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Mindanao’s Duterte to launch campaign in Tondo

By Antonio Colina DAVAO City–Tondo in Manila, the symbol of urban poverty in the country, would be the venue for the first salvo of Mindanao’s Mayor Rodrigo Duterte when the official campaign period begins on tomorrow but his national campaign headquarters would be in this city. It is the first time ...

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Task force formed to counter attacks on transmission towers

By Antonio Colina DAVAO City–Government has formed the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Security of Energy Facilities to address the series of attacks on transmission towers of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines and right-of-way claims in Mindanao. Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada said Mindanao’s power problem is now more of ...

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US, CIA part of operations vs Marwan, Napenas says

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS DAVAO City–The Special Action Force (SAF) of the National Police did not coordinate with the Armed Forces and the peace process mechanisms when they launched “Oplan Exodus” on Jan. 25, 2015, but it did with the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),  former SAF director Getulio Napenas ...

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‘Like’ button could cost government workers their jobs

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Thursday warned government officials and workers, advising them to exercise caution when using social media as their acts might be construed as engaging in partisan politics and result in their dismissal from office. Annabelle Roselle, director of the CSC in Region 11, told the ...

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M’nao gets P380b budget

DAVAO City––Mindanao will get P380 billion out of the P3.002 trillion approved national budget for 2016, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) said. Mindanao’s share this year is 12.7 percent of the national budget. Compared to last year’s P302.4 billion share, the island’s budget increased by 25.7 percent ...

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Aboitiz firm to cushion impact of power crisis

THERMA South Inc. (TSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., is set to commission on Friday the 150-mw Unit 2 of the coal-fed 300-mw Therma South Energy Project in Toril, Davao city. The plant was originally scheduled to start operations in March 2016. TSI infused P25 billion for ...

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Clergymen frown over Duterte death penalty plan

MEMBERS of the clergy have slammed the statement of presidential aspirant and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte regarding his plan to revive the death penalty if he is elected to the highest office in the country. Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he was shocked upon hearing about the plan, noting that ...

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Diño warns of ‘dire’ aftermath with Duterte disqualification

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — There will be pandemonium if Malacañang succeeds in disqualifying Davao  City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from running for President of the Republic next year, a political party executive warned. In a press conference, Monday, Martin Diño, Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP – Laban) deputy secretary ...

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