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Davao to submit list to FDA

DAVAO CITY — The city’s Business Bureau is set to submit a list of establishments here that have been issued with mayor’s permits to Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) XI this week, following the food poisoning incident earlier this month that downed close to 2,000 victims, mostly children in Surigao ...

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House resumes BBL interpellation on Aug. 4

DAVAO CITY — The House of Representatives will resume the interpellation period for House Bill 5811, the substitute bill to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday, August 4, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL, told MindaNews Tuesday. Before Congress ...

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Aquino to BBL critics: Give a better solution

DAVAO City––President Aquino only had a few words to say about the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) but he snapped back at those opposing it during his State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday. Aquino challenged them to propose a better solution to resolve the long-standing conflict, and he ...

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Mini-hospital to rise in remote village in Davao Sur town

MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur– The provincial government has set aside P2.5-million funds for the construction of a mini-hospital in the remote Barangay Bacungan here late this year to provide the basic health needs of the residents. This was according to Governor Claude Bautista during a consultative meeting with municipal and ...

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32 illegal loggers nabbed

DAVAO CITY — Local authorities apprehended 32 suspected illegal loggers in Davao Region from January to June this year, an environment official said. Victor Billones, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the enforcement division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI, said some 521.90 cubic meters of illegally-cut logs with ...

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Iron fortified rice gaining popularity in Compostela

DAVAO City – The number of rice millers using iron fortified rice or i-Rice is increasing in Compostela Valley since the launching of the rice fortification program in 2007 in Compostela Valley province. Kenneth Barroga, the Provincial Science and Technology Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region ...

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Davao boxer vies for WBO Orient title-fight in August

DAVAO City — Undefeated boxer Jay-Ar “The Hitman” Inson of Davao City fights Indonesian Victor Mausul for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Orient Lightweight Interim Championship on August 14 at 1 p.m. at the SM Davao Annex in Ecoland. The 12-round title-fight is the main event of the “Tibay ...

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Samal staged gruelling trail run competition

DAVAO CITY- Barangay Gulion in the Island Garden City of Samal hosted the Salomon X Trail 2015 last week. The event features a 6 kilometer and 24 kilometer hardcore trail running race in Barangay Gulion. Dax Ang of Davao Adventure X said that the trail in Barangay Gulion provides one ...

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