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Robredo to grace housing confab

GENERAL SANTOS City — Around 400 local stakeholders will gather on Thursday for the city’s housing summit that will be graced by Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chairperson, Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. Mary Ann Bacar, head of the City Housing and Land Management Office, said yesterday the ...

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Options apt for Bangsamoro

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–Will the Bangsamoro be established under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte? MILF Chairman Murad Ebrahim sounds optimistic. (Mindanews, May 15, 2016: MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”) Can this happen under the Duterte presidency? Being optimistic is not ...

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Election as we see it

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–We have observed Philippine elections since the 1930s. While blest with the most modern facilities, the 2016 election is old tale retold, the dirtiest and most enigmatic. As Inquirer’s Ma. Ceres P. Doyo wrote last May 3, the Philippine Catholic Church sees the same: “Desperately seeking ...

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BEST VIEW

GEN. Santos City — The horizon here turned unusually gloomy while the typically warm morning winds eased for over an hour yesterday morning as the city saw the partial solar eclipse like no other place in the country. People here had the best view of the celestial show. Renato de ...

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Socot town declares state of calamity

GENERAL SANTOS City– The municipal government of Tampakan is pushing for declaration of the entire area under the state of calamity due to the rising cases of dengue infection that already affected 96 residents and left a child dead. Tampakan Mayor Leonardo Escobillo said Tuesday they have requested the municipal ...

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Foreign, local performers to join Koronadal folkloric fest

GENERAL SANTOS City– Around 400 foreign, national and local performers will take the center-stage in various cultural showcases slated next week in parts of Region 12 in line with the 10-day “Pyesta Kolon Datal: Koronadal International Folklore Festival.” Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said Thursday the participating performers are expected ...

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MGB 12 steps up drive on disasters prevention

By ALLEN V. ESTABILLO GENERAL SANTOS City– The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 12 has stepped up its awareness campaign on various geohazards as it moves to prevent the occurrence of possible major disasters in the area in wake of the continuing rainy season. Constancio Paye Jr., MGB ...

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460 Gensan residents get Tesda scholarships

GENERAL SANTOS City– The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has enlisted some 460 scholars from various parts of the city for its flagship technical-vocational (tech-voc) training scholarship program. Richard Amparo, acting head of TesdaSarangani-General Santos provincial office, said the scholarship slots comprise the city’s allotment for this year ...

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