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Laviña still hopeful for resumption of talks

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent National Irrigation Administration (NIA) administrator and Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) peace panel member Peter Tiu Laviña is still hoping that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte would resume the peace talks with the communists soon. In press conference here, Laviña said Duterte could not ...

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Bureau of Mines urges Balingasag vs quarry ops

By Edwin Iyo, Correspondent Regional Director Rex Monsanto of the Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB 10) has urged local official in Balingasag to do address reports of illegal quarrying in their town. The problem is the monitoring funtion on quarrying of the provincial government of Misamis Oriental has been devolved ...

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‘One household one vote’

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief and Sita Asequia, Correspondent Iligan City — A household could only have one vote in the city’s synchronized purok president election this coming Saturday, Jose Pantoja, city information officer said. “Each family must decide who among them will vote,” Pantoja said. For families ...

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2 dead, 2 wounded as rebels clash with gov’t troops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent A government trooper and a civilian were killed while two other civilians were seriously wounded after troopers of the Army’s 29th Infantry Battalion clashed with combatants of the New People’s Army in a mining area in Sitio Sarog, Barangay San Isidro, Santiago, Agusan del Norte on ...

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Duterte flirts with emcee in Surigao

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent SURIGAO City — President Rodrigo Duterte stopped in the middle of his speech during a short program here on Sunday to ask the name of the emcee and whether he could bring her to Manila to serve as his private secretary. The lady emcee is married. ...

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Surigao mayor orders city engineer to assess structural damages

SURIGAO City — Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas ordered the City Engineering and Architectural Office to conduct physical assessment of all buildings in the city damaged by the 6.7 earthquake that hit this port city of Caraga Friday evening. The Surigao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council reconvened yesterday morning ...

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Mining closure order to affect 20,589 persons

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The regional directors of two national government agencies are at a quandary where to place the 20,589 mining workers who will be displaced once the mining firms in Caraga region will be closed. Atty. Evelyn R. Ramos, regional director of the Department of ...

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