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Med studes get scholarship grants from Velencia city

THE City Government of Valencia has granted five medical students to acquire the Medical Education Subsidy Program of the city for school year 2016 to 2017. The grantees were revealed during the first Monday convocation of the city where they also signed a contract before the employees and members of ...

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Valencia successfully kicks off nutri month

THE city government of Valencia successfully celebrated the first Buntis Day on July 1, 2016 a kickoff activity of the 42nd nutrition month with the theme “First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan.” The National Nutrition Council States that this year’s theme focuses on the first ...

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3 gold miners die in tunnel

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — Three gold miners died after suffocating on poisonous gas inside a mining tunnel in Barangay Ellaperal, Placer town in Surigao del Norte on Friday. The fatalities were identified as Joar B. Olayvar, 30, Francisco Daniolco, 27, and a certain Ritsobal –– all ...

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Iligan dads name executive staff heads

By Nora C. Sorino, Iligan Bureau Chief  Iligan City — In its first regular session, the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city presided over by Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz confirmed the appointment of Atty. Rafael Benedictos as Mayor Celso Regencia’s Chief of Staff, Atty. Dexter Rey Sumaoy as City ...

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Nine ‘chololots’ seized in Surigao city

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — The police office here have confiscated units of illegal electronic gambling machines, locally known as chololots, in different parts of this city on Friday. Newly installed Officer-in-charge, Supt. Noel E. Silvosa, directed the Intelligence Operatives to conduct simultaneous raids against illegal gambling ...

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Lumads demand probe on firm encroaching their land

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Tribal leaders, members, residents and barangay officials of Barangay Anticala, this city, over the weekend, asked the help of President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate the controversial P565-million Butuan Bulk Water Supply Project since the project has encroached their ancestral domain without proper consultation. ...

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Biodiversity park in Davao discovers return of 36 bird species

A total of 36 bird species—a number of which are considered endangered—have been recently identified living at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, reinforcing the park’s status as a thriving outdoor biodiversity preserve that is also one of the country’s few nesting sites for hawksbill turtles. This initial discovery, made by members ...

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Regencia case slated next week in Manila

By Nora C. Sorino, Iligan Bureau Chief and Tomasita Asequia, Correspondent Iligan City — In a statement to media yesterday, former Representative Vicente Belomonte, Jr. said the hearing of re-elected Mayor Celso Regencia frustrated murder case is scheduled on July 13 and it will in Quezon City. Belmonte added they are doing ...

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