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Task force rescues 34 would-be human trafficking victims in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA City– The multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) has arrested three suspected illegal recruiters, including a Malaysian couple, and rescued 34 would-be human trafficking victims on Tuesday in a raid in this city. Lourdes Francisco, a City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) staff, said the suspects were arrested ...

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DOH-Armm to launch info drive on obesity, overweight among region’s residents

COTABATO City– The Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) will conduct an information campaign to address obesity and overweight problems among residents in the region, the Health department chief said on Monday. Dr.KadilSinolinding, DOH-ARMM secretary, said his department has lined-up a series of activities including ...

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Groups bring ‘militarization’ of Lumad schools to CBCP

MALAYBALAY CITY — After the Department of Education refused to heed calls for the pullout of government troops from schools for indigenous peoples in Southern Minda-nao, Gabriela Rep. Luzvi-minda Ilagan and other groups have taken the issue to leaders of the influential Roman Catholic Church. In a statement, Ilagan said ...

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BIFF attacks anew

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has been staging attacks to create the impression that it remains a force to reckon with, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Joann Petinglay said. Petinglay was reacting to the “hit and run” attacks by the BIFF, including the killing Sunday ...

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Butuan tops list of Schistosomiasis incidence in Caraga

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY – This city tops the list of areas in Caraga region with the most cases of Schistosomiasis, DOH Caraga official records show. The chronic disease, caused by parasitic worms, has also been reportedly prevalent in 43 towns, 244 barangays in Caraga region. The records ...

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ARMM top cop: Police must be PCR officers’

MAGUINDANAO– All police officers assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) must possess good community relations skills, a ranking police official in the region said yesterday. “All police officers, whether they are in the investigation section, intelligence or operations, must also act as police community relations (PCR) officers ...

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7 civilians injured in Sulu grenade throwing incident

ZAMBOANGA City– Seven civilian bystanders were injured in a grenade throwing incident perpetrated by suspected Abu Sayyaf member early Tuesday in Sulu, a top military official disclosed. Col. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, disclosed the incident took place around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday along Scot Road, Jolo, the capital ...

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