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Ombudsman bars Ampatuan scion from ever holding government post

By Cong B. Corrales, Associate Editor FOR lying to the government “willfully,” the Office of the Ombudsman has barred one of the principal suspects of the grisly Am-patuan Massacre from holding any government post, ever. In a press advisory, dated July 30, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered Zaldy Ampatuan to be ...

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Davao Light imposes more power cut off

DAVAO CITY — Davao Light and Power Co. (DL PC) started Thursday imposing a maximum of three to four hours of rotating power interruptions in this city and franchise areas in Davao del Norte. This developed after the Therma South Inc. (TSI) coal plant shut down for an unscheduled repair. ...

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BTC calls on Congress to pass original BBL

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) yesterday appealed to both the Senate and the House of Representatives to pass the original draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law as Congress resumes its 3rd regular session. MohaqherIqbal, BTC chair, said the current version being pushed in the House will run ...

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3 drug suspects netted in Surigao del Norte raid

BUTUAN City– Three suspects including a minor were arrested and more than P150thousand  pesosworth of illegal drugs, firearm and drug paraphernalia were seized by the authorities in a raid at a coastal municipality of Surigao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon. Reports reaching the regional police headquarters here on Thursday from ...

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‘We don’t need BBL’ opined town exec in Zambo Sur

TUKURAN, Zamboanga del Sur—‘We don’t need BBL, was the statement raised by  Mayor FrancisvicVillamero when interviewed on his opinion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law recently at his office here. He said his town does not need the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to attain peace in Tukuran. He added that ...

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Campaign on climate change launched anew

DAVAO CITY — A campaign to harness the youth’s social media presence to produce positive changes in climate change awareness and mitigation was launched in Davao City Wednesday. Called #nowPH: One Million Filipino Youth Voices for Climate Action, the campaign aims to unite the voice of the Filipino youth for ...

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OCD-11 leads coastal clean-up drive

DAVAO CITY — A total of 22 government-line-agencies teamed up to do coastal clean-up along the shoreline of Gulf View, Barangay Bago Aplaya in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa. Rebecca Lopez, director for operations of the ...

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