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Asian Power celebrate Hedcor, wins 4 awards

Hedcor, the Philippines’ largest developer of run-of-river hydropower systems, was hailed by Asian Power Magazine with four major awards—Hydropower Project of the Year (Gold Award) for Hedcor’s Sabangan Hydropower Project, Innovative Power Technology of the Year (Silver Award) and Smart Grid Power Project of the Year (Gold Award) for Hedcor’s ...

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Peace talks avert brewing lumad conflict in Caraga

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent Lawan-Lawan, LAS NIEVES, Agusan del Norte — Averting yet another tribal conflict, representatives from the provincial government, the municipal government, and the 401st Infantey Brigade commander Col. Alexander Macario, and the lumads sat down for peace dialogue, here on Saturday. A peace pact was reached among ...

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Teachers stage rally for wage increase

By Lito Rulona, Correspondent CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The local chapter of the Alliance for Concerned Teachers (Act) staged a candle-lit protest rally in support of their nationwide sit-down strike and ‘Grand Lobbying Day of Protest’ for salary increase, here Tuesday evening. Cornelio Salvaloza Jr., Act-CdO chairman, said their ...

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Koko files bill on ‘no opening of box’ policy

A “No Opening of Box” policy on balikbayan boxes by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is being sought by a bill filed recently by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III in recognition of the significant contribution of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the national economy. Regardless of the total dutiable value ...

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Caraga PNP dismisses 9 cops positive for shabu

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Nine policemen, mostly rookie cops, were dropped from police rolls and dismissed from service after summary hearings found the nine policemen positive of shabu use. Police Regional Office-13 information officer Police Supt. Martin Gamba told Gold Star Daily in an interview, the dismissal ...

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Aboitiz is biggest patron to public educ

The Department of Education (DepEd) has lauded Aboitiz Group for being its biggest contributor and a long-standing partner in the bid to uplift the state of the country’s public education system. Speaking in front of around 600 participants including 330 Aboitiz scholars and their parents, teachers, principals, and representatives from ...

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