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Makabayan solons slam ‘rescue’ of indengenes seeking sanctuary

MANILA – Partylist representatives belonging to the Makabayan bloc in Congress today condemned the “illegal, violent and forcible entry” by Davao City police in the an evacuation center where Lumads have taken refuge to escape military operations in their communities since May. The police action came days after North Cotabato ...

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Pagadian City launches earthquake, fire drills

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in partnership with the concerned stakeholders is conducting an earthquake and fire drills on Friday in this city’s commercial district. Haron Damada, CDRRMO chief, said Thursday the scenario will include earthquake and tsunami then followed ...

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Relax ‘no ransom policy:’ Coast guard’s kin

By NitzArancon, Correspondent CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — If the family of abducted coast guard Rod AlianPagaling could have their way, they would want government to suspend its “no ransom policy.” In an interview, Paga-ling’s sister Joy said that the longer his brother stays in captivity the slimmer the chances ...

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RPSB 10’s earthquake drill at St. Mary’s School a success

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — On July 22, Regional Public Safety Battalion 10 by byPSupt. Ro-landoErlanoDestura, battalion commander, together with P/Insp. Breccia Ruth DelosoTownend, PCR Officer conducted an earthquake drill in cooperation with Cagayan de Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDR RMC) participated by the students, teachers, and ...

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Power supply worsens Davao City

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Light and Power Company has increased to two hours the rotating power interruptions in its franchise areas, as it continued to receive power supply deficit from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Davao Light’s Corporate Communications Officer RoissLuga said NG CP imposed a 130-megawatt ...

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