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DTI warns usage of butane cannisters

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) once again warns public on the use of butane canisters for household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The DTI cautions that these canisters are not intended and designed for LPG and therefore may pose danger to users and ...

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Norcot town mayor orders stop to Yamashita treasure hunting

PNA COTABATO City– Concerned about the safety of his people and in protecting the environment, a town mayor in North Cotabato has issued a cease and desist order Wednesday to several individuals conducting “Yamashita” treasure hunting in the town. There could be treasures buried in the town of Arakan, North ...

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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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