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Two soldiers die in Sulu ambush

By TEOFILO P. GARCIA, JR ZAMBOANGA City– Two soldiers were killed in an ambush staged by suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, a top military official disclosed Monday. Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the slain soldiers as PFC Rey ...

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‘Pastil, cooked rice,’ down 9 persons in North Cotabato

By NOEL Y. PUNZALAN PIKIT, North Cotabato—A contaminated “pastil” (steamed rice with minced chicken) reportedly downed a family of five from Pikit, North Cotabato after eating in a carenderia in Kabacan, North Cotabato, police said. Another family of four were also downed by a cooked riced believed to be contaminated, ...

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Foreign, local performers to join Koronadal folkloric fest

GENERAL SANTOS City– Around 400 foreign, national and local performers will take the center-stage in various cultural showcases slated next week in parts of Region 12 in line with the 10-day “Pyesta Kolon Datal: Koronadal International Folklore Festival.” Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said Thursday the participating performers are expected ...

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2 Maguindanao towns still flooded

DATU SALIBO, Maguin-danao — Close to 12,000 individuals were affected by floods in nine Maguindanao towns as a result of torrential rains brought about by Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone the past week, but no displacements were reported, disaster response officials said over the weekend. The Office of Civil Defense and the ...

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Pajo: Beware of W.I.L.D. diseases

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A local official here on Sunday enjoined parents to be aware of W.I.L.D diseases that become prevalent during the wet season.W.I.L.D stands for waterborne diseases, Influenza, Leptospirosis and Dengue. Dante Pajo, chair of the city council committee on health and sanitation, said that wild diseases ...

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‘Carry on the struggle’

MANILA — “If we do not fight and the dams push through, we die anyway. If we fight, we die honorably. Thus I exhort you all, kayaw (struggle)!” These words still ring true, spoken 34 years ago by Macliing Dulag, Kalinga chieftain, and one of the leaders of the Cordilleran ...

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Youth urged to help in protecting rights of indegenes

DAVAO CITY — Youth leaders in Southern Minda-nao, over the weekend, underscored the need for the youth to take an active role in protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) or Lumads, as they condemned the alleged militarization that they said displaced Lumads from their communities. “We are against the ...

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Surigaonon lady to set a record with her Butuan-Surigao run

SURIGAO CITY — A thirty-something woman from Surigao City vent all frustrations over a heartbreak over two years ago, towards running. And like Forrest Gump, she never stopped running since then, joining marathons and ultramarathons left and right, both locally and abroad, even winning in a number of them. Starting ...

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