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Govt forces hunt BIFF hitmen in murder of unarmed soldier

MAGUINDANAO– Police and military and authorities here have launched manhunt against suspected hitmen of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who liquidated anew an off duty soldier in Datu Hofer town in Maguindanao Sunday. Capt. Joan Petinglay, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said covert operations are still on going to ...

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Zambo Norte hinterland kids show high malnutrition cases

DIPOLOG City– Lack of formal education is one of the main obstacles in addressing problem on malnutrition, mostly in the far-flung areas of this province, a nutrition official said Monday. Provincial Nutrition Officer-in-Charge Himaya Eroy disclosed Monday that education is the main predicament in the effort of Gov. Roberto Uy’s ...

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36 pupils in Butuan indisposed for suspected food poisoning

BUTUAN CITY — Thirty-six schoolchildren were rushed to the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital here for suspected food poisoning, Friday. The children, all pupils of Doongan Elementary School, were reported to have eaten expired candies. “We received a total of 36 students. About five of them who exhibited the most severe ...

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DOJ to probe source of fake rice

DAVAO CITY — With the persistent reports of fake rice from China finding its way into local markets, here, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will zero in on the source of the fake rice. In a text message to reporters, Friday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the President ordered ...

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Gensan posts highest revenue in 20 years

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The City Trea-surer’s Office (CTO) reported that the local government unit (LGU) of General Santos has posted the highest revenue collected within the past 20 years. Rodilon Lacap, head of the CTO, said the annual increase in revenue of the city has been noticed since the ...

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Disaster Consciousness Month kicks-off in Sibugay

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay — The Office of Civil Defense-9 (OCD9) spearheaded the launching of the National Disaster Consciousness Month at Ipil Municipal Covered Court with the support of national government agencies, academe, uniformed personnel and civil society organizations. “We all share a common goal. Let this year’s theme ‘Pamilya at ...

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DOH: Three out of 10 Filipinos are obese

QUEZON CIY — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) has observed a steady increase in the number of overweight and the obese Filipinos in the last two decades. During the kick-off ceremony of the 41st Nutrition Month on July 1, Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary and National Nutrition Council (NNC) ...

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