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Mangudadatu to ailing Andal Sr: ‘Seek forgiveness’

COTABATO City– Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu today urged former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr to admit his fault and be sorry for the sins he committed. Mangudadatu was reacting to news reports that the principal suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre has only three months to live due to ...

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Man shot dead in Cotabato City

By TENG DATU Bureau Chief COTABATO City—Police authorities here were still facing blank wall on the motive behind the shooting to death a jobless man in Poblacion 3, Midsayap last July 1. P/Supt Renante B. Delos Santos said that they received a call from Poblacion 3 telling them of a ...

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DILG 12 holds ‘Ugnayan sa Barangay’ in Tacurong City

TACURONG City– In a bid to step up the mainstreaming efforts of “Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS),” the Department of the Interior and Local Government 12 (DILG-12) has conducted an orientation workshop to the members of the Barangay Action Teams (BATs) of Tacurong City on Thursday, officials said. Held ...

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Bridge in Mamasapano to be completed next month

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao– Public works officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and in Maguindanao are optimistic the concrete foot bridge crossing the Tukanalipao River will be completed by August amid torrential rain in the region. The concrete bridge is being built near the iconic bullet-riddled wooden footbridge several ...

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ALU-TUCP: New wage hike a pittance

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent What can P12 buy these days? This, in essence, is what the Alliance of Labor Unions-Trade Congress Union of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) is asking the Regional Wages Board of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the Wage Order it issued a month ago. Nicandro Borja, ...

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Drive for Macajalar Bay protection kicks-off

JASAAN, Misamis Oriental — The Agutayan Watchtower and Light House Project is inaugurated today at the Agu tayan white island in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. The project is a joint undertaking of the provincial government of Misamis Oriental, the Department of Energy (DOE), STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) and the local ...

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Girl dies as strong winds, heavy rains hit Lebak

LEBAK, Sultan Kudarat — A 13 year-old girl was killed when a coconut tree fell and hit her at the height of a downpour coupled by strong winds in this town early Friday, a disaster management official said. Myla Canete, chair of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, ...

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3 day University Fair to roll out in Davao City

By DIGNA D. BANZON  DAVAO City– The region’s biggest gathering of schools, the University Fair, will open at SM Davao on July 9 highlighting a powerhouse collection of academic and technical institutions from around the country. PR manager for SM City Davao Precious Ann Legario said among the out-of-town institutions ...

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Strong winds damage 17 houses in Socot town

GENERAL SANTOS City– At least 17 houses were damaged in Tupi town in South Cotabato after strong winds battered three villages in the area on Thursday afternoon. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) head, said Friday the incident occurred at the height of heavy rains ...

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