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Greens hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

The environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) hailed the exit of the Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore from the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in Mindanao, calling it “a victory for the people.” “Glencore, potentially the largest mining project in the country to date, ultimately failed in the ...

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DOH-XI urges public to avoid salty foods

DAVAO City – The Department of Health (DOH) in the region called on the public Monday to take care of their kidneys by avoiding salty foods. Dr. Maria Theresa Lorenzo Bad-ang, spokesperson in the region of the DOH’s Renal Disease Control Program pointed out that eating “junk foods” like corn ...

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Roxas turnover 14 patrol jeeps to Davao provinces

By Eldie S. Aguirre, Digos Bureau Chief DIGOS CITY —Secretary of the Interior Mar Roxas graced the “Dugso San-dawa Festival” here at the Rizal Park, Friday, where he also turned over 14 police patrol jeeps to local chief executives and police station commanders in Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental. ...

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Zambo city extends suspension of classes due to bad weather

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Classes both in public and private from kindergarten to high school levels remain suspended Wednesday due to continuous bad weather in this city. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered the “continued suspension of classes” based on the recommendation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) ...

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Parago killing a humanitarian law violation – NPA

MANILA – New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao was not killed in an encounter as what the military claims. According to the NPA Southern Mindanao Regional (SMR) Command, Parago was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout ...

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PhilHealth opens contracting for Z Packages to Private Hospitals

In order   to help  achieve  Universal  Health  Care  for  all  Filipinos  and  true  to  its   aspiration of ensuring that “Bawat Pilipino, Miyembro; Bawat Miyembro, Protektado; Kalusugan Natin, Segurado”,  the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)  issued a call for private health care institutions to apply for contracting services for the delivery ...

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MILF insists all Mindanao stakeholders were consulted on BBL

COTABATO City– The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has insisted the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Sulu Sultanate and Indigenous Peoples were consulted on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it was finalized and submitted to Malacanang. In a statement posted on its website luwaran.com, the MILF said those ...

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ARMM local officials laud additional infra funds in 2015

By EDWIN O. FERNANDEZ COTABATO City– Local officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were elated by additional allocation of P10 billion for infrastructure projects in the region in support of the southern peace process. ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman and his regional public works secretary, Engineer Don Mustapha ...

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