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NBI-Iligan chief nabs drug suspect who tried to molest nursing

By BONITA ERMAC, Correspondent ILIGAN City––An official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a suspected drug pusher in Tambo, Barangay Hinaplanon, on Wedneday. The suspected drug pusher’s arrest came after he allegedly tried to molest a nursing student who cried for help. Police identified the suspect as Edson Gunauyan, ...

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Soccsksargen floods affect 26,000 peo

COTABATO City––The Office of Civil Defense in the Soccsksargen yesterday said the flash floods that hit the region have affected 4,436 families or about 26,600 individuals. Region 12, Soccsksargen region, is comprised of the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani and the cities of Cotabato, Kidapawan, Koronadal, ...

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Zambo goes on alert over stormy weather

ZAMBOANGA City– Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar alerted barangay officials to the stormy weather the city has been experiencing and ordered them to quickly respond to any and all emergency situations to ensure zero casualty. Salazar said the barangay officials had on several occasions been trained on disaster risk reduction management ...

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Uprooted trees crush boy to death

ZAMBOANGA City-– A boy was killed when two trees were uprooted and cryshed a nipa hut amid inclement weather in Zamboanga Sibugay. Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the victim as Ken Raven Celebrado, six, who died of head injuries. Samuddin said the incident occurred around ...

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P400 million for road upgrading in Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat

GENERAL Santos City––The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allocated around P400 million for the upgrading of two vital sections of the national roads in Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat provinces. Reynaldo Tamayo, DPWH Region 12 director, said the preparations are now underway for the implementation of the road ...

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Socot board reaffirms ban on open-pit mining

GENERAL SANTOS City– The South Cotabato provincial board has shut down calls for the amendment and lifting of the controversial ban on open-pit mining in the area as set in the province’s five-year-old Environment Code. In a resolution passed during its regular session on Tuesday, the board reaffirmed the validity ...

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Tausug girl lands No. 6 in Nursing board exam

By EDWIN O. FERNANDEZ COTABATO City– A 20-year-old nursing graduate of Notre Dame of Jolo College (NDJC), in Jolo, Sulu has sent a message to the people of Sulu and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (ARMM). Her message was simple: ‘Dream big and dream for peace in Mindanao.’ She also ...

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Pagadian fire victims to get aid from NHA, DSWD

PAGADIAN City– The National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are set to provide additional emergency financial and housing assistance to the June 1 fire victims in this city. Mayor Romeo Pulmones said the NHA allocated P24 million for the housing site development while ...

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