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Hataman to Rep. Alejano: Stop derailing peace efforts

COTABATO City– Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Thursday called on Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano to cease spreading deception and mistrust. Alejano has said that the proposed ‘P27 billion Bangsamoro block grant’ as envisioned in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law from the ...

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Suspected drug pushers nab in Libona village in Bukidnon

By EREN CELOCIA Bureau Chief LIBONA, Bukidnon—A joint police operation was conducted Thursday against suspected drug pushers operating at Zone 5 Barangay Gango here that resulted to the arrest of a father and his son, a police officer revealed. Police Senior Inspector Peter L. Tajor, Libona town police chief said ...

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Suspected NPA rebel collared

PAGADIAN City– Zamboanga del Sur– The authorities have arrested a suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the nearby town of Mahayag, this province, a top police official announced Thursday. Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre, provincial police director, identified the arrested NPA suspect as Roger Najini, a member of ...

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Moresco-1, NGCP partner in ‘Balik Eskwela’ Program in Misor town

Misamis Oriental-1 Rural Electric Service Cooperative (MORECO-) in cooperation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines launched the ‘Balik Eskwela’ program in Kimalok, Libertad town in Misamis Oriental distributing bags and school materials to school pupils in the area last June 11, 2015. The program has benefited 87 school ...

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No storm yet but expect more rain in next 3 days

THE Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday said the country will remain storm-free in the next two to three days but with rains in Mindanao and Visayas due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Pagasa weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the agency has monitored a weather disturbance ...

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Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts Davao Occidental

A MAGNITUDE 4.4 earthquake struck the province of Davao Occidental yesterday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 10:55 am with the epicenter traced 164 kilometers southeast of Sarangani in Davao Occidental. The agency noted that ...

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15 new HIV cases detected in South Cotabato

By ANNA LIZA CABRIDO GENERAL SANTOS City– Fifteen more residents of South Cotabato province have tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) since last month, bringing the total incidence in the area to 269. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said the new ...

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