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Green group steps up study on endangered croc

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Pilar, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte — A non-government organization specializing on crocodile research and conservation has stepped up its research study on the critically endangered Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) on its introduced habitat in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Rainier I. Manalo, program ...

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State forces intensify harassment vs Lianga evacuees

Karapatan-Caraga had condemned the unrelenting persecution allegedly committed by the 75th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police of Lianga against the Surigao del Sur evacuees by filing trumped-up cases against their leaders and support groups. In an emailed statement, Karapatan-Caraga claims the complaint is a brazen ...

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School to verify student suspect

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief, and Sita Asequia Correspondent . Iligan City — The principal of Iligan City National High School said they will verify if the minor caught in a buy-bust operation earlier this week is a student in their school. “We will make verification on reported ...

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Gensan pupils advocate for healthier seas

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Koronadal City — “Let us help our environment bring back its unspoiled state. It is suffering from pollution, deforestation, and climate change,” said a grade six pupil named Sharie Allyna Colano said from Dadiangas West Central Elementary School (DWCES) in General ...

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Juvenile Brahminy Kite dies from severe injury

By Richel V. Umel Correspondent . LINAMON, Lanao del Norte — An injured four-month-old Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) rescued by the Local Government Unit  of Linamon this province  and the Community Environment and Natural Resources of the DENR died at around 8:00 pm Tuesday while it was given an emergency ...

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More work lies ahead with BOL, says Dureza

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . “There is a bigger work to be done with the passage of the (Bangsamoro Organic Law).” Thus said Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on Monday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) into law. “Milestones have been ...

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Abusive cop relieved

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — The police officer who was caught on video hitting seven boys here has already been relieved of duty, Senior Insp. Felix Rabago of Police Station 4 in Barangay Tubad, this city said. Rabago identified the erring police officer as ...

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Normin narcs undergo drug test

  By LITO RULONA Correspondent . More than a thousand members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) operatives from the different drug enforcement units all over Northern Mindanao were subjected to a surprise drug test late last week. Police Regional Office-10 spokesman Supt. Surki Sereñas said the surprise drug test ...

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