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Damaged road in Salay now passable

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent . Salay, Misamis Oriental — At last, the damaged road in the rebel-affected hinterland barangay of this town is now passable as the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced during its turn over ceremony last Wednesday morning in Barangay Alipuaton here. Col. Edcardo De Leon, Commander ...

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Duterte ‘death squad’ an admission of state-sponsored killings

DAVAO City — President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to form his own Duterte Death Squad to counter the communist’s New People’s Army (NPA) “Sparrow” units is an admission that his administration is involved in the series of state-sponsored killings across the country, the militant lumad group Pasaka said. “Duterte’s statement to ...

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Gov’t eyes expansion of drug rehabilitation program next year

Two drug rehabilitation centers are soon to be completed in Sarangani Province and Agusan del Sur in Mindanao. The rehab centers support the Department of Health’s (DOH) eyed expansion of its drug rehabilitation and treatment programs in 2019 that aim to reach more patients in the region. The projects are ...

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Group claims AFP holding four missing teachers

DAVAO City — Four volunteer teachers of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region who went missing recently were found to be under the custody of a military unit in Iligan City. Melissa Comiso, literacy and numeracy program coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region, said they ...

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Killing of village official condemned as Davnor gov calls for probe

DAVAO City — Davao del Norte governor Anthony Del Rosario condemned the killing of former Samal village official Paulito Villaceran Jr. and his security aide Johnny Caro. “The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte is denouncing in the strongest terms the killing of former Barangay Captain Paulito Villaceran, Jr. of ...

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5 Maoist guerrillas surrender to military

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent . FIVE members of the New People’s Army have surrendered to Lt. Col. Ronald Illana, commanding officer of the 8th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Poblacion, Impasug-ong town in  Bukidnon last Thursday. The five rebels who surrendered were identified as alias Lucas, 49, a resident of Loreto, ...

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Body found at dumpster second since transfer of facility

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief and Sita Asequia Correspondent . Iligan City — The dead body discovered at the garbage disposal was the second since the dumpsite was transferred from barangay Santiago to Sitio Banko, Barangay Bonbonon, this city. According to Tata Villaver, barangay chair of Santiago, the ...

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Task force to conduct service caravan today

MARAWI City — Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) will conduct its fifth service caravan in Barangay Bito Buadi Itowa and Sarimanok Transitional Site today. TFBM invited government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to participate in the event by providing services to internally displaced persons, which include relief assistance, medical checkups, and ...

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Iligan placed in full alert status

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — The city has been placed in full security alert status together with neighboring cities in the region following intelligence reports from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police that expert Maute-Isis bombers have managed to ...

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