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SCAA approved by Lorenzana, Año, Mayor Regencia claims

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief .  Iligan City — Mayor Celso Regencia has claimed that the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary the city has formed has been approved by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of the Interiors Eduardo Año. During the flag raising ceremony Monday, Regencia denied that ...

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Public school teacher stabbed while teaching inside classroom

By NORA SORIñO Iligan City Bureau Chief and SITA ASEQUIA Correspondent .  ILIGAN City — A public school teacher had been stabbed dead while she was teaching her elementary pupils here. Authorities identified the victim as Cheryl Dologen, 36, single, and a resident of Valderama, Sta. Filomena, this city and ...

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Iligan admin enjoins vendors to transfer

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief .  Iligan City — City administrator lawyer Leo Zaragoza yesterday enjoined the vendors of the Pala-o market to transfer from the site they are occupying now to the temporary market the city has constructed at the Iligan City Bus and jeepney terminal at ...

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Solons condemn bombings in lumad communities in Lianga

ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro strongly condemned the series of bombings in Lianga, Surigao del Sur prompting Lumad communities to evacuate their lands which prompted Lumad access to their farms and food that has been restricted by military checkpoints. According to reports by the Save Our Schools ...

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Police nab MSU band trainer in buy-bust op

Iligan City — The police here arrested an alleged drug pusher at a pension house in Dao, Hinaplanon, this city. Station 3 at Dalipuga barangay under Senior Insp. Enrique Dungog identified the suspect as Rey Briones, 54, of Purok 8-C, barangay Santiago said to be a teacher and a band ...

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Armm holds first ‘data marathon’

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief .  Cotabato City — The Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao spearheaded a three-day Bangsamoro Datathon held in this city earlier this month. The Bangsamoro Datathon (data + marathon) is a series of support processes ...

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Banana workers hold protest vs Sumifru

Over 200 workers of banana company Sumifru Phils. Corp. held a protest last week in the company’s main office in Makati for neglecting court’s order recognizing them as regular workers. The workers under their union Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Suyapa Farm (Namasufa) have been camping here in Manila since November last ...

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Transnational disaster aid alliance to launch in Davao today

DAVAO City — A transnational disaster aid alliance is set to be launched here that aims to foster collaboration among different sectors and organizations to implement swift and effective disaster response in the region. Danilo Gumanao, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Regional Coordinator for Mindanao, explained that Davao ...

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Davao ups stringent measures vs swine flu

DAVAO City — At the height of the continuing threat on the possible outbreak of the feared African Swine Fever (ASF) on the swine industry in the country, Philippine authorities are now applying strict preventive measures, a top agriculture official in Davao region said. Regional Veterinary Quarantine Officer of Department ...

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