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Pacleb visits troops in Marawi

Northern Mindanao Regional Police Office visited its augmentation troops from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB 10) in Marawi City amid the continuing clashes between government forces and Maute group. Police Regional Office (PRO 10) has deployed two companies of RPSB personnel in Marawi City to perform law enforcement operations ...

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Killing of Lumad’s dreams’

“President Duterte is killing the dreams of Lumad children.” These were the words of Ramel Miguel on the death of his student Obillo Bay-ao. Bay-ao, 19, was killed by two paramilitary men at sitio Dulyan, barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte, Sept. 5. The shooting of Bay-ao is the ...

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Bislig mayor sacked for grave misconduct

The Office of the Ombudsman dismissed Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro and 11 other local officials over a questionable P14.7-million hydraulic excavator purchase five years ago. In a statement Monday, the Ombudsman said Navarro was sacked “for Grave Misconduct” and will be stripped off his eligibility for public office, retirement ...

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City curfew remains enforced even with Diyandi Festival

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — Curfew hours will remain enforced even with the Diyandi Festival in the city this month. Jose Pantoja, City Information Officer said the city has decided to enforce the city curfew to assure that the peace and order especially with the ...

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Public warned vs lead-laced furniture

With the influx of imported toys, a watchdog warned the public of the lead-coated kiddie furniture proliferating in the market which poses health risks to children. Recently, EcoWaste Coalition obtained imported products such as a chair with backrest, a folding chair with “fiore” design and “Spongebob Squarepants” design from various ...

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Marine bio experts wage solutions to protect coral reefs

BUTUAN City — Marine biologists and experts recently put forward science-based solutions that address issues in coral protection in the country. Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Y. Licuanan, in his talk entitled “Current Status of PH Coral Reefs and Prospects for the Near Future,” recommended to “fix the reef first before transplant.” ...

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‘Injustice to Moro people breeds extremism’

DAVAO City — A top leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the standing injustices committed globally and domestically against the Moro people are luring the young Muslims to embrace violent extremism. “There is a continuing risk of youths being enticed by violent and extremist ideologies and join ...

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Report on Lumad’s death questioned

DAVAO City — A tribal leader expressed anger over the police reports clearing militiamen in the killing of a Lumad student from Talaingod, Davao Del Norte last week. Kerlan Fanagel, a B’laan leader of the progressive group Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organizations described the police report as “absurd.” Obillo Bay-ao, ...

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