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Transport strike today scrapped

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent TRANSPORTATION groups here have decided not to push through with their planned nationwide strike during the opening of classes today. This after Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra promised they will not approve the ...

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Police get ready for opening of classes

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent POLICE director for northern Mindanao Chief Supt. Agripino Javier ordered police offices throughout Region 10 to field officers to areas near schools that would open today. Javier said the police officers are to assist teachers and students, and ensure their safety and  security during the start ...

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Matigsalug group undergoes values formation

Fifty members of the Matigsalug tribe have attended recenlty a values formation training and team building activity organized by AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI). The activity, conducted in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI 11) and the Matigsalug Council of Elders ...

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Suspects bombs anti-drug unit safe house

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent LUCKILY no one was hurt when a bomb detonated in Purok 3, Poblacion in Maramag town, Bukidnon at about 9:45 pm on Monday, a police officer said yesterday. However, Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Lemuel Gonda said the explosion damaged two vehicles: a Mitsubishi Montero Sports, bearing ...

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Solon hits Ombud’s charges vs DAR chief

By PAULO C. RIZAL Davao Today DAVAO City — Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao downplayed the graft complaint filed against Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, calling it a desperate move after the successful reinstallation of agrarian reform beneficiaries in the land area caught in tug of war ...

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Usaid, PH partners celebrate marine biodiversity program

Officials from the US Embassy in the Philippines joined Philippine government and project partners to celebrate the conclusion of the United States Agency for International Development’s (Usaid) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Ecofish) Project.  For the past five years, the P800 million Ecofish project has successfully worked with national and ...

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Koko proposes a self-executing anti-dynasty proviso in Constitution

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said the anti-dynasty provision should be made self-executing in the proposed new Constitution in order to democratize political power. This is just one of several political reforms the ruling party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban), wanted to introduce in the proposed ...

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Oro dads to hold public consuls on e-cigarettes

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The 18th City Council’s Committee on Health Sanitation and Health Insurance will be conducting public consultations on the impact of electronic cigarettes on the health of young people in the city. Committee chairman and City Councilor Maria Lourdes Gaane said there are recommendations to regulate if ...

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Local government dept calls for ‘responsible reporting’

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent THE Department of Interior and Local Government City Director Jean Docallos said the community plays a vital role in the proper implementation of martial law, especially the local news media. In a press conference yesterday, Docallos said the media outfits are not barred from reporting news ...

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