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Fortun hailed one of three finalists in RAFI Awards

BUTUAN CITY — Rep. Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun of the First District of Agusan del Norte has been chosen one of the three finalists in the 6th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards for Exemplary Individuals. The RAFI Triennial Awards are conferred every three years to honor those men, ...

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Nationwide census count begins

MAKATI CITY — The nationwide population count has begun with census enumerators visiting every household and institutional living quarter (ILQ) in all barangays. About 90 thousand enumerators (ENs) will ask basic information about the household members or ILQ residents, such as their age, sex, marital status, religious affiliation, highest educational ...

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Cops file charges vs Wendy’s candy

DAVAO CITY — Philippine National Police (PNP)-Region 11 Deputy Director for Operations Sr. Superintendent Aaron Aquino will convene the Special Inter-Agency Task Group Candy to determine charges against two Davao durian candy makers tagged in the manufacturing of candies that poisoned over a thousand students in several towns in Caraga ...

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Cops arrest ‘bagman’ of Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The police have arrested a suspected ransom courier of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) involving the kidnapping of an Australian national in ZamboangaSibu-gay, a top police official disclosed Thursday. Senior Supt. CelsoBael, ZamboangaSibugay police director, identified the arrested suspect as EdelizaUlep alias Gina Perez. Bael said Ulep ...

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Davao has 131 new HIV-AIDS cases

DAVAO CITY — The city’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) noted a total of 131 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) from January to May this year. Based on the record of RHWC, 116 of the new cases are asymptomatic, or those that show no symptoms ...

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Resol’n supporting closed season in Davao Gulf filed

DAVAO CITY — A city councilor on Tuesday filed a resolution supporting the implementation of a three-month closed season policy for the Davao Gulf. In her privilege speech, Councilor Rachel P. Zozo-brado said the three-month closed season will protect pelagic fish from illegal and overfishing, which resulted in the reduction ...

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Vaccinations in Normin begins today

As it begins to implement the school-based immunization this month, the Department of Health (DOH) reminds parents to value their child’s protection over discomfort. DOH Region 10 Senior Health Program Officer Marivic S. DelaFuente assures that all the vaccines are safe, effective, and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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