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Members of a family in a makeshift make do with whatever they have as they wait for relief aid and donations from concerned citizen along a road in New Batasan, Makilala town, North Cotabato. They also posted a message thanking those who are helping out. (photo by Erwin Mascariñas) Read …

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63 Norcot barangays to be turned over to Bangsamoro

By Teng Lauban Datu,Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — Some 63 barangays in North Cotabato that voted to join the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) will be officially turned over to the regional government this Wednesday. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, Bangsamoro Government spokesperson and minister of interior and …

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FOR DEMOLITION. The Eva Hotel seen on Quezon Avenue in Kidapawan City is sealed off as authorities are finalizing plans to demolish the building that was destroyed as a result of the Oct. 31 magnitude 6.5 earthquake. In Cagayan de Oro, the Court of Appeals has asked government engineers to …

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Group in need of donations for earthquake victims

More than 180,000 people are affected with many families requiring humanitarian assistance after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the Southern parts of the Philippines last October 16 (magnitude of 6.6) and 29 (6.3) with both epicenter in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Earthquake victims in Barangay Malasila in Makilala, North Cotabato …

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15 Mt. Apo folk saved in daring rescue

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent. IT was a daring rescue worthy of re-telling as many times as possible. A Philippine Air Force Huey helicopter belonging to the 505th Search and Rescue Group plucked 15 residents from a village on Mt. Apo, North Cotabato, that was about to collapse on Sunday. …

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