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Karapatan hits gov’t for continuing attacks vs Lumad

As the number of Lumad leaders killed in Bukidnon rises, human rights alliance Karapatan has assailed what it called a brazen and continuing attacks against indigenous communities, which they blamed on government. A Lumad leader and woman human rights defender, Leah Tumbalang, was killed last Friday. She was a leader …

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Sights at Higalaay civic military parade

Photos by Cong B. Corrales, associate editor MARCHING BAND. The Army’s 4th Infantry Division Diamond Marching Band participates in the Higalaay civic-military parade yesterday morning. SECURITY. Soldiers from the Army’s 4th Infantry Division roll out on a tank during the Higalaay civic-military parade yesterday morning. BOZO. A clown entertains fiesta …

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Iligan waives entrance fee to Diyandi Park

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief . Iligan City — The city government has waived the no entrance fee to the Diyandi Fiesta Park, announced City Councilor Rudolph Charles Tamula, chair of the Diyandi Festival Executive Management Board. “There’s no truth to the stories circulating that there’s a P10 …

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Barmm launches radio show

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — In keeping with its efforts to promote transparent and moral governance, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s launched a weekly interface between its officials and the media in Cotabato City. The weekly media forum dubbed “Kapihan sa …

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Radiology oncology body debunks common myths on cell towers

A local radiation authority reaffirmed that proximity to cell sites does not cause any known health risks, contrary to what many homeowners associations believe. Philippine Radiology Oncology Society Vice-President Dr. Johanna Cañal addressed almost 400 medical professionals and oncology experts during a radiation safety symposium last August 3. Citing studies …

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Barmm conducts hazard drill in Maguindanao

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . MAGUINDANAO — To intensify the preparedness on calamities and disaster, the Bangsamoro Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC), through its Bagsamoro-Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READi), conducted a multi-hazard simulation drill over the weekend at Barangay Kusiong, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. …

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Siao named chairman of civil service committee

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent . The House of Representatives recently elected Congressman Frederick W. Siao of the Lone District of Iligan as its chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulations. According to the report, Siao is on his second term as representative of the district …

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Pascual named ambassador of goodwill to China

THE Cagayan de Oro City Council has adopted a resolution designating Councilor Jay Pascual as Ambassador of Goodwill to China. This is on the occasion of his travel to Guangzhou, China from Sept. 5-7 to attend the Guangzhou World Agricultural Expo. As the chair of City Council committees on tourism …

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Oro alumni group holds program on empowerment

Cagayan de Oro-based alumni of US Government Scholarships recently conducted a program dubbed as “The Citizen Starter Pack,” a two-day workshop on citizen empowerment in the aspects of human rights, quality education, and disaster preparedness at the American Corner of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. “This is an opportunity …

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Savoring the true taste of Filipino fiesta

There is certainly no fiesta celebration in the Philippines without a lechon. Roasted suckling pig, or lechon in Spanish, has always been a staple dish, if not the favorite food, in every Filipino festival or special occasion. Here in Cagayan de Oro, this month, lechon will surely be the centerpiece …

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