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P2b razed in GMall-Gensan fire

GENERAL SANTOS City — A fire that broke out at the Gaisano Mall here, after the magnitude 6.3 earthquake Wednesday evening damaged 75 percent of the 2.3-hectare shopping complex at a cost of P2 billion, authorities said. BATTLE. Firemen continue to battle on Thursday a conflagration that broke out Wednesday …

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The weakling opposition is a problem, too

Ben Sumog-oy . GENERAL Santos City — When Sen. Salipada Pendatun attacked former President Marcos in a bombastic speech, Marcos rushed to Manila from Mindanao to immediately initiate damage-control measures to cushion the public impact of Pendatun’s tirades. Whenever Ninoy Aquino, Jose Diokno, Lorenzo Tanada, Jovy Salonga, Raul Manglapus opened …

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Gensan monitors 9 villages for clustered dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS City — Health personnel here are closely monitoring at least nine barangays due to the noted clustering of suspected dengue cases since last month. Dr. Mely Lastimoso, head of the City Health Office’s (CHO) epidemiology and surveillance unit, said their latest monitoring showed that an average of three …

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Robredo to grace housing confab

GENERAL SANTOS City — Around 400 local stakeholders will gather on Thursday for the city’s housing summit that will be graced by Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chairperson, Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. Mary Ann Bacar, head of the City Housing and Land Management Office, said yesterday the …

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Options apt for Bangsamoro

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–Will the Bangsamoro be established under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte? MILF Chairman Murad Ebrahim sounds optimistic. (Mindanews, May 15, 2016: MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”) Can this happen under the Duterte presidency? Being optimistic is not …

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Election as we see it

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–We have observed Philippine elections since the 1930s. While blest with the most modern facilities, the 2016 election is old tale retold, the dirtiest and most enigmatic. As Inquirer’s Ma. Ceres P. Doyo wrote last May 3, the Philippine Catholic Church sees the same: “Desperately seeking …

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BEST VIEW

GEN. Santos City — The horizon here turned unusually gloomy while the typically warm morning winds eased for over an hour yesterday morning as the city saw the partial solar eclipse like no other place in the country. People here had the best view of the celestial show. Renato de …

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Socot town declares state of calamity

GENERAL SANTOS City– The municipal government of Tampakan is pushing for declaration of the entire area under the state of calamity due to the rising cases of dengue infection that already affected 96 residents and left a child dead. Tampakan Mayor Leonardo Escobillo said Tuesday they have requested the municipal …

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