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NPA rebels kill widow for spying for military

KIDAPAWAN City–Communist guerrillas operating in the hinterlands of North Cotabato and Bukidnon admitted the killing of a 37-year-old widow whom they accused of giving the Army tips that led to the brutal slay of one of their rebel commanders in Sta. Cruz town in Davao del Sur. In a text …

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Mayor bans collection of fees in public schools

KIDAPAWAN City — The city mayor here issued an executive order prohibiting all public schools from collecting any amount for whatever purpose, even if the contribution is voluntary. The order, issued by Mayor Joseph Evangelista, was announced by lawyer Christopher Cabilen, legal counsel of the city government, in his Facebook …

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Church leaders lead rally, seek justice for Kidapawan Massacre

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON and Genevieve G. Cantor, Correspondents Religious groups and local residents staged a candle-lighting rally here on Wednesday afternoon, five days after the bloody dispersal of farmer-protesters in Kidapawan City. Headed by Iglesia Filipina Independiente and other sectoral groups, the rally condemned the human rights violation perpetrated …

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