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CSO for empowered Bangsamoro launched

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent . MALABANG, Lanao del Sur — Responding to the call for transparent and accountable governance by the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Ministry of Interior and Local Government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm), a Civil Society Organization …

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Damage at Sto. Rosario fire pegged at P250,000

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief and Ric Palahang Correspondent . Iligan City — The fire that razed two houses in Purok Zone 1, Sta. Rosario has been pegged at P250,000. According to chair Evelyn Asidre of said barangay, the fire occurred Aug. 14, around 11:00 am and was …

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Officials vow to focus on impoverished villages

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent . Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa and Vice Mayor Peter Unabia have been urged to find the solution on how to help barangays with the highest incidence of poverty and those that are conflict-affect areas in the city. This, as they both vowed to focus on …

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Garbage man discovers bullets in village trash

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief and Hermie Arcilla Correspondent . Iligan City — A person segregating garbage at the barangay materials recovery facility on Tuesday morning stumbled upon nine pieces of 40mm cartridge live bullets. Vicente Antiponan of Barangay Palao told media yesterday said he was doing his …

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PWDs complain of inaccessibility

DAVAO City — A group advocating for the rights of people with disability (PWD) asked the city council to inspect newly constructed buildings in the city that failed to comply in providing accessibility. This was raised by the Association of Differently Abled Persons (Adap) Davao President Redendo Martinez during the …

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Other armed groups may follow, Galvez says

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . The successful decommissioning of 40,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants could encourage other armed groups in Mindanao to turn in their weapons and return to the folds of the law, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez. “We will …

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BTA to use P30b to improve social services in barangays

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority will use P30 billion of unprogrammed funds to improve the quality of social services in the barangay levels of the Bangsamoro autonomous region. The unprogrammed funds were meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro …

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Vulnerable families receive Qurbani meat packs

ILIGAN City — To help provide food security among affected families, especially in the celebration of Eid-al-Adha, Islamic Relief, a faith-inspired international development and humanitarian organization, provided Qurbani meat packs to over 1,300 vulnerable families in Marawi City and in municipalities of Paglat and General Salipada K. Pendatun in Maguindanao …

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Barmm local governments unite against extremism

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Local governments in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) will play a crucial role in preventing and countering violent extremism in their communities. This was stressed by Barmm Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim Al-Haj during the launch of …

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SP Misor slams outages

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent . Mayors in the eastern part of Misamis Oriental including Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa have been questioning the series of blackouts in the municipalities and Gingoog City as they urge the management of Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperatives II (Moresco II) based in Medina …

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