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Housing project marks Marawi liberation

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent ILIGAN City — Two years after the liberation of the Islamic City of Marawi from the ISIS-Maute occupation, a 1.8 – hectare build site purchased by the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) broke ground in Barangay Dulay West of the Marawi City as part …

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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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Karapatan assails closure of tribal schools

Human rights group Karapatan assailed the resolution of the Department of Education (DepEd) – Region XI ordering the permanent closure of 54 Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Centers in Davao Region. Palabay “The permanent closure of the said learning centers is a denial of every Filipino child’s right to …

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Barmm starts massive polio vaccination today

By Teng Lauban Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — To prevent the outbreak of the poliovirus in the Bangsamoro region, the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-Barmm) will conduct a massive polio immunization campaign dubbed ‘Sabayang Kontra Polio’ in Marawi City. This …

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PSA-Barmm to advance data gathering techniques

By Teng Lauban DatuCotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The Philippine Statistics Authority of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PSA-Barmm) will further enhance its mechanism for collecting data by using advanced technologies such as the unmanned aerial vehicle, popularly known as drones, and Global Positioning System devices. …

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CDRRMC head finally shows up but…

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council head Patrick Nuñez has finally appeared before the City Council here during its regular session Tuesday. To recall, the City Council wanted Nuñez to shed light on the alleged renting of life jackets purchase …

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From Manila to Dhaka

Nicolas Acas, a Cagayan de Oro performance artist shows his piece at the National Commission for Culture and Arts Gallery, Intramuros, Manila during the opening of the Manila to Dhaka art exhibit Tuesday. This exhibit is participated by artists from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Australia, Germany among others. Photo by John …

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UN-Habitat, TFBM roll out Marawi city housing project

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.Correspondent ILIGAN City — The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) broke ground a permanent housing project in Barangay Kilala, Marawi City, Monday. Around 500 families from the most affected area of Marawi City will receive permanent shelter units …

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