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AFP accused of undermining UN Special Rapporteur

Dr. Chaloka Beyani (UN Photo) THE Armed Forces of the Philippine is accused of distorting a statement of a United Nations official who was recently in the country to look into the plight of the internally displaced people, particularly indigenous peoples in Mindanao. A progressive member of Congress said this ...

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First in PH: Int’l folklore fest opens in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY — The entire city practically dazzled on Monday afternoon as the country’s first-ever international folkloric festival formally opened in grand fashion. Thousands of residents and visitors crowded the city’s sidewalks and the sprawling South Cotabato Sports Complex to witness various showcases of international and local cultures through dances, ...

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Misamis Occidental police office receive ‘Unit Special Award’

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental — The Provincial Police Office has received “Unit Special Award” and was awarded the Regional Director’s Streamer for its exemplary accomplishment in the anti-drug campaign. Chief Supt. Lyndel Desquitado, Police Regional Office-10 (PRO-10) director, handed over the award to Senior Supt. Archival Macala, provincial police director, ...

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Dole 13 inks MoA with security agencies

BUTUAN CITY — The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 13 (Caraga) and security agencies here will soon sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that calls for the security guards in the region to undergo skills and competency training and to be assessed as to their competency in line ...

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Muslim leaders urge Gov. Hataman to run for Senate

ZAMBOANGA City– Muslim leaders from the different parts of Mindanao, clamoring to be represented in the Senate, are pushing for the senatorial bid of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. MujivHataman. Mohammad NurAjihil, president and convenor of Mahadjanah based in this city, said Muslims in the entire Mindanao and ...

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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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Armm hosts ‘Food Festival’

COTABATO CITY — Traditional food and delicacies that distinguish the tribal groups in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Minda-nao were featured in a festival here over the weekend. Dubbed “Food Festival,” the seven Moro tribes showcased their culinary delights in an event at the Cultural Village inside the Armm compound. ...

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Maoist guerilla collared

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY —  The joint elements from the PNP and 58th Infantry “Dimalulupig” Battalion successfully apprehended the two New People’s Army members who are perpetrators of attacking Medina PNP Station last August 27, 2011 that left one (1) PNP personnel and a rebel killed and responsible in murdering ...

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