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BTC calls on Congress to pass original BBL

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) yesterday appealed to both the Senate and the House of Representatives to pass the original draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law as Congress resumes its 3rd regular session. MohaqherIqbal, BTC chair, said the current version being pushed in the House will run ...

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3 drug suspects netted in Surigao del Norte raid

BUTUAN City– Three suspects including a minor were arrested and more than P150thousand  pesosworth of illegal drugs, firearm and drug paraphernalia were seized by the authorities in a raid at a coastal municipality of Surigao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon. Reports reaching the regional police headquarters here on Thursday from ...

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‘We don’t need BBL’ opined town exec in Zambo Sur

TUKURAN, Zamboanga del Sur—‘We don’t need BBL, was the statement raised by  Mayor FrancisvicVillamero when interviewed on his opinion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law recently at his office here. He said his town does not need the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to attain peace in Tukuran. He added that ...

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Campaign on climate change launched anew

DAVAO CITY — A campaign to harness the youth’s social media presence to produce positive changes in climate change awareness and mitigation was launched in Davao City Wednesday. Called #nowPH: One Million Filipino Youth Voices for Climate Action, the campaign aims to unite the voice of the Filipino youth for ...

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OCD-11 leads coastal clean-up drive

DAVAO CITY — A total of 22 government-line-agencies teamed up to do coastal clean-up along the shoreline of Gulf View, Barangay Bago Aplaya in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa. Rebecca Lopez, director for operations of the ...

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Armm gives stipend to Maguindanao scholars

COTABATO CITY — Giving importance to education as a tool out of poverty, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) has released financial aid to Bangsamoro scholars of Maguindanao, officials said Wednesday. The financial aid was part the Armm’s “Empowering the Bangsamoro Region through Active Community Engagements in the Armm (Embrace-Armm)” ...

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Envi officer in Tacurong receives death threats

By ROSE MUNEZA Bureau Chief ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat–  An active environment officer  in protecting  the remaining forest in this province  against illegal loggers  is now receiving life threats believed coming from illegal loggers operating in the province. Cenro Jerry Dalauta said in an interview last  July 28, 2015  said that ...

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NCCP cites Gingoog as top competitive city in Normin

By BUBOY PABIA GINGOOG City– The renown and prestigious National Competitive Council of the Philippines (NCCP) has recently adjudged Gingoog City as the top competitive city in Northern Mindanao holding the 24th rank in the over-all category of the country’s most competitive component cities. “Rankings are based on last year’s ...

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