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Labor union urges Japanese to boycott Sumifru bananas

A local labor union of a banana-export plantation run by Sumifru Philippines Corp. in Compostela Valley is seeking the support of the Japanese consumers to boycott the company’s banana brand. The labor union has lodged complaints against Sumifru’s unfair labor practices and rights violations against its workers. Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa ...

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2,000 applicants take Army’s aptitude test

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . Around 2,000 applicants have taken the Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) examination at the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, Camp Evangelista, Barangay Patag, this city, last week. The examination was conducted as part of the 3-day AFPSAT and AQE/SWE examination from ...

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Normin cities listed in climate change program

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . At least 26 local governments in Northern Mindanao are the beneficiaries of the program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-10) in implementing program on Climate Change and Risk Resiliency. This was disclosed by DSWD-10 Social Marketing Unit in-charge Charmaine Tadlas to the ...

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Most female inmates facing drug cases, report says

DAVAO City — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said most of the female inmates or persons deprived with liberty (PDL) at the Davao City Female Jail (DCFJ) are facing illegal drug cases, particularly in violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act ...

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Lumad youth ask Duterte to ‘save’ them from Reds

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . Mindanao’s Indigenous People Youth Organization (MIPYO) leaders asked the President Rodrigo Duterte to “save” their tribe from being victimized by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army. This was the call made by MIPYO political officer Datu Suhan Dante Tumanding during their peace assembly ...

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Advocacy network calls for revamp of Comelec execs

A social development and advocacy network has recently issued a statement calling for the revamp and resignation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials as a reaction, to what it calls as an ever growing display of incompetence of the Comelec in pursuing its mandate, especially with the recent abominable decision ...

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Duterte makes good on his promise to Girlie

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte made good on his promise to City councilor-elect Joyleen Mercedes “Girlie” Balaba, a former TV personality and a known friend of Duterte and members of the First Family to lead the oath-taking if the latter wins. Balaba said the President promised ...

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2 drug suspects fall in Gusa drug buy-bust operation

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . OPERATIVES from Cagayan de Oro Police Office scored anew when they arrested two persons in a buy-bust operation yesterday morning at Barangay Gusa, this city. The suspects were surprised upon seeing the police forcibly entering their rented pad at San Pedro in Gusa at ...

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