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22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village

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Three persons were confirmed to have been injured following the violent wind storm that descended on Barangay Tinagacan here, Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maguindanao to showcase changes through conference of vice mayors

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Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu is hoping the holding of the 2nd quarter meeting of the national executive board of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) in Buluan, Maguindanao, will help dispel the notion of the “culture of un-peace and the state of un-development” in their province.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF chair: Let’s guard peace gains

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Ebrahim Murad said that the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro embodied the dreams of Moro revolutionary forces.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

People’s support to CAB, Bangsamoro law crucial to Mindanao peace — MILF

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The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) serves as the vehicle to progress for the Moro people but it would not move forward if not given the support it needs.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

200 Mindanao villages enlisted in reforestation project

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The government is aiming to turn at least 200 Mindanao villages into reforestation areas where the villagers themselves will generate at least two million seedlings of forest tree species, Malacañang’s development arm in the south said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Moro leftists hail Bangsamoro accord

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The euphoria over Thursday’s signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro has caught up even with a left-leaning Moro group, although some sectors continued to criticize the deal.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t urged to consolidate MILF, MNLF peace pacts

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The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) urged the government to work toward the “convergence” of the agreements that it signed with two Moro groups for genuine autonomy.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MNLF reorganized with Alonto as new chair; Misuari out

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The pioneers of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), spearheaded by MNLF vice chair Abul Khayr Alonto, have decided to re-organize the group, minus founding chairman Nur Misuari – whom they have labeled as a leader who has veered away from the Bangsamoro dream.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

ERC asked to allow power distribution firms to help Mindanao ease power woes

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The Malacañang-backed Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) has asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to immediately allow power distribution utilities and cooperatives to use their embedded capacities – including modular generator sets – to ease the island’s power woes.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA offers financial aid to civilians hurt in landmine blast

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Communist guerrillas offered financial compensation to civilians who were injured in a landmine explosion in a Davao del Sur town, and apologized for the injuries that the victims suffered in an attack on government soldiers.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao power plants need rehab, not privatization – partylist reps

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Malacañang should see to the rehabilitation of power plants in Mindanao that are still under government control instead of pushing for their privatization, lawmakers belonging to the militant Bayan Muna partylist group said Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao cooperative can’t use generators as it awaits ERC order

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Despite having modular generator sets, the electric cooperative here could not use these after a power outage hit Mindanao Thursday dawn.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

7 killed in Davao City anti-narcotics raid

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Seven suspected drug dealers were killed and several others, including a South Korean national, were arrested during a police raid on a cluster of houses on the city’s outskirts on Friday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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