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‘Martilyo gang’ eyed in jewelry store heist in SM-Cagayan de Oro


Police said here Wednesday they believed the 10 armed men who pulled a heist at a jewelry store inside the SM City Mall here by breaking the glass of its shelves on Tuesday were still in the city although authorities said they had no clues yet on the robbers’ identities.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR chief urged to issue CARP notices of coverage immediately

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

Mindanao farmers, supported by the Catholic clergy, the Task Force Mapalad (TFM) and several other groups, petitioned Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes on Wednesday to immediately issue notices of coverage (NOCs) on more than 270,000 hectares of land all over the country.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao farmers to march to Palace, press for land distribution


Disgruntled Mindanao peasants – who remained landless even as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program is about to end after 25 years of implementation – will embark on a long march to Malacañang from this city starting on Monday (May 26) to press the government to distribute large tracts of land owned by a few families.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Paje bats for oil palm plantations on idle land

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje proposed the conversion of some eight million hectares of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Many PH towns still without fire trucks – Roxas

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said here Wednesday the government planned to acquire hundreds of police cars and fire trucks as one-third of the country’s municipalities still did not have fire trucks and those that had were having to make do with 20-year-old models.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »