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Tropical Depression Agaton kills 37 across Mindanao

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Residents ride a boat as they paddle along a flooded village brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del sur province, in southern island of Mindanao on January 13, 2014. Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated from floods and landslides that hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said January 14. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

Floods and landslides spawned by Tropical Depression “Agaton” have killed 37 people in Mindanao, the government’s disaster agency said on Saturday.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Agaton’ sends thousands fleeing

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Project NOAH MTSAT image as of January 18, 2014, 3:01 AM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

Seven provinces in Mindanao came under storm warning on Saturday after the low pressure area that had been causing rains and floods in many parts of the island for days developed into a tropical depression.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 farmers caught spray-painting walls with pro-NPA slogans

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Police authorities in Bayugan City arrested two farmers on Thursday after they were allegedly caught with firearms while in the act of vandalizing walls with spray paint and for carrying streamers with congratulatory messages to the Communist Party of the Philippines for its 45th anniversary.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 suspects tagged in killing of broadcast journalist in Tandag City

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Michael Milo with sons Veni Vidi Vici and Mahatma. Photo from Milo’s Facebook Account

Police authorities in Tandag City have announced that they have identified four suspects in the December 6 killing of broadcaster Michael D. Milo.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thieves take P100,000 in church donations for storm victims

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More than P100,000 in cash collected as donations for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” was taken by burglars, who, on Thursday, broke into the convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church here, the parish priest said on Friday.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cash intended for ‘Yolanda’ victims stolen from church

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

More than P100,000 in cash intended to be donated to victims of “Supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) had been taken by burglars, who broke into the convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church here, the parish priest said on Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Felled trees found in Agusan Sur indicate illegal logging persists

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Illegally cut logs from Sierra Madre are spread at the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Infanta, Quezon.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Some people apparently failed to learn their lesson from last year’s devastation triggered by Typhoon “Pablo” on two mountain villages here where three people had been killed, officials said.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Chinese national jailed in Agusan Sur for striking employee

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agusan del Sur map

A Chinese national was thrown in jail here on Friday for hitting one of his sales boy with a ceramic plate, which left a deep cut on the young man’s head, police said.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA releases 4 militiamen but holds on to 2 cops

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Communist rebels freed four militiamen they had abducted earlier, after failing to find enough cause to put them on trial by a revolutionary court but they continue to hold on to two police officers they had also abducted, officials said.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agusan town to declare ‘Lolong’ a hero

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In this file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. (AP Photo)

Local officials here are bent on declaring “Lolong,” the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity that died Sunday night, as its hero through an ordinance that the Sangguniang Bayan has agreed to pass.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bunawan to hold funeral rites for Lolong

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Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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