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Agaton winds lash out Surigao del Norte, Dinagat; 8,000 in evacuation centers

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Moderate to strong wind continued to lash out Surigao del Norte and Dinagat provinces on Sunday afternoon, since tropical depression “Agaton” began its onslaught Saturday evening.

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

Surigao groups protest illegal assembly case filed vs anti-pork barrel protesters

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StudentS join the Anti-Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. CDN FILE PHOTO

Local activists and civil society groups here are protesting the illegal assembly case slapped against hundreds of anti-pork barrel protesters, saying the charge was politically motivated.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao Norte lawmaker denies pressuring power coop

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Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Matugas Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker who has been accused of interfering in a power cooperative deal here has been forced to issue a denial that he had tried pressuring a local power utility into buying overpriced generator sets.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P64M in pork used as ‘intel funds’

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FRANCISCO Matugas, facing a plunder case for alleged pork misuse, holds a press conference Aug. 30 to deny wrongdoing. DANILO ADORADOR III / INQUIRER MINDANAO

A not-so-intelligent move: convert pork barrel into
intelligence funds for local government officials.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dreams drown with sinking ship

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DEATHS IN THE FAMILY Members of the Villanueva family confirm that three of their five siblings were among the dead in the sinking of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas after colliding with a Sulpicio cargo vessel off Talisay City in Cebu. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

They boarded the ill-fated St. Thomas Aquinas with a bounty of dreams: a young woman meeting her American fiancé, two sisters headed for Singapore to become domestic workers, a young father looking for work in Manila and an elderly couple seeking respite from age-related diseases.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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