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‘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 »

Floods leave 20 dead in Mindanao

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TO THE RESCUE.  Personnel from the ComVal Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in the flooding of Compostela Valley province in Mindanao. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains from a low pressure area have affected 132,000 people from 10 provinces.  AP

Yet another calamity hit the country. At least 20 people died, 13 were missing and thousands were displaced when landslides and flash floods brought by a low pressure area (LPA) struck towns in Mindanao that are still recovering from Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha), according to an Associated Press report.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao landslides, floods kill 14

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At least 14 people died while 34 others were hurt after landslides and flashfloods brought by a low-pressure area struck towns that are still recovering from the devastation of typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 rebels killed in ComVal clashes

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At least four communist rebels were killed in two recent clashes with government forces in Compostela Valley, a military official reported Saturday.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 killed in rebel attack in Bukidnon

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Three civilians were killed by armed men described by the military as New People’s Army guerrillas, who sacked a village in Bukidnon early Sunday.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebs kill 1 soldier in ComVal clash

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A soldier was killed when government troops clashed with communist rebels in Mawab, Compostela Valley on Friday, police said.

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

Miner killed in ComVal landslide

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A miner was killed and three others were hurt in a landslide at a mining area in Compostela Valley on Thursday, police reported Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Play ends in deadly fire

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Playtime turned tragic for an eight-year-old boy who died after he and his playmates started a fire that later engulfed a house in Panabo City, the police said Friday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA rebels release 6 hostages

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A 10-year-old girl and five other persons taken hostage by New People’s Army rebels during a raid on the offices of a security agency here have been freed unharmed, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 soldiers hurt in land mine blast on Mindanao highway

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At least six soldiers, two of them women, were hurt Tuesday morning by a landmine explosion on the Davao-Agusan highway here, an official said.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Real gold for honor grads in Monkayo

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Judy Ann Romano, 16, shows off her 15-gram gold medal after her graduation as valedictorian at the public high school in Mt. Diwalwal village, Monkayo, Compostela Valley last Apr. 5. The gold-rich village has been giving the pricey token to its brightest students since 2003. photo by Frinston Lim, Inquirer Mindanao

The lack of electricity after Typhoon “Pablo” brought down power lines in her community last December proved a blessing in disguise for 16-year-old Judy Ann Romano.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Boy, 2 others die in clashes

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Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, were killed in a series of clashes between soldiers and communist rebels in Compostela Valley on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

One killed as gov’t troops clash with NPA in Compostela Valley

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A soldier was killed while two others were wounded when government troops clashed anew with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Mabini, Compostela Valley police and military authorities said in a report released Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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