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Power now fully restored in Davao Oriental

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Electricity has been restored to 25 villages in three Davao Oriental municipalities, more than a year after Typhoon “Pablo” devastated the region and about a month since President Aquino told officials to quit if they could not restore power quickly.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NGCP blamed for Mindanao’s power woes

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The head of the Mindanao Business Council is blaming the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines for the February 27 Mindanao-wide blackout that has led to 8-10-hour brownouts in different parts of the island.

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

ARMM to give P6-M monthly aid to each of 12 towns disqualified from getting IRA

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao government has set aside a total of P6 million in financial aid every month starting January to at least 12 municipalities without Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) allocations.

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

12 towns in ARMM to get monthly financial aid

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao government has set aside a total of P6 million in financial aid every month starting January to at least 12 towns that did not have Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).

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

Maguindanao blast: TV crew injured

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Twelve people, including two journalists from Manila, were injured in two explosions in Maguindanao province on Saturday as thousands of civilians displaced by nearly a week of clashes between government forces and hardline Moro rebels appealed to both sides to cease fighting.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

3 BIFF child fighters die in clashes

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CHILD WARRIORS Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, some of them obviously in their teens,  are shown in this photo taken inside the BIFF camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province on Friday.The death toll in the ongoing clashes has reached 53, including three child soldiers. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The military on Friday said three child soldiers recruited by the hardline Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were among 53 people killed in a week of fighting with government forces and that “two foreign combatants” were helping the rebels, including a Malaysian who is wanted for the 2002 bombing in the Indonesian resort island of Bali that killed 110 people.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Help for ‘Yolanda,’ Zambo siege victims drains ARMM finances

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ARMM volunteers distribute relief to residents whose houses were destroyed by huge waves whipped up by a low pressure area that became Tropical Depression “Agaton” in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao province. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARMM BPI

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which had come to the aid of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas, is now facing a serious lack of funds that the regional government needs to help its people deal with the effects of Tropical Depression “Agaton.”

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | 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 »

Aboitiz to refund P180 M to Mindanao power consumers

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After making consumers in Mindanao shell out more money for its electricity following a provisional authority to increase rates in 2011, the Aboitiz subsidiary company Therma Marine has announced it would return a total of P180 million to its customers.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao City residents assured city has enough money

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Davao City’s treasurer said Thursday the city has more than enough money to run its operations.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A year after ‘Pablo,’ Davao Oriental towns not yet cleared of debris

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NEW RIVER  Families cross a new river formed after Typhoon “Pablo” swept this area in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Tuesday. INQUIRER/ MARIANE BERMUDEZ

The provincial government of Davao Oriental has expressed concern over the fact that three municipalities in the province, which were severely hit by typhoon “Pablo” a year ago, are still littered with storm debris.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Int’l aid group concerned by malnutrition among children in Davao Oriental town

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Young  survivors of “Yolanda,” who are families of DepEd teachers and employees. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malnutrition among children in some areas of Davao Oriental province remains a major concern one year after Typhoon Pablo devastated the area, according to an international humanitarian group.

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

‘Positive exodus’ of storm survivors pushed

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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

The government should slow down the exodus of evacuees from typhoon-devastated areas and instead strengthen the capabilities of the victims to resurrect their broken lives in their own hometowns.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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