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Bangsamoro task: 715,228 illiterates

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MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim shakes hands with President Aquino the first time he set foot in Malacañang in March. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

The process of building a Bangsamoro region has started in Congress, but literacy advocates on Friday said one of the government’s crucial problems in the transition from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to a new region is an illiterate work force.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Human error tagged ship collision cause

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OIL SIPHONING VESSEL  The MV Pope John Paul II of 2go Shipping (left) pass by before the Siphoning vessel of Malayan Towage while their technical divers started to putting on pipes on the sank ill-fated St. Thomas Aquinas siphoning operation of the remaining oil in the vessel at Lawis Ledge. JUNJIE MENDOZA / CDN

The Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI) has found the collision last year between a passenger and cargo vessel that killed 116 people last year to be caused mainly by human error.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Extended work hours cited in death in Hanjin

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The latest worker to die in the Hanjin shipyard here had been working for 20 straight hours on the day he was pinned by a mobile elevated platform, according to a labor group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

1,772-km coco levy protest march starts Sunday

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Seventy-one coconut farmers from Coco Farmers Movement, or Kilos Magniniyog, are to start today (Sunday) their 71-day protest march from Davao City to Malacañang to press for the use of billions of pesos in coconut levy funds to help coconut farmers rise from poverty.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Storms cause P1.14B in crop damage

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Floods waters from Marikina river (R) overflows to a street along the river and residences (L) in the suburbs of Manila on September 19, 2014. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital on September 19, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said. AFP

Typhoon “Luis” and Tropical Storm “Mario” together exacted a heavy toll on farms amounting to P1.14 billion so far, based on an initial assessment by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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