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MERS virus: 4 Etihad passengers isolated in North Cotabato

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Health officials in North Cotabato are closely monitoring a foreigner and three overseas Filipino workers who recently returned home on board an Etihad Airways on which a nurse who had tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was also a passenger.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lanao Sur town wants out of Bangsamoro

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Some 20,000 residents of this Christian-dominated town showed up at a government-organized public consultation here on Monday and expressed opposition to the inclusion of this municipality in the Bangsamoro territory.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village

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Three persons were confirmed to have been injured following the violent wind storm that descended on Barangay Tinagacan here, Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday.

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

Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed

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

Officials of a local environment agency here have decided to release a 10-wheeler truck, owned by a barangay (village) chairman and apprehended last month for carrying “hot logs” felled inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

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

Maguindanao to showcase changes through conference of vice mayors

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Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu. AP FILE PHOTO

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu is hoping the holding of the 2nd quarter meeting of the national executive board of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) in Buluan, Maguindanao, will help dispel the notion of the “culture of un-peace and the state of un-development” in their province.

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

Light plane crashes on banana plantation; no one hurt

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A light plane used for spraying pesticides over banana plantations crashed in Mabini, Compostela Valley on Black Saturday, police said on Monday.

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

Intrigues mar signing of Bangsamoro draft law

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AN ESTIMATED 6,000 Bangsamoro supporters join a prayer rally in Banggolo,Marawi City, on Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), composed of representatives from the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), signed on Sunday the final draft of the proposed law for the establishment of the Bangsamoro government in Mindanao, officials said Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release hostage

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Saturday freed an employee of the Jolo Water District in Sulu, whom they had held captive for 59 days.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news

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AVID READER Danny Garcia shows off his stacks of Inquirer issues from 2009 to 2014. JB DEVEZA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The room where Danny Garcia and his wife sleep looks like any other room shared by two people who have been together a long, long time.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Indigenous aspiration in Bangsamoro

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THE “WALIYAN” (main ritualist) is the man garbed in an all-white outfit with headgear. PHOTO COURTESY OF INITIATIVES FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES

Before sunrise on Wednesday, the “waliyan,” priests of the Erumanen Manuvu indigenous communities in Bukidnon province and Carmen town, North Cotabato province, held a synchronized ritual to implore the gods that their appeal to President Aquino for respect of their rights will finally be heard in the Bangsamoro governance setup.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Flash floods hit 9 Tagum villages

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Flash floods triggered by more than four hours of torrential rain forced more than 340 persons out of their homes in at least nine districts of this city and outlying villages on Thursday, officials said.

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

Bus passengers foil bombing in Sultan Kudarat

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Alert passengers of a provincial bus foiled what might have been a bloody act of terrorism here when they found an improvised bomb and quickly notified the authorities, police said.

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

Rebels dispute report all they got from mayor’s home were shotguns

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Communist rebels said they got more than just shotguns in Sunday’s raid on the house of Mayor James Joyce of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Davao Occidental, which they said proved that the local executive was a warlord.

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

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