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Search and rescue, power, telco services restoration top priority

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH starts free vaccination vs pneumonia in ARMM, Caraga

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona: Generic medicines significantly cheaper.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that parents nationwide could avail of free vaccines against pneumonia for their children in all the country’s health centers as part of its expanded program on immunization in the next few years.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t acts on ‘Pablo’ trafficking reports

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The government’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Iacat) on Saturday said it had sent a team to the Caraga and Davao regions following reports that human trafficking syndicates were preying on the communities there affected by Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Workers get post-poll gift: P10 hike in pay

Private sector workers in the two Agusan and Surigao provinces and their component cities got a post-election gift in the form of a P10 across the board salary increase that the Caraga region’s wage board approved.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Liberal Party tightens grip on power in Caraga Region

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Caraga Region’s political dynasties, many of them allied with the Liberal Party (LP) of President Benigno Aquino III, have retained their grip on power.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR hands out land titles to hundreds of farmers in Caraga region

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

A total of 2,623 farmers in Caraga region are now landowners, the Department of Agrarian Reform said on Tuesday following the distribution of titles to 3,790 hectares of agricultural land in the region.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pantabangan ‘buried twice over’

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DEADLY COMBINATION. A combination of logging and an insistence on building frail concrete bridges leads to the destruction of the Baogo Bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental, which connects the towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston that were hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

When the government submerged Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija in 1973 to create a lake that fed what was touted then to be the second largest dam in Asia, more than 1,300 residents yielded to the plan and rebuilt the town on a mountaintop.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gang head nabbed as 3 cops wounded

At least three policemen were wounded during an operation that led to the arrest of one of the most wanted criminals in the Caraga region on Friday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t starts crackdown on illegal logging in Mindanao

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The government is now focusing its crackdown on illegal logging in six provinces in Mindanao where loggers still reign in “connivance” with local, environment and police officials.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Party-list solon to probe Caraga mining firms’ compliance to environmental laws

BUTUAN CITY—Ako Bikol Rep. Rodel Batocabe on Thursday said he was seeking an investigation on the reported violation of environmental and health hazard laws, and nonpayment of taxes by four large-scale mining firms based in the Caraga region. Batocabe said that on Tuesday, he filed House Resolution No. 2124 for an investigation into the compliance [...]

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR closes 94 wood firms in Caraga

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has shut down 94 of 119 wood processing firms in the Caraga region in connection with the department’s implementation of President Benigno Aquino’s executive order banning commercial logging nationwide.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Confiscated logs put to good use in 2 Caraga schools

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Close to 4,000 armchairs made from confiscated logs were turned over on Friday to two of the most populated schools in the Caraga region.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos asked Gloria Arroyo for a car as b’day gift

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‘PEACE CHAMPION OF CARAGA’. In a letter in February 2009 to then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Bishop Pueblos requested for a brand-new car. In it, he said: “…possibly a 4 x 4, which I can use to reach the far-flung areas of Caraga. I hope you will never fail to give a brand new car which would serve as your birthday gift to me.” The same year, his 66th birthday fell on March 8. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Catholic bishop who had asked President Benigno Aquino III to resign, supposedly received illegal donations from the previous management of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and also requested a vehicle as a “birthday gift” from then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Lawyer Aleta Tolentino, a PCSO director, provided the Inquirer with a copy of the [...]

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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