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‘Pablo’ survivors plant seeds of new lives in resettlement site

RESIDENTS of new houses in the San Roque resettlement project in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, pose for a picture after planting calamansi outside their new house. The resettlement project is for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.” Photo:FRINSTON L. LIM

Housewife Marilyn Regis was in high spirits as she clasped with both hands a lump of loose earth to cover the calamansi seedling she just planted in front of her new house.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Soldiers under investigation over killing of father and son

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The Philippine Army is set to investigate the killing of a father and son allegedly by government troops while on a routine security patrol in Compostela Valley, an official said Thursday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hailstorm hits town in Compostela Valley

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Hailstones the size of marbles rained down on the center of Monkayo town in Compostela Valley prior to a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon, police and disaster officials said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA rebels ransack banana plantation in Compostela Valley

The NPA is the armed unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and has been waging an insurgency since 1969. AFP FILE PHOTO

Communist rebels attacked a banana plantation in Pantukan, Compostela Valley, on Friday, burned down its packing house and several pieces of equipment and divested the guards of at least 10 firearms, police said Saturday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Rebel landmine narrowly misses Army truck in Compostela Valley


Suspected communist rebels detonated an improvised explosive device on the national road in Mabini in Compostela Valley, narrowly missing an Army as it passed by although shrapnel shattered its windshield, police and military officials said.

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