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Local officials mull federal form of govt to speed up countryside development

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Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Some local government officials have started talking about pursuing a federal form of government, especially in the wake of the controversy over the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the scandal over the pork barrel scam, which they think have only highlighted the unequal distribution of funds among the regions.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH eagles’ keepers called heroes of vanishing breed

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GOING A-COURTING Mindanao, a 13-year-old male Philippine eagle, and his keeper, Mario Entrolizo, go through a courtship ritual at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. The ritual is unique to the monogamous species. Hatched in 2011, Mindanao considers his keeper his mate who is the only person who can deliver sperm samples for the center’s artificial insemination program. Its wing span of 7 ft is broadest in the world. LYN RILLON

Unlike men, Philippine eagles are monogamous.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Davao traders ask: Why pay for MRT woes?

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Several business leaders are questioning why Mindanao taxpayers are being made to pay for the government subsidy of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) in Manila, when those using its trains are people there and not from Mindanao.

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

Duterte wants to kill person behind Duterte-for-president movement

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rodrigo duterte

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has said he would like to kill whoever is behind the movement to make him run for President in the 2016 elections, saying he would rather die early than enter Malacañang.

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

Duterte urged to help stop militia war vs NPA in Davao Norte

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rodrigo duterte

Indigenous people’s groups have sought the help of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to intercede in the pangayaw (tribal war) waged by the paramilitary group Alamara against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the village of Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, saying the move would only result in bloodshed.

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

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