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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 »

NPA accuses Davao governor of maintaining private army

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The communist New People’s Army (NPA) said Davao del Sur Governor Claude Bautista has been keeping a company-strong private armed group in Malita, making him the “most powerful warlord” in the provinces of Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.

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 »

NPA owns up to raid of Davao Occidental town mayor’s house

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Communist rebels on Monday admitted that 16 of their guerrillas raided the house of Jose Abad Santos Mayor James Joyce in Davao Occidental and took away firearms.

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

DENR tells LGU to turn over crocodile to care facility

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Kidapawan City has called on the local government here to turn over the freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA men raid mayor’s house in Davao Occidental

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Mayor Jimmy Joyce of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, carting away firearms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnapped school principal freed; public pressure helped, say local execs

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A kidnapped school principal was freed by her abductors in Sumisip, Basilan, on Thursday afternoon, police said.

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

3 nabbed for Masbate City murders of village chief and mother

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Three persons were arrested for the killing of a Masbate City barangay (village) chairman and his mother, the Masbate police said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte urges gov’t to pursue peace with NPA

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government should review the previous agreements on the safe conduct passes granted to communist leaders taking part in the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying he heard it “from the distant past” that the Tiamzon couple was granted those passes.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t urged to consolidate MILF, MNLF peace pacts

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The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) urged the government to work toward the “convergence” of the agreements that it signed with two Moro groups for genuine autonomy.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

10,000 MILF fighters, supporters celebrate signing of peace pact with PH gov’t

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About 10,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and supporters gathered under colorful tents inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao as they closely monitored the ceremonies for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

50 villages in ARMM to get barangay government centers

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Fifty selected villages in the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be recipients of a barangay government center worth P10 million.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

24 cocaine bars found in van in Davao

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the discovery of cocaine bars in a container van at a container yard in Tibungco District here on Saturday indicated that the country must be the new transshipment point of drugs in neighboring countries in Asia.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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