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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 »

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 »

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 »

Mayor of Venezuelan city arrested amid protests

A woman prays with a bible in her hand, in front of Bolivarian National Guard officers during an anti-government protest in Plaza Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Protesters blocked the streets only when traffic lights turned red under the watchful gaze of the National Guard. Security forces have taken control of the plaza that has been at the heart of anti-government protests that have shaken Venezuela for a month. AP

Agents of Venezuela’s domestic intelligence service on Wednesday arrested the opposition mayor of a western city that has been a crucible of anti-government resistance and which spawned the current wave of protests.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Batangas ‘Walk of shame’ mayor provokes outrage

Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A mayor in Tanauan, Batangas who forced a man to walk in public with a sign saying he stole fish was denounced by the government’s rights body Wednesday amid online outrage.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC to distribute iPads, books in 37 public schools

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the distribution of nearly P17.2 million worth of learner’s kits, including iPads and books, for the use of grades IV and V pupils in 37 local public schools.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cagayan de Oro mayor at war with council over budget cuts

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Mayor Oscar Moreno is now at war with members of the majority block at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) over the city’s annual budget due to Moreno’s refusal to allow councilors to possess discretionary funds, according to a Moreno ally.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Emano back as consultant of Cagayan de Oro City Council

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Former mayor Vicente Emano is back — now as a consultant of the City Council.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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