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Employees ask Malacañang to probe local NIA officials

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Employees of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have asked President Benigno Aquino III to investigate three agency officials for changing procedures to allow a contractor to corner a P105-million project in Mindanao instead of letting farmers provide the labor as an alternative source of livelihood.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

One killed, 17 others injured as Cotabato bus falls on its side

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At least one was killed and 17 others injured after a passenger bus fell on its side along a road in South Cotabato on Friday, a radio report said.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Online processing of students holding summer jobs goes in Soccsksargen

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The Department of Labor and Employment’s regional office in Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) is now using the Internet to process documents and even part of the salaries of students holding summer jobs in the government under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), officials said Wednesday.

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

Tribal warriors honored for fighting off Moro rebels

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After several decades, the municipal government here has given recognition to 300 T’boli and B’laan tribal warriors who risked their lives defending the town against Moro separatist rebels in the 1970s.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA rebels burn tractor of pineapple firm

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Suspected members of the New People’s Army burned a tractor worth P5 million owned by Dole in South Cotabato on Tuesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Look ma, no pork: T’bolis show how

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There were no government funds when it started in 2002, and there still are none today.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

15 rabies deaths recorded in Central Mindanao this year

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Rabies kills, and this was the message that the regional office of the Department of Health in Central Mindanao sought to convey to the public when it announced Wednesday that all 15 persons reported to it to have been bitten by dogs between January and September this year had died.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Over 5,000 babies born to underage mothers in South Cotabato

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Children perform a Manobo harvest dance. In South Cotabato, the incidence of teenage pregnancy is highest in municipalities with large populations of indigenous peoples.

More than 5,000 babies have been born to underage mothers in South Cotabato over the past four years and population officials blame it on excessive media access, poor parenting, peer pressure and tribal culture.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

5.6 quake jolts South Cotabato – Phivolcs

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A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook South Cotabato Monday morning, but no aftershocks were expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mining ban stays, says S. Cotabato governor

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South Cotabato Gov. Arthur Pingoy Jr. on Wednesday downplayed the issuance of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to mining giant Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI), saying the provincial government ban on open-pit mining stays.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rains bring floods to Central Mindanao villages

Relentless rains for the past few days led to flooding in 15 villages here and in Sarangani and South Cotabato provinces.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 injured in explosion at S. Cotabato market—police

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Five persons were wounded when an improvised explosive device planted by still unidentified men at a public market in South Cotabato went off Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-mayor acquitted, while driver found guilty of murder

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A former mayor of Tampakan, South Cotabato, who was tagged by two witnesses, including the gunman himself, as one of the masterminds of the killing, was acquitted Monday of the murder of his father’s political rival in 2004.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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