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2 IEDs explode near Army training camp in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded separately early morning in this town Friday, the military said. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the explosions took place in Barangay Semba not far from the 6ID’s training camp. The first explosion occurred 6 […].....»»

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More economic zones needed in Davao City – biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The newly elected president of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) wants more economic zones in the city to attract foreign investors. DCCCII president Arturo Milan said in an interview Wednesday that a Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-accredited area is what most of the investors […].....»»

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Duterte to visit India next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will have a two-day visit in New Delhi, India, for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Commemorative Summit next week. This will be the President’s first foreign trip for 2018. Duterte will join the other ASEAN leaders who will also grace the summit […].....»»

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Cardinal Quevedo warns of red herrings in passage of BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 January) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal on Friday warned of red herrings as Congress deliberates on passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) ahead of the shift to a federal system of government. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, believes President Rodrigo Duterte’s “core conviction” is to pass the BBL first “before the concept […].....»»

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Castro says proposal to amend Consti guarantee of free press, speech came from Palace; Pimentel says no need to amend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 January) — The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights’ guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, press and right to peaceably assemble did not come from his committee but from Malacanang, House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro told ANC’s Early Edition on Thursday. “It came from an extrinsic source,” Castro said, adding […].....»»

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Davao Chamber, Japanese biz execs eye direct Davao-Tokyo flights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Direct flights between this city and Tokyo, Japan are in the works, an official of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) said. Arturo Milan, new president of DCCCII, told reporters on Wednesday that chamber representatives had met with four Japanese executives engaged in the […].....»»

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Davao City government urged to use e-vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – The city council has been urged to pass a measure encouraging local government agencies to use e-vehicles to keep carbon emissions down. Ruth M. Tawantawan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 director said that electric vehicles must be the “future of transport” here due to its […].....»»

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Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series: ‘Strengthen green governance in Bukidnon’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Strengthening environmental governance, including revisiting of the 2008 Bukidnon Declaration on the Environment and a review on the province’s environment code, is among the expectations expressed by stakeholders in their response to the Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series initiative. Ms. Marie Angeli C. Abendaño, faculty member of the […].....»»

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NPA attacks on banana plantations in Davao worry biz sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – The city’s business sector expressed alarm over the attacks launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) against banana firms in Barangay Tamayong, Calinan District on January 13. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Arturo Milan said the security situation remains a concern, citing the recent attack […].....»»

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Dureza says Duterte “ready to carve out area for Bangsamoro self rule” via EO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) — President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated he would push for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and “will even go to the extent of resorting to an executive issuance to hasten it or if Congress itself fails to approve it,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus […].....»»

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Bangsamoro in federal system: not template but more of exception

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) —  The future Bangsamoro state cannot be the template when the country shifts to a federal system of government because “that is more exception than the rule” but it can be treated asymmetrically, retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno said at hearing Wednesday of the Senate Committee on […].....»»

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NUJP STATEMENT: “Responsible exercise” of freedom of speech, expression and the press enshrines prior restraint

January 16, 2018 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines firmly opposes the proposal of the House Sub-Committee on Constitutional Amendments to change Article III, Sec 4 of the 1987 Constitution to read: “No law shall be passed abridging the ‘responsible exercise’ of freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the […].....»»

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Davao to sign sisterhood agreement with Honolulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – Officials of the city government of Davao will sign a sisterhood agreement with Honolulu, Hawaii next month, an official of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) said. Newly-elected DCCCII president Arturo Milan told reporters on Wednesday that representatives from the city government and the […].....»»

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Bukidnon placed under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – The Provincial Board of Bukidnon on Tuesday declared a state of calamity covering the entire province over the devastation brought by tropical storm “Vinta,” estimated at P583.96 million. The board adopted the resolution passed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on January 8 recommending […].....»»

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Nene Pimentel: “we must never allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — The founder of the PDP-Laban — the political party that boasts of a “super majority” in the House of Representatives — on Wednesday urged the public “never to allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out” as he reiterated his opposition to a no-election scenario in […].....»»

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PEACETALK: The need to consolidate a Council of Religious Elders of Muslims in the Philippines

(Yusuf Roque Morales is a Commissioner at the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos) The Philippines is a multicultural country, primarily bound by ties of language, tribe and culture. As a young nation beset by conflict and internecine violence, these are the primary sources of unity among communities and after the Marcos era, where an attempt […].....»»

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COMMENTARY: Guided by the language of the Constitution

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews /17 Jan) — The default mode of journalism is to be objective, to be neutral, to be critical. When news items go unfavorably against a current system, media practitioners must not be vilified nor should they be praised either when they report positive things about a sitting government, rather, they are to […].....»»

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Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: it’s freedom of expression

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) — President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it again during Monday’s turnover here of Japan’s donation of 26 units of Mitsubishi Montero to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for use as patrol cars. But on the issue of the […].....»»

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CENTERLAW STATEMENT on SEC’s move to shut down Rappler

The alleged failure of Rappler to comply with constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership of Philippine media entities aside, the SEC’s decision is tantamount to prior restraint, and therefore comes with the heavy presumption of unconstitutionality. The same constitution that prescribes restrictions on ownership of Philippine mass media is also the very constitution that has placed […].....»»

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