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Weak El Niño is here – Pagasa

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – A weak El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific and will likely continue until the second quarter of this year, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in an advisory on Wednesday. Pagasa said the weather system may cause varying impacts such as warmer than average […].....»»

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DOTr insists on proposed railway path in Davao City; says it’s cheaper

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 February) – The Department of Transportation will “reconsider and study” the concerns raised by owners of properties that would be affected by the first phase of the Mindanao Railway Project but maintained the proposed path would cost less and cause the least impact. Talking to reporters after the committee hearing Thursday with […].....»»

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Where will the 80-member BTA plus 25 holdovers hold sessions and offices?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), the 80-member body that will govern the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) during the three-year transition until June 30, 2022, will take their oath this week and will begin work as soon as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) turns over the region to the transition government on February 25. But where will the BTA hold sessions and offices?.....»»

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Duterte wants to talk peace again with communists

President Rodrigo R. Duterte told the military and the police to allow National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili if he wants to return to the country to talk peace with his government (GRP) panel despite the President’s previous threats to arrest and detain communist consultants......»»

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Fire guts 200 houses in Davao coastal barangay

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Feb) – Around 200 houses, including stilt houses of Badjao families, had been destroyed after a fire broke out in Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C here Wednesday afternoon, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 said. SFO2 Ramil Gillado, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of […].....»»

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Duterte to talk to Misuari ‘to craft something more expansive’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Feb) – President R. Duterte reiterated on Tuesday that he will talk to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari to “craft something more expansive in his area,” recognizing that agreements with any revolutionary front should take place simultaneously. The President made the pronouncement just as the 80 […].....»»

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Bad prescription

MindaNews / 20 Feb 2019 – Article 90 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended by RA 4661, provides that libel shall prescribe in one year. This means a complaint for libel must be filed within a year since the publication of the alleged libelous material. There are those who assert though that libel must […].....»»

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Marbel Bishop Gutierrez laid to rest on his 80th birthday

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 20 Feb) – At 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, Marbel Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez was finally laid to rest by thousands of Catholic faithful here, exactly 80 years after his birth. The prelate, who was born in Romblon on February 20, 1939, was buried at the back of the Christ the King Cathedral […].....»»

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Bangsamoro oathtaking reset to Feb. 22; but who will take oath?

MANILA (MindaNews / 20 February) – From February 21 to February 20 and finally, February 22. The oathtaking of 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), initially targeted for February 21 and reset to February 20 on February 15, was rescheduled to February 22 evening of February 19, when the possible Presidential appointees and […].....»»

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Bishop’s Burial

Bishop’s Burial.....»»

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DA approves P3-million grant for swine multiplier farm in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved a grant of around P3 million for the establishment of a swine multiplier farm in South Cotabato province. Dr. Flora Bigot, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Veterinary Office, said the preparations are underway for the implementation of the project, which will […].....»»

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GenSan city hospital goes ‘paperless’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – The city government has adopted new management systems – mainly going “paperless” – in a bid to enhance the operations of the city hospital and address the perennial delay in the procurement and delivery of supplies and medicines for the facility. Glenvil Gonzales, administrator of the local […].....»»

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GenSan LGU provides Moro, Lumad residents easy access to civil registry services

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – Moro and B’laan tribal residents here may now avail of free civil registration services through a new program of the city government. The “Rehistro Project: Free On Time Registration for IPs (Indigenous Peoples) and Muslims” program formally rolled out this week. It is a partnership between the […].....»»

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South Cotabato’s HIV/AIDS program may get WHO recognition

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is eyeing South Cotabato province’s initiatives on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as model for local government interventions. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, said Monday a team from the WHO visited the province […].....»»

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South Cotabato to immunize 6,700 kids vs measles, other diseases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 February) — Health personnel in South Cotabato province are targeting to cover around 6,700 children for its ongoing catch-up immunization activities against measles and two other viral diseases. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., head of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Monday they have deployed health teams in various barangays to […].....»»

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Cyber libel doesn’t exist

MindaNews/February 18, 2019 – The arrest of Rappler executive Maria Ressa for cyber libel charges has triggered a heated debate on whether the Philippine press is under attack under the present administration. Inevitably, it has revived discussions on the utility and place of libel in a supposedly liberal democracy such as ours. However, in the […].....»»

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Spain commits $50M for Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – The Spanish government has committed to provide some $50 million or roughly P2.617 billion to the planned rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) public relations head Adrian Tamayo announced on Monday. Tamayo said Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas made this announcement during his courtesy call on MinDA […].....»»

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Silk Road eyes investments in Mindanao, Palawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – Chinese firm Silk Road Investment HK has expressed interest to invest in Palawan and Mindanao, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) public relations head Adrian Tamayo said. Tamayo said on Monday that MinDA Secretary Abul Khayr D. Alonto held a meeting with Madam Lam Guo, chairman of the Silk Road Investment HK, […].....»»

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Cotabato’s HIV/AIDS program may get WHO recognition

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is eyeing South Cotabato province’s initiatives on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as model for local government interventions. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, said Monday a team from the WHO visited the province […].....»»

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Cotabato to immunize 6,700 kids vs measles, other diseases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 February) — Health personnel in South Cotabato province are targeting to cover around 6,700 children for its ongoing catch-up immunization activities against measles and two other viral diseases. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., head of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Monday they have deployed health teams in various barangays to […].....»»

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