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ARMM bullish on investments to rebuild MarawiBV

COTABATO CITY (ARMM-RBOI/ November 17, 2017). “Now is the time to start the rehabilitation process. Though, we are deeply saddened by what happened to Marawi City which is currently in serious ruins however, we have to move forward and turn this crisis into opportunities”, RBOI chair and managing head, lawyer Ishak V. Mastura, said in […].....»»

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TURNING POINT: Facing the Reality of Global Warming

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 November) — Global warming and the accompanying climate change are real. The Earth is a living planet endlessly warmed by the sun and kept alive by the natural process or cycle of radiation, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. All living plants and animals in the planet are sustained and replenished by this […].....»»

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Drug syndicates moving out of Region 12, says PDEA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) — Illegal drug syndicates have reportedly started to move out from Region 12 as a result of the government’s continuing intensified anti-drug operations in the area. Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 director, said Friday they received intelligence reports that drug groups now consider the region as a […].....»»

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GenSan officials eye DOST’s road train for mass transport system

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) — City officials are looking at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative “train-like bus” dubbed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) as a viable option for the city’s planned mass transportation system. City Councilor Shandee Llido-Pestano said Friday the city government could utilize the road train as alternative mode of public […].....»»

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Close to 2,200 households removed from 4Ps list in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and development (DSWD) in Region 12 has delisted nearly 2,200 households this year from the beneficiary list of the flagship conditional cash transfer program due to eligibility problems. Bai Zorahayda Taha, DSWD Region 12 director, said Friday they removed the beneficiaries from their database as they […].....»»

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Gov’t and IS-allied groups violated humanitarian law, human rights in Marawi — Amnesty International

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) — Government forces, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups and their allied forces committed violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) during the five-month siege in Marawi City from May 23 to October 23, a 34-page report of an international human-rights group said. Released […].....»»

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Gov’t to reopen 8 barangays in Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 November) – Another set of “Kambalingan,” a Maranao term for homecoming, will be undertaken as the government eyes to reopen at least eight barangays in war-ravaged Marawi City, Office of Civil Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima said. During the Bangon Marawi press briefing in Malacañan Palace Friday, Purisima said the government will facilitate the return of the […].....»»

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Boransing turns over manuscript of his memoirs to MSU-IIT History Department

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) —  A former Vice President of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here turned over on Monday the original manuscript of his book, “The MSU-IIT Story: Memoirs.” Former Vice President and book author Manaros B. Boransing turned over the manuscript to the Department of History at the […].....»»

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OUR MARAWI: Support us with OUR plans of rebuilding our interrupted lives

To these people saying that residents of the Ground Zero of Marawi cannot reclaim their home and land if they do not have the title or if they have it will be bought from them: First of all, most of the land in that area are owned by natives of Dansalan who refused to sell […].....»»

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OUR MARAWI: At the end of the day, Marawi will define the Duterte administration’s success or failure

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) — After all that’s said and done, I agree with my young cousin-in-law and brother, Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, who contends that it will be Marawi, at the end of the day, that will define the Duterte administration’s success or failure. The war on drugs is protracted and […].....»»

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DOST’s road train makes maiden demo run in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative “train-like bus” dubbed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) made its maiden demonstration run on Wednesday morning in major roads here. Dominador Lagare Jr., chair of the city council’s committee on transportation, said the initial road test is part of the ongoing preparations for the […].....»»

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After Marawi, AFP to focus on NPA in Mindanao — General Guerrero

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – Government troops assigned in Marawi City might be deployed to areas in Mindanao beset by the communist-led insurgency now that military operations against the remnants of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group are “winding down”, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero said. Guerrero, speaking during the turnover […].....»»

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Cardinal on desecration of chapel: “be calm” and follow path of peace, not revenge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 November) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal,  Orlando Quevedo on Tuesday condemned the “abhorrent desecration” of the Catholic chapel in Labu-labu, Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao, described it as  “most disturbing and provocative” but urged Catholics to “be calm” and “despite provocation, follow the Lord’s injunction of peace and not revenge.” Quevedo, the […].....»»

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“Keyboard army” amplifying impression of support for Duterte’s drug war — report

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — Members of a “keyboard army” are being paid to amplify the impression that the Duterte administration’s “brutal crackdown on the drug trade” has obtained widespread public support, a US-based democracy and human rights watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday. “Reports of commenters paid to manipulate the online information […].....»»

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NPA apologizes for baby’s death in Bukidnon ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — The New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday expressed apologies for the death of a four-month old baby girl in Talakag, Bukidnon on Thursday last week. In a statement, NPA spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos said the rebel group “takes full responsibility and expresses remorse for the unfortunate and unnecessary death […].....»»

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Mindanawons complete JICA-funded resource mgt program

Three representatives from Mindanao recently completed a water resources management course in Japan, one of the programs under the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program. Makmod Pasawilan of the Mindanao Development Authority, Ardi Abril Layugue of the National Economic and Development Authority Region IX, and Arvilyn Omblero, Iligan City Waterworks System joined 15 other young leaders from […].....»»

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New Eastmincom Chief

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Leonardo Guerrero hands over the symbol of command to Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal (L) as he assumes post as the new commander of the AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command during the turnover ceremonies in Davao City on Wednesday, November 15. Madrigal replaced acting commander Brigadier General Perfecto […].....»»

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DOST’s road train makes maiden demo run in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) innovative “train-like bus” dubbed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) made its maiden demonstration run on Wednesday morning in major roads here. Dominador Lagare Jr., chair of the city council’s committee on transportation, said the initial road test is part of the ongoing preparations for the […].....»»

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Sarangani provincial hospital to open in December

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 November)– The provincial government of Sarangani is targeting to open by next month its newly-completed provincial hospital in Alabel town. Sarangani Vice Gov. Elmer de Peralta said Wednesday they are currently finalizing the arrangements for the operationalization of the hospital, which will initially function as an infirmary level facility. He said […].....»»

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After Marawi, AFP to focus on NPA in Mindanao — General Guerrero

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – Government troops assigned in Marawi City might be deployed to areas in Mindanao beset by the communist-led insurgency now that military operations against the remnants of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group are “winding down”, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero said. Guerrero, speaking during the turnover […].....»»

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