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Bangsamoro Transition Authority to take oath Feb. 20; ARMM to BARMM turnover on Feb. 25

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) will take their oath of office on February 20 in Malacanang on the same day of the “ceremonial confirmation” of the canvass results of the January 21 and February 6 plebiscite on RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao......»»

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Davao-Gensan-Bitung route to resume this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) -- Senior officials from the Philippines and Indonesia met at the sidelines of the 2019 BIMP-EAGA Strategic Planning Meeting in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on February 14, to discuss the resumption of the Davao City-General Santos City-Bitung (D/GB) shipping route with a Manila-based shipping company, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro said on Sunday......»»

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Where art thou Mindanao concerned artists?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) -- Since EDSA I, as a way to acknowledge the major contribution of concerned artists in dismantling the Marcos dictatorship, February - when the EDSA event is commemorated - is also the country’s Arts’ Month......»»

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TURNING POINT: Press Freedom in the Balance

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 February) -- The press is a necessity in the working of a democracy. It is an institution external to the government that secures check and balance in governance to protect the interest and welfare of the people......»»

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Cocaine recovered in Dinagat, Siargao worth “almost 500 milion” pesos

(MindaNews / 16 Feb) – At least 77 bricks of suspected cocaine worth nearly half a billion pesos were recovered on the shorelines of Cagdianao in Dinagat Islands and San Isidro, Surigao del Norte between February 12 and 15......»»

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HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Puwerteng Kuana!

Ay, mao nang akò nang gikuan ug akong giingon anà pagkuan kay kanang kuan man god kuan man, sa ako man god nga pagkuan-kuan nakakuan ko nga mao gyod nay kuan......»»

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8 killed in Army-NPA clash in Bukidnon on Valentine’s

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – There is no love between government soldiers and New People’s Army rebels on Valentine’s Day as eight of them were killed in a series of encounters following an attack on an Army detachment in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The NPA in Northern Mindanao said in a communiqué […].....»»

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LTFRB approves Davao City LGU’s request for intra-city bus special permits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved the request of the City Government of Davao to open the applications for special permits for 20 units of public utility buses that will service the underserved routes during peak hours in Davao City. A four-page memorandum circular […].....»»

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NEDA committee to deliberate P30B Davao monorail proposal by Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is set to deliberate within the month the unsolicited proposal of the company owned by Davao-based business tycoon Dennis Uy for the construction of a P30-billion monorail project in Davao City. NEDA 11 director Maria Lourdes […].....»»

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Koronadal allots P20M for modern waste composting facility

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – The city government has allotted P20 million for the construction this year of a modern large-scale waste composting facility. Augustus Bretana, head of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), said Thursday said the preparatory works are underway for the implementation of the project, which will be […].....»»

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Be careful with your date, warns HIV/AIDS awareness advocate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – Valentine’s Day is a “love yourself day,” an official of Davao City Aids Council (DCAC) told the people on Thursday, reminding them to stay faithful to their partners and always get themselves protected from HIV/AIDS infection. “We do encourage people to consider, to think twice, a million times. […].....»»

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NUJP: Arrest of Maria Ressa is persecution by a bully government

The arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on the clearly manipulated charge of cyber libel is a shameless act of persecution by a bully government......»»

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FOCAP condemns Maria Ressa’s arrest, all assaults on media

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines condemns the arrest of Maria Ressa and stands with her and Rappler in this latest legal stratagem that threatens the freedom of the press all of us have fought for and will always defend......»»

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Politically motivated arrest of Philippine Journalist

On Wednesday, Philippine National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Maria Ressa, the founding editor of news website Rappler, in the latest assault on media freedom by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. The arrest follows a libel case filed against Ressa under the cybercrimes law for a story the website published in 2012......»»

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STATEMENT of Atty. Chel Diokno on the Arrest of Maria Ressa

As a human rights lawyer, as a Filipino, I condemn the Duterte administration’s arrest of Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa......»»

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STATEMENT of Mr. Wilfredo D. Keng on the Cybercrime of Libel criminal case filed against Reynaldo Santos, Jr., and Maria Angelita Ressa, of Rappler, Inc. 

Of the many virtues guarded by democratic nations, justice and protection against libelous speech may well be the most difficult to attain. Apart from the unfortunate reality that necessary legal machinery may be inaccessible to many, technology and modernity have so drastically changed the information highway such that information-sharing has become virtually and instantaneously boundless - both global in reach and perpetual in duration......»»

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SouthCot steps up anti-rabies vaccination campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to expand its vaccination activities against rabies for pet animals, especially dogs, as it moves to eradicate the disease in the area in three years. Dr. Flora Bigot, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Veterinary Office, said Thursday preparations are underway […].....»»

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Rising measles cases noted in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – Health personnel in Sarangani Province are closely monitoring several villages in at least two municipalities due to the rising cases of measles since last month. Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Provincial Health Office chief, said they have dispatched teams to treat cases of suspected measles and conduct immunization activities […].....»»

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