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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN 2017. 15 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK SPEECH OF   PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE LAUNCHING OF THE PHILIPPINES’ CHAIRMANSHIP OF ASEAN [Delivered at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City &'124; [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Wake of Capt. Clinton L. Capio. 16 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO THE WAKE OF CAPT. CLINTON L. CAPIO [Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Premiere Medical Center. 18 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF PREMIERE MEDICAL CENTER [Delivered at Daan Sarile, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija &'124; 18 January 2017] [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: PNP Oath-taking. 19 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) OATH-TAKING [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace &'124; 19 January 2017] Secretary Emmanuel [&'].....»»

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PEACETALK: We must prove to our people that these negotiations will indeed bring about genuine change

(Opening speech for the Third Round of Talks in Rome of Fidel V. Agcaoili, chair of the NDFP negotiating panel, 19 January 2017, in Rome Italy) Your Excellencies from the Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of Italy, Dear Countrymen in the Negotiating Panels and Delegations of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines [&'].....»»

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PEACETALK:  Finding common ground, matching word with deed, having resolve with will

Opening Statement of GRP Panel Chair Silvestre Bello III during the 3rd Round of Talks between the GRP and the NDF in Rome, Italy on 19 January 2017 Almost five months ago, in August of last year, we embarked on resuming our negotiations which to many, after almost three decades of peace talks, seem to [&'].....»»

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94 families displaced by flood in Sarangani town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 January) &'8212; At least 94 families in two riverside communities in nearby Alabel town in Sarangani Province were temporarily displaced after a major river swelled on Thursday night following hours of heavy rains. Ariston Lim, operations head of the Alabel Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said Friday floodwaters from [&'].....»»

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CRUCIBLE: Foundational Response to Challenge of the Era

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – This year – 2017 or 1438 in Hijriyyah Calendar – may not be the birthing of a new era; in fact, it would simply be a continuation of the past depending on how we divide history into periods in relation to what is generally known today as Age of Modernity. [&'].....»»

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Floods displace 8,000 in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Nearly 2,000 families in three provinces in the Caraga Region have evacuated because of the heavy rains that triggered floods, according to the Office of Civil Defense. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), meanwhile, downgraded at 7:25 p.m. the flood warning for provinces in the [&'].....»»

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Surigao seeks help from US, Japan in search of WW2 bombs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Peace and Order Council here has requested the embassies of the United States and Japan to send teams to the city to find vintage bombs around a public school here where a 500-pound bomb was found over the weekend. The bomb, believed to be dropped by the [&'].....»»

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Surigao seeks help from US, Japan in search of vintage WW2 bombs

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Peace and Order Council here has requested the embassies of the United States and Japan to send teams to the city to find vintage bombs around a public school here where a 500-pound bomb was found over the weekend. The bomb, believed to be dropped by the [&'].....»»

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MARGINALIA: Islamic, un-Islamic, or Islamist?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /19 January) – At the sideline of a peace-building symposium-workshop at the height of the national electoral campaign period last year, the casual conversation between two long-time friends, a Muslim NGO worker and a Mindanao-based non-Muslim journalist, turned into a heated argument over an ‘accurate’ descriptive word for such groups as the [&'].....»»

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Caraga on red alert due to heavy rains

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Caraga Region has been placed under red alert status because of the incessant heavy rains, flooding several communities, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. RDRRMC Chairperson Rosauro Arnel Gonzales Jr., who is regional director of the Office of Civil Defense, said the rains are [&'].....»»

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Classes suspended in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Classes were suspended on Thursday morning in elementary and high school levels in Surallah town in South Cotabato due to the continuous heavy rains. Milagros Lorca, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the municipal government of Surallah ordered the class suspension as [&'].....»»

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Forced evacuation employed in areas near Pulangi River

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Authorities in neighboring Valencia City have started forced evacuation of residents in threatened areas near the Pulangi River starting late Wednesday evening as rains continue to pour in. Junerey Valero, coordinator of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) of Valencia, told MindaNews over telephone that [&'].....»»

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Alert level 2 declared in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Jan) – Heavy downpour since last night has never ceased in this city, bringing floods in the streets and causing minimal to no supply of potable water because of the murky water at the source. The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) here issued alert level 2 around 4 [&'].....»»

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Flood in Surigao

Flood in Surigao.....»»

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Duterte gets 83% approval rating from Dabawenyos, war on drugs most liked

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Jan) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte obtained a very high approval rating of 83 percent from among the Dabawenyos, with his controversial war on drugs the most liked among his programs, a survey conducted by the University of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion showed. Conducted on 1,200 respondents from December [&'].....»»

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Preparing for the flood

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 Jan) – The worst flooding in our house happened last December 26, 2016. We were caught flat-footed because we miscalculated Typhoon Nina’s devastating power as it was so far away in Luzon. Why worry when you’re 500 miles away from danger? Six inches of water and mud inside our house [&'].....»»

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DA looking for 6,000 has. for former rebels’ banana plantation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Jan) – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that they are currently scouting for about 6,000 hectares in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and neighboring areas to engage former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in banana farming with the support from the Japanese government. The secretary told [&'].....»»

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