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2 new Delta cases reported in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Two additional cases of Delta variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been detected in Davao Region, Department of Health (DOH)-Davao reported on Friday. The region now has six known cases of this variant. One of the two additional Delta cases was a 37-year-old resident of Davao City, […].....»»

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Davao’s BPO firms urged to put up contact-tracing teams

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – The business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Davao City have been encouraged to put up their own contact-tracing teams and initiate voluntary “granular” lockdowns to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their workplace. Xavier Eric B. Manalastas, president of the BPO Association of Davao, told Davao […].....»»

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TURNING POINT: Beware of What You Wish for

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – “Kung walang bakuna, walang ayuda.” “Hindi makalabas sa bahay ang walang bakuna.” The two short liners above were, according to authorities, fake news responsible for the sudden unimaginable surge of people in various LGU vaccination sites, a day before the imposition of another Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) […].....»»

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Paalam victory brings jubilation to kin, fans in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Jubilation rang out inside the small house in Pasil, Barangay Kauswagan here when the judges proclaimed home bet Carlo Paalam over Ryomei Tanaka of Japan in the men’s flyweight semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday. Carlo’s father, Piorio Paalam, stole glances to the sky as if […].....»»

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With Marcial’s bronze, Zamboanga City now has 2 treasures in sports

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Flooded with congratulatory greetings as the only city in the Philippines to have produced two Olympic Medals in one Olympic Games – a gold from Hidilyn Diaz of Mampang and a bronze from Eumir Felix Marcial of Lunzuran – Zamboanga City remains on high. “[Hidilyn and Eumir] representing our […].....»»

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Watching Paalam vs. Tanaka

Family and friends of Carlo Paalam and girlfriend Stephanie Sepulveda (seated on the left holding a phone) watch the fight against Japan’s hometown bet Ryomei Tanaka in the men’s flyweight semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday (5 August 2021) at the Sepulveda household in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. Paalam won, assuring him of […].....»»

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‘Bakwit’ Drill

‘Bakwit’ Drill.....»»

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South Cotabato mayor vows to fire LGU workers who refuse COVID-19 jabs

UPDATED KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 5 August) – A town mayor in South Cotabato has vowed to dismiss local government employees who will refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) even as the Department of Health (DOH) announced on the same day that the “No vaccine, no work” policy is not allowed. Mayor […].....»»

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Suspects behind group soliciting cash for Sara’s campaign funds surrender

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Four suspects who were behind the group using the names of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and other local officials to solicit campaign funds from contractors and businessmen surrendered to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) last July 30. In a statement of the City Government of […].....»»

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Paalam wins vs Japanese hometown bet

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Carlo Paalam won via unanimous decision Thursday against hometown bet Ryomei Tanaka at the Tokyo Olympics. Paalam’s victory gave the Philippines its third chance to get a gold medal in boxing. The Bukidnon-born flyweight who trained in Cagayan de Oro will go for the gold on Saturday against […].....»»

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Telco tower

Telco tower.....»»

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Mt. Apo to be closed to trekkers for 3 months each year starting 2022

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 August) – The annual three-month off-season at the Mt. Apo Natural Park will be fully enforced starting 2022, with simultaneous closure of trails in Regions 11 and 12 from June to August, to allow its flora and fauna to spawn in an “undisturbed space and time.” The measure is contained in […].....»»

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South Cotabato moves to contain filariasis

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 04 August) – Health personnel in South Cotabato have intensified their surveillance and case-finding activities against filariasis to keep the province free from the mosquito-borne parasitic disease. Jose Barroquillo Jr., the sanitary inspector of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, said Wednesday they are continually monitoring at least two remaining upland […].....»»

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Police to use zoning strategy vs criminality in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 04 August) – The city police will implement a zoning strategy to enhance its security and anti-criminality campaigns. Lt. Clarizel Perez, the spokesperson of the city police office, said Wednesday they will divide the city into three “sectoral areas of responsibility” to facilitate more focused law enforcement operations. She said […].....»»

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Sulu provincial police director shot dead by subordinate

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Sulu Police Director Michael Bawayan Jr. was shot dead about 4:20 p.m. Friday at a checkpoint in Jolo by a subordinate whose long hair he wanted to cut, reports said. The incident happened at the checkpoint fronting Big Bites, a local eatery, outside Camp Julasirim Kasim at Barangay […].....»»

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GenSan hospital needs more nurses as COVID cases rise

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – The city government is pushing for the hiring of additional nurses to address the manpower shortage at the city hospital amid the continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Glenville Gonzalez, department head of the local government-run Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital (DJPRH), said they need to fill […].....»»

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Another mega vaccination site opens in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – The city government opened on Tuesday another mega vaccination site for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a shopping mall here. Karl Queipo, head of the city’s vaccine operations cluster, said the move is in line with the local government’s efforts to expand and fast-track the inoculation of […].....»»

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2 Delta variant cases in Davao exposed within household

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – The two additional cases of Delta variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Davao City were exposed to an index case within their respective households, a local health official said. Dr. Michelle Schlosser, focal person for Davao City COVID-19 Task Force, said during a virtual press conference of Department of Health […].....»»

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Nesthy Petecio loses to Japanese opponent, takes silver at Tokyo Olympics

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio appeared to be the aggressor and landed cleaner shots, but the judges saw it differently and gave the day to Japanese boxer Sena Irie in the women’s featherweight gold medal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The loss frustrated the Philippines’ dream of […].....»»

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‘Fat salary, desire to serve and protect’ lure hundreds of youths in Region 12 to join police force

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – At least 700 young men and women in Region 12 are aspiring to enter the Philippine National Police (PNP), lured by fat starting salary apart from their desire to serve and protect the citizenry, officials from the regional National Police Commission (Napolcom) said. The police aspirants took the […].....»»

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