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7 killed as Air Force helicopter on resupply mission crashes in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) –  A Philippine Air Force helicopter crashed while resupplying troops fighting communist rebels in Bukidnon on Saturday afternoon, killing its pilots – an Air Force colonel and a lieutenant — two crew members and three soldiers assisting in the mission. Major General Andres Centeno, commanding general of […].....»»

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Zamboanga City secures 410,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

(MindaNews/ 16 January) — Zamboanga City has signed a multilateral agreement with AstraZeneca to procure 410,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco announced earlier this week. Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, Zamboanga City Health Officer, told MindaNews that 205,000 residents out of the city’s projected 2021 population of population of 992,423 can be covered […].....»»

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Biz sector in Davao City to donate cash for vaccines vs COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) —  Some businessmen here have approached the local government to express their intention to donate cash for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Sara Duterte said. Duterte said during her program over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Friday, that the private sector was willing to help the […].....»»

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PANTAW A MAREG: This pandemic has brought back the old Meranaws in us

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) – I am not a plantita. Being a “plantita” or the more “sosyal” name “plaunty” is a new concept. It’s a trend brought about by the pandemic. This trend is aptly known as plantdemic as well. The love for plants and planting had been nurtured in me since I […].....»»

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TAUSUG IN DOHA: The greatest fear of an OFW

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 16 January) — Being physically and distantly apart fom your beloved family and those who are dear to you is one of the saddest things in life. What more if this separation is not only temporary, but forever? Isn’t that excruciating? One of the greatest fears of an OFW is to […].....»»

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Former Maguindanao Vice Gov takes oath as new NCMF Commissioner   

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) —  Former Maguindanao Vice-Governor Ismael “Dustin” Veloso Mastura has been appointed as commissioner in the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). Mastura took his oath before Governor Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu of Maguindanao, at the provincial capitol in Buluan, Maguindanao on January 14, in the presence also of her husband, […].....»»

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Davao folk having contacts with COVID-19 patients to receive text from DQR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Residents who have encountered individuals infected with COVID-19 will be notified through a text message from Safe Davao QR (DQR) of the city government as a precautionary measure. During her program over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Friday, Mayor Sara Duterte said the push notification feature […].....»»

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Candles for Santo Niño

Candles for Santo Niño.....»»

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3 farmers from Davao Region to compete in cocoa awards in France

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) — Four cacao farmers from the Philippines, three of them coming from Davao Region, will represent the country in the 2021 International Cocoa Awards (ICA) during the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France in October. In a text message on Thursday, Department of Trade and Industry-Caraga director Edwin Banquerigo, […].....»»

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QUARANTINE DIARIES: Nagka Covid man ako, may mga aral po akong natutunan, na ibinabahagi ko sa inyo

  ISABELA CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) — Confirmed na po na may UK variant nakapasok sa bansa. Ito po ay sinasabing 70% mas mabilis makahawa. Ngunit nananatili pa rin pong mabisang panlaban dito ang: Face Mask Na hindi po dapat tinatanggal hanggat may kasama o kaharap na ibang tao. Lalo na po kung magsasalita. […].....»»

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3 soldiers, motorcycle driver killed in ambush in Lanao del Norte

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 15 January) — Three soldiers and a civilian on board a hired motorcycle were killed in an ambush by suspected Dawla Islamiyah fighters in Lanao del Norte on Thursday morning, police said. A  family on board a Toytota Hilux pick-up was caught in the crossfire, one of them injured. Police […].....»»

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3 cities in Region 12 keen on buying COVID-19 shots as cases top 4,000

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 January)— Three urban centers in Soccsksargen or Region 12 are keen on buying their own vaccines to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as confirmed cases in the region breached 4,000, it was gathered Thursday. General Santos City, the gateway to the region and the area’s major […].....»»

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P2.6-M worth of marijuana plants busted in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) — Authorities busted another big marijuana plantation in Tampakan, South Cotabato Thursday morning, a top police official said. Col. Jemuel Siason, South Cotabato police director, said the joint operatives uprooted 13,000 fully-grown marijuana plants with an estimated street value of P2.6 million. The team composed of the police, military […].....»»

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Davao suspends free swab tests for arriving plane passengers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) – Free swab tests for arriving passengers at the Davao International Airport have been suspended since Wednesday, as the city is redirecting resources to address the post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases, City Tourism Operations Office head Generose Tecson said on Thursday. Tecson, concurrent head of the Airport Health Monitoring […].....»»

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From Hawaii to Siargao

Local tourists on Friday afternoon, January 15, 2021, visit the landing site of Florentino Das, an intrepid Filipino sailor who made a 5,000-mile solo voyage from Kewalu Basin in Hawaii to Barangay Magsaysay in Sta. Monica town on Siargao Island. On board his self-made 24-foot sailboat, Lady Tamarau, powered by two 25-horsepower outboard engine, Das […].....»»

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INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Ecology of the COVID-19 Pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) — The series of deadly landfalling tropical storms (Siony, Tonyo, and Ulysses) in our country last year have painfully reminded us that, aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in a climate emergency. I hope we will not wait for more devastating typhoons just to be re-awakened […].....»»

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Clearing Operation

Clearing Operation.....»»

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Davao City cancels feast of Sto. Niño masses at Shrine Hills

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – The celebration of the feast of Sto. Niño on January 15 at the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague at the Shrine Hills in Matina will no longer push through as Davao City has been seeing record-hitting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases due to the post-holiday surge. […].....»»

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SouthCot pushes for moratorium on fish cage operations in Lake Sebu after fish kill

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the implementation of a stricter moratorium on the operations of fish cages in the critical Lake Sebu to allow it to recuperate and prevent the occurrence of massive fish kills. Dr. Raul Teves, head of the Office of […].....»»

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DSWD-12 gives out P97.8M in livelihood assistance for those affected by COVID-19

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released around P97.8 million in livelihood assistance to residents of Region 12 (Soccsksargen) who lost their livelihood due to the continuing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Bonifacio Selma, DSWD-Region 12 assistant director, said Wednesday a total of 11,091 qualified […].....»»

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