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President Duterte prods Moro people to be ‘loyal to cause of peace’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.” Duterte made the call in his keynote speech delivered during the commemoration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) second anniversary. “I am indeed … Continue reading

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Army links BIFF to Maguindanao mayor’s ambush, harassment

By Edwin Fernandez and Noel Punzalan  EVACUEES. Some of the displaced families who left their homes in Barangay Itaw, South Upi, Maguindanao following the harassment by BIFF gunmen in their village on New Year’s Day. The evacuees have started returning home Monday (Jan. 4, 2020) after military troopers have been detailed in the area. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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DA, MinDA break ground for P14-M food terminal in Bukidnon

DA, MinDA break ground for P14-M food terminal in Bukidnon By Nef Luczon   FOOD TERMINAL. With Northern Mindanao’s tallest peak, Mount Kitanglad, in the background, officials of the Department of Agriculture and Mindanao Development Authority lead the groundbreaking for the PHP14 million food terminal in the Bukidnon town of Talakag on Thursday (Dec 10, 2020). The … Continue reading

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PCOO holds 1st nat’l broadcast in PH’s biggest media hub

PCOO holds 1st nat’l broadcast in PH’s biggest media hub By Che Palicte   1ST NATIONAL BROADCAST. The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) holds the first national broadcast of Laging Handa public briefing in the Mindanao Media Hub (MMH) in Davao City on Saturday (Dec. 5). The Laging Handa briefing was led by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat By Ma. Cristina Arayata (Image grabbed from Phivolcs’ Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 6.4 quake jolted Davao Occidental late Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 26 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental at 11:23 p.m. … Continue reading

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PSC launches Mindanao Sports for Peace Caravan

MANILA — With the aim of spreading peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Sports Institute officially opened the Mindanao Sports for Peace Caravan at Cotabato City State Polytechnic University (CCSPU), Cotabato City yesterday. The PSC and its brainchild PSI believe that sports serves as a bridge to peace since President Rodrigo Duterte … Continue reading

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PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake

PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit several parts of Mindanao Thursday morning, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), both attached agencies of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), immediately mobilized to aid affected citizens. DOTr Secretary Arthur … Continue reading