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THE opening of the P1.67-billion Cagayan North International Airport (CNIA) in Lallo town, Cagayan province. is “top priority,” according to officials of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA). Raul Lambino, CEZA administrator and chief executive officer, said they expect to have the first official flight landing on December 20 and…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Provincial Integrated Health Office (PIHO) here on Monday reported eight cases of the dreaded Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease in four municipalities in the province. Medical doctor Florejean Albano of the PIHO said one JE case was traced from Barangay (village) Ibung in Villaverde town; one case…

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RESIDENTS of a small island in Eastern Samar are urging Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to renew their Certificates of Stewardship (COS) with the expiration of Hinatuan Mining Corp.’s (HMC) operation in the island. Manicani, a very small but mineral-rich island off the coast of Guiuan town, was host to a…

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FILIPINOS have something to learn from a village in India when it comes to taking care of the environment, particularly against plastics that continue to pollute practically every place in the country. It is called “Maalinyamillatha Mangalyam” or “no-waste weddings.” Introduced at Kolayad by its village council, the initiative was…

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned against consumption of shellfish collected in coastal areas which are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) based on the latest laboratory results the bureau conducted. According to a BFAR shellfish bulletin, the areas affected are the coastal waters of Daram…

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RAMON, Isabela: SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) has finished commissioning its $47 million-worth run-of-river hydro plant in Barangay Ambatali here as it gears up for full operation. Rhoda Santos, SNAP corporate communications manager, said the 8.5-megawatt (MW) Maris Main Canal 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant (Maris Hydro) is expected to go…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: A member of the New People’s Army (NPA), earlier mistakenly identified as a Philippine Army (PA) soldier, was killed in an encounter on Thursday in the village of Sanguit in Dupax Del Sur town. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, Northern Luzon Command public information officer, said the firefight…

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) has taken a major role in helping the country further develop its coffee industry, as Mindanao is well positioned to take the lead in the production of the commodity. PhilMech spearheaded the hosting of the Coffee Expo in Butuan City, Agusan…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Two persons died in the coastal town of Santa Ana in Cagayan province because of floods and landslides caused by continuous downpour from the effects of the northeast monsoon. Santa Ana’s municipal disaster risk reduction management office (MDRRMO) identified the fatalities as Albert Ravelo, 47, and Richard…

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