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A GROUP of environmentalists in Cebu has revealed that several local government units (LGUs) are engaged in reclamation projects to increase internal revenue allotment (IRA) apparently ignoring its ill effects on the balanced ecology of marine life. Oceana Philippines, the largest international non-government organization focused on ocean conservation, said the…

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COTABATO CITY: At least 10 houses made of light materials were destroyed during the storm surge that hit coastal communities in the town of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on Saturday. Mayor Ronan Garcia of Kalamansig said the affected families were relocated at the municipal gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion and covered courts…

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CABANATUAN City, Nueva Ecija: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) appeared helpless over the presence of suspected smuggled goods in Nueva Ecija because of the limited scope of its regulatory power. The local DTI officials admitted they find it hard to determine which of the 10,131 registered business names…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The local government here said nine people have died and three others injured, while over 21,000 were affected by Typhoon “Paolo” (“Lan”) which devastated much of the city’s agricultural lands and fishery areas. Weather experts said “Paolo” was heading to Japan, but a new low pressure area has…

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BACOLOD CITY: Two alleged top-ranking officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Philippine Army in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Col. Eliezer Losañes, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, identified the two suspects as Louie…

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BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte: A hub for all renewable energy centers in the country will soon rise in a state university in this city, with biofuel as its banner program. Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) president Shirley Agrupis said the multi-million-peso proposed National Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Center (NRERIC)…

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The leadership of Bangsamoro People’s Congress (BPC), the political arm of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), is optimistic that lasting peace in Mindanao is soon achieved after President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). BPC chairman Muslimin Sema believed that President Duterte is sincere…

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada distributed P2.1-million worth of construction materials to the fire victims in Barangay 770, Zone 84 in San Andres Bukid area to rebuild their destroyed houses. The fire destroyed about 50 houses, affecting 71 families or 235 persons, according to Barangay Chaiman Lourdes Delgado. It was the…

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COTABATO CITY: Local government officials and residents have expressed optimism over the inclusion of Lamitan City among the 20 finalists for the 2017 Galing Pook Award meant to hasten more the growth of its fledgling economy. About 200 local government units participated in this year’s Galing Pook Award search with…

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