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ILOILO CITY: The city government here is increasing its investment in children with additional assistance to their supplementary feeding starting at the day care centers. The city has established 200 day care centers this year located in almost all city barangays put up by the city government with a target…

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COTABATO CITY: A local government official is urging the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to settle the hostile standoff between some forces of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Barangay Marbel, Matalam, North Cotabato. The MNLF-MILF standoff has…

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MONTHS after the massive devastation brought by typhoons in Mindanao, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has now adopted a program by the Philippine government, which aims make use of millions of felled coconut trees for housing projects. Dubbed as “chainsaw massacre,” the project aims to provide livelihood to hundreds…

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LEGAZPI CITY: In a bid to lessen the backlog of school classrooms in Bicol, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be constructing P629.2 million, or 852 classrooms across the region this year. Lucy Castañeda, DPWH regional spokesman told The Manila Times that the department will construct for…

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Survivor USA is shooting its 27th season in the picturesque Palaui island in Cagayan province. Rachel Rabanal, a community leader in Santa Ana, Cagayan, said the filming of the popular reality TV series generated employment for local residents. The number of people employed for the production of the TV series…

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DAGUPAN CITY: Illegal fish pens that have mushroomed along the Dagupan river is not only affecting the city but also its adjacent towns of Binmaley and Lingayen that share the waterway are affected as well. This was according to Dr. Wesley Rosario, chief of National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center…

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A 60-year-old farmer was killed and a teen-ager was seriously injured after they were hit by lightning on Monday afternoon in a village in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental, police reports said on Tuesday. Western Visayas police director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. said the lightning casualties Remegio Javier,…

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NOVELETA, Cavite: Two electric cable wire thieves were caught in the act, while pilfering cable wires at the construction site of Puregold Supermart in Barangay Magdiwang here. Puregold security guard Esteban Sibal said that as he and another guard Francis Anjon Amistad were on roving patrol at about 3:30 a.m.…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: If there will be no indigenous malaria cases recorded this 2013 and next year, Ilocos Sur will reach its target for a malaria-free province in accordance with the standards set by World Health Organization (WHO), according to provincial health officials. Provincial malaria control officials said that 2014…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: The President (Benigno Aquino 3rd) has signed a law establishing secondary schools for the Indigenous Peoples in this province. The schools, according to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials are for secondary students, mostly from the indigenous tribes of Ayangan, Kalanguya, Ibaloi and Kankanai, to name a…