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Girl dies as heavy downpour, strong winds hit Lebak

LEBAK, Sultan Kudarat - An 13 year-old girl was killed when a fallen coconut tree hit him at the height of heavy downpour coupled by strong winds early Friday, a disaster official said.Myla Canete, Lebak chair of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC), identified the victim as Gina Benito, resident of Barangay Kinudalan, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.Canete said Benito, a grade 8 pupil, was inside her home when a coconut tree toppled by strong winds fell on her house at 5 a.m.Canete said the coastal village of Tibpuan was also flood due to heavy down pour which worsen


36 die as board capsizes off Ormoc City

ORMOC CITY (PNA) – Thirty-six persons were confirmed dead and 21 others went missing after a passenger vessel capsized off the water of Ormoc past noon on Thursday.M/V Nirvana, with about 180 passengers, was making a maneuver just 800 meters away from the Ormoc port when rough seas broke its outrigger and caused the vessel to flip over, according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Ormoc District Commander Pedro Tinampay.The PCG Ormoc station reported that 129 passengers have been rescued. Some were brought to different hospitals in Ormoc.About 21 passengers remained missing as of 3:30 p.m.


Tacurong backs 'Pyesta Kolon Datal Koroandal'

TACURONG CITY- The Tacurong City government has expressed its full support to Koronadal City for the city's International Folkore Festival next month. This is an exciting and ground-breaking event for Koronadal and the
whole Region XII. It’s our pleasure to support our neighbor, our friend,” Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla said.Koronadal City will hostInternational Folklore
Festival dubbed Pyesta Kolon Datal on August 9-18, 2015 with representatives from foreign countries expected to attend.Montilla personally expressed the support of LGU-Tacurong to Koronadal


Same sex marriage in PH remains illegal

KORONADAL CITY - Same sex marriage is still unlikely to be legalize in the country, a Koronadal executive judge said.Executive Judge Lorenzo Balo of Regional Trial Court Branch 24 said the country's family code prohibits same sex marriage.Allowing same sex marriage requres Constitutional Change which is unlikely to happen within the current administration.The union of same sex individuals has been in the news following a historic Supreme Court decision in the United States allowing such marriage in all its 50 states.Balo said aside from the fact that same sex marriage not within the Philipp


GSIS offers calamity loan to members in Koronadal City

MANILA (PNA) -- More than 6,000 active members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) working or residing in Koronadal City in South Cotabato and in the municipality of Tungawan in Zamboanga Sibugay stand to benefit from the emergency loan that the GSIS offers until July 16.Close to 800 old-age pensioners may also apply for a Php20,000 emergency loan.GSIS has earmarked more than Php202 million for the loan program implementation in the areas, which were declared under state of calamity due to the long dry season.Members who will avail of the loan program for the first time may ap


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NDBC news site hits half million viewers

COTABATO CITY – The new platform of news and information in
Central Mindanao region has reached more than half million hits this week,
making it one of the major sources of news and information of the people of
Central Mindanao and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

It has average monthly viewers of more than 6,000 since its
launching 10 months ago, and still counting.


Girl, 25, dies while fixing TV antennae in S. Cotabato town

KORONADAL CITY - A 25-year-old woman has died after she fell off a concrete fence while fixing a TV antennae in Sto Nino, South Cotabato Sunday night, police said.Joy Tuvera, a border in Purok San Vicente, Sto Nino, South Cotabato, expired minutes later in the hospitalafter the 7 p.m.


Army to give P5.6-M reward to informants on ranking NPA leader Parago

DAVAO CITY -- The civilians who tipped off the Philippine Army (PA) on the presence of rebel leader Leoncio Pitao alias Ka Parago in Paquibato will get the P5.6-million reward put up for his arrest, capture or mechanization.Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) chief Maj. Gen.


Cotabato City ready for floods, hopes it won't come

COTABATO CITY - Despitecontinuous rain happening in Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato this month,the Cotabato City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has not recorded any flood occurrence in low lying areas of the city.Since the onset of the rainy season, the CDRRMO has been in close coordination with their barangay officials and has also been monitoring the water level in the rivers and tributaries surrounding the city.



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