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Palace hopes initial talks in Netherlands lead to GPH-NDF talks

MANILA (PNA) -- Malacanang said on Sunday it hopes that the initial talk with the communist party leaders in the Netherlands will lead to reopening of dialogue with the rebels. Sana po mula doon sa inisyal na pakikipag-usap ni (House) Speaker (Feliciano) Belmonte sa mga lider ng CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front) sa Netherlands ay magkaroon po ng progreso hinggil sa muling pagbubukas ng diyalogo o usapan sa pagitan ng dalawang panig,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.


Landmine blast at Surallah construction site leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

KORONADAL CITY - Extortion ang motibo na tinukoy ng militar sa pagsabog ng landmine sa Sitio Lamsugi, Upper Sepaka, Surallah, South Cotabato. Ayon kay Lt.Col. Ronald Jess Alcudia, ang Commanding Officer ng 27thInfantry Battalion ngmilitar naganap ang insidente dakong ala syete ng umaga kahapon. Ang landmine, ayon kay Alcudia, ay sumabog sa road construction project sa lugar. Pagsabog ng landmine agad namang gumanti ng putok ang CAFGU sa mga umanoy kasapi ng Front 73 ng New Peoples Army. Ang palitan ng putok sa pagitan ng mga CAFGUat mga rebelde ay tumagal ng halos 30 minuto.


Congress on the Oblate Charism in Context

Good Morning, Good
Afternoon and Good Evening, Oblate World!” Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI, the
Superior General of The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, gives this
greeting via livestream to commence the truly original and first of its kind CONGRESS
ON THE OBLATE CHARISM IN CONTEXT(COCC). It was an international event being
held in eight Oblate units around the world synced at an approximately the same
time (Texas, Mexico City, Rome, Kinshasa, Durban, Obra, Colombo and Manila)


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


Tag-ulan checklist

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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.



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