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Duterte attends Malabang Independence Day rites

Duterte attends Malabang Independence Day rite

LANAO DEL SUR --- Meranaos were elated with the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Malabang Wednesday to grace a simple Independence Day celebration in the seaside town.

It was the second presidential engagement in the second district of Lanao del Sur since the creation of the province 60 years ago.

DA secretary cleared from anomaly suspicions 

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol from suspicions of pocketing state funds.

“A humbling moment,” Piñol, said in a text message Thursday, referring to a June 11 PACC press communiqué stating he is cleared from allegations of mishandling money earmarked for high-ticket government programs.

The statement was signed by PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez, copies received by media outfits in central Mindanao early Thursday.

At 65, Sec. Piñol earns doctorate in rural development

KABACAN, North Cotabato – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol today earned his doctorate in rural development during the commencement exercises of the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato.

“This is the big event of my life,” Piñol said as he prepared to march at the USM grounds early Saturday morning.

Incoming NoCot gov to push for voters’ education among youth

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – Believing the youth as the country’s future, North Cotabato Governor-elect and incumbent Rep. Nancy Catamco today said she will push for voter's education, especially among high school students to break the culture of vote buying during elections.

Rep. Catamco, elected as the next North Cotabato governor, said in a statement that educating high school students on the importance of voting was essential as they would eventually be joining the country's voting population.

Idle Cotabato airport may possibly operate soon

NORTH COTABATO --- Central Mindanao’s business sector is anticipating improvements in regional economy if the provincial airport, idle since its construction a decade ago, gets opened soon.

The airport in Mlang town in North Cotabato, designed for large passenger and cargo planes, has never been functional due to alleged controversies  partly triggered by the political hostility between its proponent, the now Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, predecessor then of now out-going third-termer Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza.

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Kiamba sa Sarangani tila naging dagat dahil sa baha

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Palimbang municipal compound, binaha din

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Images of floods, landslides in Lebak-Kalamansig area

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4 heavily armed men arrested in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY  – Police authorities here arrested Thursday four heavily armed men and seized from them military-type high powered firearms and...