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Mangudadatuand 'No need to declare state of calamity'

COTABATO CITY - Maguindanao Gov.

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OCD-12: Floods affect 4,436 families 4 provinces

KORONADAL CITY - The week-long moderate to heavy down pour brought about by torrential rains in southern Mindanao has displaced more than 4,400 families or about 26,000 residents, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD-12) today said.Citing OCD-12 records, Jerome Barranco, assistant regional director, said more than 4,436 families or about26,600 individuals have been affected by floods that hit the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani and North Cotabato.He said South Cotabato was the most affected provinces with Koronadal City suffering destroyed bridge and the towns of Tupi, T

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Child dies in another Polomolok highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY - Another child dies in another road accidentSouth Cotabato, the third victim of highway mishap, officials said.Police said 7-year-old Jireh Mark Magon of Barangay Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato was walking on Tuesday morningalong the highway and suddenly leapedand dangledon the railing of a passing Isuzu truck (GCK-367).But the child lost his grip and was ran over by the truck's rear tires.

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Koronadal mulls relocation of residents living in danger zones

KORONADAL CITY - The Koronadal City government is planning to relocate residences situated along river banks and landslide prone areas.This after the city declared Sitio El Gawel, Barangay Saravia as permanent danger zone because the risk of a landslide is very high.Mayor Peter Miguel said the 18 families of indigenous peoples may be relocated to a 2.8 hectare site in Barangay New Pangasinan.He said the lot area in Barangay New Pangasinan was donated by Camella Homes to the city government as possible relocation site.Displaced residents of Purok Aguinaldo, Barangay Concepcion who used to li

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Wayward cargo truck hits Polomolok house, killing 2 children

KORONADAL CITY - Two children were killed after a cargo truck rammed into a roadside home in Barangay Crossing Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato Tuesday dawn.Killed in the 5:30 a.m. accidentwereMark

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Kidapawan LGU warns retailers selling fake rice from China

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Kidapawan City government has warned rice retailers and wholesalers here caught selling fake rice from China that appropriate sanctions would be imposed against them. City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the report on the imported fake rice from China being sold in some establishments in Davao City has alarmed him and the residents of the city. He said he has already tasked the Local Price Monitoring Council (LPCC) to monitor and ‘keep an eye’ on rice retailers to check whether there is fake rice from China being sold in their stores.

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Cop dies, another hurt in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY – A police officer was killed while his companion was wounded when suspected hit men of outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked them in Maguindanao Tuesday.Killed was Police Officer 1 Habib Nasifu while PO1 Abdullah Asim was injured. Both belonged to PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion based in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao. Senior Inspector Solaiman Bakal, Datu Saudi Ampatuan town police chief, said the two unarmed and in civilian clothes police officers were onboard a tricycle at 10 a.m.

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Tausug girl dreams high, lands 6th in 2015 nurses’ board exam

COTABATO CITY – A 20-year-old nursing graduate of Notre Dame of Jolo College (NDJC) has
proven that she, a Tausug from war-torn Jolo, can excel in national board
examinations.

Graduating cum
laude with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Catholic-run college in
downtown Jolo, Tazmeen Amin Mariwa ranked No. 6 in this year’s national nursing board examination, the first for NDJC nursing grad.

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14K volunteers plant 20K seedlings in Koronadal's tree growing festival

KORONADAL CITY - About 20,000 trees have been simultaneously planted by more than 14,000 individuals during Koronadal City's 5th Tree Growing Festival Monday, officials said.Most of those who participated in the activity were students and government workers in the city, according to Mayor Peter Miguel.Miguel said he really appreciated the determination of the volunteers who walked for kilometers, crossed rivers and climb hills to plant a tree for the generation to come.The recent flash floods that hit the city, damaged roads, destroyed bridges and inundated low lying areas served as an insp

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ARMM DPWH execand Do not make roads as solar dryers for agri products

COTABATO CITY - Major roads in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has long been converted by farmers as solar driers making the highway risky for motorists.This prompted ARMM Department of Public Works and Highways Sec. Don Mustapha Loong to appeal to farmers not to use the road network as drying facilities of corn and copra, especially in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.

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