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ARMM holds successful earthquake, tsunami drill in Maguindanao

KUSIONG, Maguindanao – The catastrophic
1976 magnitude 7.9 Earthquake reminisced today in the mind of a 50 year old
wife of a fisherman here when government agencies conducted simulation of the
calamity culminating the National Disaster Consciousness Month.

Norhaiya Untong was 8 years old and in
Grade 2 when she was awakened by the August 17, 1976 earthquake, that to her
recollection lasted for about five minutes. It was past 1 a.m.

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Davao Light imposes four-hour power cut off

DAVAO CITY (PNA) -- Davao Light and Power Co.(DLPC) started Thursday imposing a maximum of three to four hours of rotating power interruptions in this city and franchise areas in Davao del Norte.This developed after the Therma South Inc. (TSI) coal plant shut down for an unscheduled repair. The TSI coal plant is still under commissioning stage.Davao Light gets 60 megawatts from TSI to mitigate the power deficit for the past weeks. With 60MW lost, that would mean four hours of blackout, DLPC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Arturo Milan said.

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ARMM disaster teams conduct earthquake, tsunami response drill

KUSIONG, Maguindanao - Members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RDRRMC-ARMM) conducted today aMulti-Hazard Drill as part of the culminating activity of the National Disaster Consciousness Month.The drill was conducted in Barangay Kusiong beach with the participants that include volunteers, rescue workers, health providers, soldiers and ordinary folksresponding to an earthquake and tsunami incident in the area.

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At 22, DXOM Happy FM going strong, setting trends

KORONADAL CITY -
South Cotabato's first FM station is celebrating its 22nd birthday today with a
commitment and renewed dynamism to bring happiness to the people of ‘Land of
Famous Highlands’ through music, news, information and entertainment.

DXOM-FM officially
conquered the airwaves of this city and South Cotabato’s 10 municipalities on July
22, 1993 as part of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) broadcast media
ministry.

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Cotabato City front line servants to get pay hilke

COTABATO CITY - The barangay front liners in Cotabato City stand to benefit from a proposal by the city council to include in the proposed 2016 budget funds to increase allowances of the government's ground troops.

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Honest man returns wallet with P15,000 cash, gets recognition

MAKILALA, North Cotabato - An honest employee of the local government of Makilala, North Cotabato was awarded for returning a wallet containing P15,000 cash.Mayor Rudy Caoagdan commended Allan Javines, 43 years old from Sitio Patulangon, Barangay Malasila for his honesty in returning the wallet that he found together with a friend at the comfort room of the Rural Health Unit office here. Javines has been a driver of the Local Government Unit of Makilala for the past seven months assigned to Mayor Caoagdan.

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Man hacks wife in Koronadal cemetery, she survived

KORONADAL CITY - A woman is now fighting for her life hours after she was hacked and seriously woundedby her husband who was a government worker the other day, police said.A concerned neighbor quickly alerted the police of the bizarre crime after he sawGina Mercurio, 34, lying almost dead in the city's public cemetery at past 6 p.m.Gina, a resident of Mabini Street, Barangay Zone 4, Koronadal City,sustained hack wounds in different parts of her body, including her face.

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Hataman's official statement on President Aquino's SONA

The Aquino administration will surely be remembered for its good governance and for how it accomplished reforms. From this, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao took inspiration, pursuing our own agenda of good governance that shattered well-entrenched and deeply-rooted practices of corruption and inept systems that took a toll on the development of the region and its people.

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Mamasapano children get aid from DXMS, DXOL outreach project

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao -- About 600 pupils from Hadji Salik Elementary School and High School in the village of Tukanalipao here have received school supplies from DXOL-Happy FM and DXMS-AM Radyo Bida Sunday. Dubbed as Bida Eskwela, Mag-share para Happy Ka, the outreach activity of the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation was carried out in partnership with 40th Infantry Battalion and Globe Telecom-Cotabato City.

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1 dies, 3 hurt in Matalam highway mishap

MATALAM, North Cotabato -- A 21-year-old girl was killed while three others were wounded in a highway accident involving amotorcycle and cargo trucks along highway hereover the weekend.Senior Insp. Elias Colonia, Matalam police chief, said the accident transpired along Purok Krislam, Barangay Poblacion, Matalam.Police identified the fatality asKrizamae Seneo of Gen.

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