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Flights continue to and from Mindanao amid martial law

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Major airlines continue to service commercial flights to and from Mindanao despite the ongoing military offensive in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province. But airline companies like AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and its subsidiary, Cebgo gave their passengers headed to and from Mindanao the option to rebook or place the cost of tickets in a travel […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

MAO BA?

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MARTIAL LAW GETS SUPPORT Netizens supported President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao and his plans to extend it to the Visayas and Luzon in light of fears that the terrorist Maute Group may flee to neighboring Visayas and Luzon. One netizen named Einre Saniramsad suggested that martial law should cover the entire […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Mindanao Children’s Games pushing through despite Marawi insurgency

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DAVAO CITY — Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez said that the inaugural staging of the Mindanao Children’s Games would push through as scheduled today at the Rizal Park despite the Marawi insurgency that placed this economic and commercial capital of the South under heightened security alert. “In the midst of global terrorism, national terrorism […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Cebu leaders express mix reactions on declaration of martial law in Mindanao

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Not everyone in Cebu agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to declare martial law in Mindanao. For Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, he fully supports the decision of President Duterte to place Mindanao under martial law if only to contain the terror attacks in Marawi. “The constitution authorizes the president to impose martial law for […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Council backs regional Bar exams

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CEBU CITY After the exemplary performance of Visayas-based schools — University of San Carlos in Cebu and Silliman University in Dumaguete — during the 2016 Bar exams, the Cebu City Council has passed a resolution calling on the Supreme Court (SC) to hold the monthlong exams outside Metro Manila. In its regular session yesterday, the […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Protest movement vs death penalty travels from Mindanao up to Senate

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  THEY came all the way from Mindanao, starting in Cagayan de Oro, and are now in the Visayas, and they intend to travel all the way to Luzon, particularly at the Senate building. More than a hundred members from various civil society organizations will hold rallies against the death penalty in every place they […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Strong quake hits Mindanao, no damage reported so far

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DAVAO CITY — The 7.2-magnitude quake that struck at Celebes Sea, 53 kilometers southwest of Sarangani Island in Davao Occidental, around 4:23 a.m. Saturday caused a sudden rise in water level; but no damage had been registered so far, Harry Camoro, the provincial disaster risk reduction management officer, said. Camoro said no one was reported […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Safe motherhood caravans

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Intellicare, PBSP to bring 1st of 25 caravans this month in Visayas and Mindanao The first of the 25 Safe Motherhood Caravans of Intellicare, one of the country’s leading health management organizations (HMOs), and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the country’s largest business-led nongovernment organization, will be held in the Visayas and Mindanao this […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Double-checking reports

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Now that the military is hunting down the rest of the Abu Sayyaf bandits who wormed their way to Bohol province, it’s up to both the government and the netizens to report only accurate, confirmed information on their presence anywhere in Central Visayas. Despite the deaths of their comrades, it’s now definite that the Abu […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf leader Sahiron intends to surrender — AFP

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ZAMBOANGA CITY — Radulan Sahiron, the notorious leader of the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, has expressed his intention to surrender due to old age. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, said Sahiron has tapped some elders in Sulu to relay his intention to surrender. “The continuing operation against the […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »