5 BIFF members slain in Maguindanao clash

Ongoing pursuit operations in the province against Islamic State-linked gunmen led to the neutralization of five members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Buluan town, police and military authorities said Wednesday.

Lt. Cemafranco Cemacio, Buluan police chief, said the five BIFF combatants were …

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Cavite town church elevated to diocesan shrine

The Diocese of Imus has urged devotees of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Silang, Cavite, which was recently declared as Diocesan Shrine to continue promoting their devotion.

Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista also encouraged the people, especially parents, to let their children feel the devotion.

“Promote the …

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Sn Juan rolls out first batch of Pfizer vaccines

The San Juan city government on Wednesday started inoculating residents with its allocation of Pfizer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.

Mayor Francis Zamora said the local government has initially received 11,700 doses of Pfizer vaccines from the national government.

A total of 5,850 San Juaneños …

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BARMM promotes ‘culture of peace’ among workers

The Bangsamoro education ministry has organized a day-long Ramadan peace education campaign to promote synergy and nurture a culture of peace among the regional education employees.

Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) Deputy Minister Haron Meling said Wednesday the activity–anchored on the theme …

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Cbu vets craft plans vs. ASF

In response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration for a year-long state of calamity due to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas and local government veterinarians on Wednesday met to outline an action plan.

Lawyer Salvador Diputado, DA-7 …

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19 CPP-NPA members surrender in southern Negros

Some 19 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) turned themselves in to the authorities in southern Negros on Tuesday afternoon.

A report of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) released on Wednesday said the rebels voluntarily surrendered and was …

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Mre financing options available for MSMEs

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) continue gaining access to credit partly through the establishment of credit surety funds (CSFs), as at least 15 additional CSFs are expected to register until end-2021.

In a virtual briefing Wednesday, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno …

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Cops destroy P40.78-M marijuana in Kalinga

Anti-illegal drug enforcers in the Cordillera region have destroyed PHP40.78 million worth of marijuana in Kalinga, the regional police said on Wednesday.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, Police Regional Office – Cordillera chief information officer, said the eradication operation was conducted from May 6 to 9.

Abellanida …

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272 4Ps recipients graduate in Davao Region

At least 272 household-beneficiaries have already graduated from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Davao Region, the chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 11 (DSWD-11) said Wednesday.

In an interview, DSWD-11 Director Raquel Nuñez told the Philippine News Agency …

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33 ARBs installed in southern Negros town

A total of 33 farmer-beneficiaries have been installed in two separate landholdings in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental on May 5 and 11, reports from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said on Wednesday.

The installation rites were facilitated by the DAR Negros Occidental II, which covers …

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