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Mindanao newsbits for April 20, 2014
Davao City - The Region-10 office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate to the Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc. for the establishment of the 68.8-megawatt Manolo Fortich Hydropower Project in the province.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
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MANILA: Philippines revises dev''t plan, sets higher infra spending
With just two years to go before its term ends, Philippine President Aquino's administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.
Ledesma: Revolutionary Government
THE pressure on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for President has been mounting, this despite his declaration and warning that if he is President he will declare a revolutionary government and abolish congress and institute radical reforms, which will not sit well with some quarters who are used to enjoy the excesses of their libertarian ... (more)
Davao wants to lure more Japanese tourists
This city is planning to put up a Davao-Japan Tourism Development and Investment Promotion Council in a bid to lure more Japanese tourists here.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Ata-Manobo 'bakwits' demand military pullout from Talaingod
Ata-Manobo evacuees from Talaingod, Davao del Norte held a picket Tuesday before the regional offices of the Commission on Human Rights and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to protest military presence in their communities.
Illegal mining remains unchecked in Surigao town
MALIMONO, Surigao del Norte - Many residents, the Church and at least some local officials of this town are openly against mining.
Pharmacists' group gears for ASEAN integration
Even among pharmacists there is a need to keep pace with the demands of the ASEAN integration in 2015, an official of a pharmacists' group said on Monday.
BIR: income tax returns should be filed today
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue in Davao Region said taxpayers who fail to file their income tax returns before 5 p.m. today will be fined accordingly.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
NPA admits torching mining equipment, cars
THE New People's Army claimed responsibility on torching different equipment of the APEX Mining Company in Barangay Masara in Maco in Compostela Valley.
Where speed matters
THE abandoned old Bacolod Airport came alive over the weekend as 104 sports cars intensely raced against each other for the 1st Bacolod Speed Festival.
4-nation trade fair, biz gab slated in Davao
Top business players from four countries belonging to the Association of South East Asian Nations will gather here from Oct. 23-26 for an event that aims to attract foreign investments and promote regional cooperation within Asia and the Pacific region.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Catholic bishops, educators vow to strengthen peacebuilding efforts in Mindanao
Catholic bishops and educators vowed to strengthen the role of the Catholic Church "in the promotion of lasting peace in Mindanao" as they welcomed the March 27 signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front both as a source of optimism and as a "greater challenge to ... (more)
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Philippine fishermen demand bounty for crocodile
DAVAO, Philippines: Fishermen in the southern Philippines are demanding a reward for a crocodile they said they caught accidentally, but officials insisted Sunday they would not pay for the reptile.
New book on "Bangsamoro" now off the press
The two-volume "Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials" published by the Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with MindaNews, is now off the press, the first book on the Bangsamoro peace process published after the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro on March 27. "Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials" is a compilation of ... (more)
Sat Apr 12, 2014
7 dead in 5-vehicle collision in Davao City
MANILA, Philippines Seven people died while 16 others were injured in a five-vehicle collision in Diversion Road, Barangay Ma-a, Davao City on Saturday night.
13 NPA rebels yield in ComVal
THIRTEEN members of the New People's Army surrendered Saturday to the Army's 66th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.
Capitol to purchase more farm equipment
The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday said that Capitol is set to purchase more farm machineries and equipment for distribution to farmers' groups in Pampanga.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Execom formed for Eaga confab
A LOCAL Executive Committee was created for the 2nd Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle Business Leaders Conference and Trade Fair slated on October 23 to 26, 2014 in Davao City.
Japan to import bananas from Philippines
TWO Japanese executives will meet with the Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao to discuss on the exportation of mangoes and additional bananas in Japan.
1 hacked in fight over lot borders
A TEENAGER was hacked after he allegedly encroached on his neighbor's area in Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C Poblacion, Davao City.