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144 Election-related Incidents reported in Mindanao – group


MANILA, Philippines – Not a lot of gun violence happened in Mindanao during the 2019 midterm elections but the area was far from peaceful, UK-based peacebuilding organization International Alert reported on Thursday, May 23. (READ: Malacañang lauds 'generally peaceful' 2019 elections) According to International Alert's critical events monitoring system, there were 144 reports of election-rela

Strong Earthquake Strikes Philippines, Killing 11 People


MANILA — A powerful earthquake shook the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving at least 11 people dead in collapsed buildings, municipal and disaster relief officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake had registered a magnitude of 6.1 and had been centered near the town of Castillejos in Zambales Province, west of Manila. It struck shortly after 5 p

Help bay clean-up, LGU urged


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered local government units (LGU) whose jurisdictions contribute to the pollution of Manila Bay to help in its clean-up which the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is starting today. Through Memorandum Circular 2019-09 dated 24 January but released to media yesterday, the DILG ordered 178 LGU and 5,714

Palace concedes poverty still high


DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Malacañang has admitted that much still needs to be done to address poverty despite the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing a drop in the number of Filipino families that consider themselves poor. “Even as we acknowledge such positive development, we note that poverty among Filipinos is still high,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statemen

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