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Philippine Eagles thrive in ZamPen forests

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 03 July) — The forests in this city’s famed Pasonanca Natural Park and in other parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula are home to the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the country’s national bird, officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said. Asid ...

PNA | 8 hours ago

Mindanao

Duterte signs anti-terror bill into law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that seeks to give the country more teeth to curb terror threats and acts, Malacañang announced on Friday.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed in separate text messa ...

PNA | 8 hours ago

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DILG says Sulu incident 'isolated case'

MANILA – The shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu that led to the death of four Army intelligence officers involving policemen is an “isolated case”, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday. DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said such an incident is no ...

PNA | 8 hours ago

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Second COVID-19 patient to recover in GenSan discharged

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 July) – The city’s second recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patient was finally discharged on Thursday after over a month in hospital isolation and treatment. Dr. Ryan Aplicador, chief of the Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital (DJPRH), said Friday Covid-19 survivor Joseph Christian ...

MindaNews | 8 hours ago

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AFP to sanction personnel driving on Edsa bus lanes

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday ordered its personnel and vehicles to stop using the lanes dedicated for public utility buses along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa). "Personnel who will be accosted, caught by traffic enforcers, or reported by concerned citizens for d ...

PNA | 9 hours ago

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'NPA rebels' kill Army front-liner in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY – Suspected members of the New People's Army have shot dead and took the money and the belongings of a Philippine Army soldier in Barangay Luz, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental. A report from the 303rd Army Brigade on Friday identified the victim as Corporal Mark Anthony Quiocson of the ...

SHOT DEAD. An Army front-liner was shot dead in Barangay Luz, Guihulngan City by suspected NPA members on Wednesday afternoon (July 1, 2020). Corporal ...

PNA | 10 hours ago

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Zambo City hospital opens containerized COVID-19 testing lab

ZAMBOANGA CITY--This city now has three coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing laboratories following the inauguration Friday of the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga's (CMZ)  PHP19-million containerized Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) facility. CMZ converted two 20-footer container vans into a t ...

THIRD COVID TESTING LAB. The Ciudad Medical de Zamboanga, a privately-owned hospital, inaugurates its PHP19-million containerized coronavirus disease ...

PNA | 10 hours ago

The Nation

Andanar urges due diligence in validating HR abuse claims

MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday urged human rights watchdogs, including the United Nations (UN), to acknowledge the need for due diligence in validating allegations presented to them. “Establishing the facts behind these claims is important. The governm ...

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (File photo)

PNA | 13 hours ago

The Nation

72nd Malasakit Center launched in Baler, Aurora

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go virtually attended the launch of the 72nd Malasakit Center at Aurora Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Baler, Aurora on Thursday, July 2. This local government- run hospital now houses the first Malasakit Center in the province of Aurora, sixth in Region 3, and 34th in Luzon.  Due to the ...

MDM | 16 hours ago

The Nation

More churches in provinces reopen under MGCQ

MANILA – More churches in provinces are reopening after these areas have been declared under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). The dioceses of Balanga and Tagbilaran have announced that church activities such as the holding of Eucharistic celebrations are now allowed in the churches under them. &ldq ...

PNA file photo

PNA | 16 hours ago