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More help is sent to the North Cotabato earthquake law

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sent more troops to Kidapawan City and Tulunan City in northern Cotabato as reports of deaths and residents left homeless continue to pour in from cramped areas. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Tulunan City at 914 on Thursday, October 31, 2019, and collapsed buildings already weakened by …

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Duterte does not visit earthquake areas; departs for the Asean summit on November 1 |

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte would not visit earthquake areas in Mindanao, Malacañang said Thursday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that Duterte "conscientiously monitors the situation in the affected areas during the earthquake this morning from his residence in Davao." "However, the President considers it appropriate to refrain from personally inspecting the disaster-stricken areas and direct …

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No injury, personal injury in Mindanao ports after an earthquake of 6.5 – PPA

MANILA, Philippines – No injuries or injuries were recorded in ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Mindanao after a heavy earthquake hit Cotabato and other parts of the region on Thursday morning. READ: Powerful earthquake hammer Cotabato, other parts of Mindanao again "There was no personal injury / personal injury to PPA personnel or any material damage …

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Cebu City Police Chief Relieves in Probe of Clarin City Mayor's Suit

MANILA, Philippines – The chief of the Cebu City Police Office has been released from office in the middle of the probe at the death of Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro. Col. Gemma Vinluan was dismissed from her position on Wednesday "to make her available for the investigation to be conducted", Brig. General Valeriano De Leon, chief of the …

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Energy Manager says to draw up plan for the Philippine Nuclear Program

MANILA – The Philippines will develop a detailed plan for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on how it could launch a nuclear program, its energy chief said on Wednesday, supporting a drive for the country to utilize nuclear energy. "We will meet with the IAEA next month to discuss further collaborative efforts," said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi after receiving …

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ECs reduce system loss from 11.57% to 10.38% during first semester – NEA

Electric cooperatives (EC) were able to reduce their system loss to 10.38 percent in the first half of the year from 11.57 percent in the same period a year ago. Energy control The Commission (ERC) has set the system loss capital to 12% for the EC, which can is transferred to consumers' monthly electricity bills. National Electrification Administration Information Technology …

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Phivolcs: Mindanao recently shakes no link to volcanoes

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) made it clear that the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Cotabato and its surrounding areas is not an indication of any volcanic activity. A 6.6 earthquake with a depth of just seven kilometers, struck Mindanao at 9:04 am on Tuesday, October 25, with the epicenter located 25 kilometers southeast of Tulunan, Cotabato. …

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The Cavite-Laguna Expressway segment opens for free now

MANILA – A ten kilometer segment of Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) was opened to the public on Wednesday in time for Allah's Day. Motorists can also enjoy the new road free of charge while the regulators decide the charges. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. officials formally opened Mamplasan to the Santa Rosa segment in CALAX this …

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