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Journalist from Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

Against armed attacks

Comelec officials allowed to carry guns               The Commission on Elections has allowed its officers to carry guns, to protect them election-related assaults.             Melcar Unso, spokesman of Comelec XI, said Comelec Manila has issued an order allowing personnel to arm themselves in wake of potential attacks […]

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Duterte hits Trillanes

Economy not GMA victim of failed coups By ROGER M. BALANZA               Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the national economy is the biggest casualty of military adventurism.             He also said those moving for President Arroyo’s ouster should wait for the 2010 elections and allow the […]

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City Hall suspends ban on aerial spraying

The Davao City government has suspended implementation of an ordinance banning aerial spraying in banana plantations after the Court of Appeals issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the controversial legislation. The Ordinance is subject of appeal at the CA by the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), […]

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MYVIEWS  by ROGER M. BALANZA                                 From our perch in Mindanao in Davao City, we could only say there was opportunity lost to kick out GMA in that Trillanes and Lim caper at the Manila Peninsula in Makati.            Thanks to the pesky Manila media.            We say lost opportunity because […]

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GMA tightens security on Akbar family

MYNEWS by ROGER M. BALANZA Mindanao congressmen are set to sign a resolution urging Congress to ask the Commission on Elections to conduct a special election for the post left vacant Basilan congressman Wahab Akbar.First-termer Rep. Akbar, of the Liberal Party, died after sustaining severe injuries from an […]

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