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LGU-Tacurong turns over vehicle to volunteer group

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Oct 21 (PIA) -- The city government of Tacurong turned over Monday a brand new vehicle to the city’s premier disaster and emergency response volunteer group.

Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla led the turn over ceremony of a P2-million vehicle to the Tacurong Responsive Assistance and Coordinated Emergency Search and Rescue (TRACER).

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OPAPP, PCW to mainstream women in peace concerns in gov't

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) recently made history with the signing of a circular that aims to ensure that concerns on peace and women are better integrated in government programs and services in conflict-affected areas.

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MR-OPV vaccine needed for increasing measles cases

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) – The increasing number of measles cases in the country is among the reasons for the mass immunization being conducted by the Department of Health nationwide.

During the Kapihan sa Baguio media forum on Thursday, DOH-Cordillera Administrative Region Assistant Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan said that there are 117 confirmed cases of measles from January to October this year compared to 60 cases for the same period last year with a reported death from Baguio City. This represents a 95 percent increase of measles cases in the region this 2014.

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Floods affect 66 Capiz villages

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A total of 66 barangays in Capiz experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain here, October 19.

Report from the Capiz provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 6 a.m. today disclosed that the heavy rains put many barangays, especially the rice fields, underwater.

Of the total affected barangays, 17 were in Mambusao, 15 in Panitan, 13 in Sigma, six in Panay, five in Pontevedra, four each in Dao and Sapian, and one each in Ivisan and Roxas City.

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DavOr LGU provides cash aid to fire victims, rice assistance to villagers

GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL October 20, 2014— The provincial government of Davao Oriental distributed cash aid and rice assistance to families in the village of Tibanban in Governor Generoso last October 14.

Thirty-five families received cash aid while some 2,489 poor families received rice assistance, distributed at the barangay gym.

Personally handed over by Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon, the cash aid distribution responds to the fire incident here last August, which burned residents’ houses down to the ground.