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DAVAO CITY—The provinces of Bukidnon and Davao del Norte have been placed under a state of calamity recently after posting a combined P303 million worth of crop damage from floods and landslides triggered by weather disturbances that included Severe Tropical Storm “Vinta” (international name: Tembin) last month. KIDAPAWAN CITY – Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo on Thursday made an urgent appeal to the New People’s Army (NPA) to release Inspector Menard Cui, whom the rebels seized on December 28 in President Roxas, North Cotabato. A suspected member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was arrested in Davao City after yielding a pack of shabu worth P150,000, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Friday. CEBU CITY–Despite taking a longer route, the Traslacion motorcade that brought the images of the Señor Sto. Niño and the Our Lady of Guadalupe to Mandaue City on Friday arrived on time. The sacred icons reached the National Shrine of St. Joseph at exactly 9 a.m., two hours after it left the basilica on board two separate pick up vehicles

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