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Deped finds school expulsing students for speaking Ilokano ‘outrageous’

The Department of Education condemned the expulsion of three students at a Christian school for speaking Ilocano while inside the campus.

Cecilia Aribuabo, Deped Supervisor of Ilocos Norte that though Saviour’s Christian Academy has the right to enforce policies for speaking English, it’s still too much to sanction the students with expulsion for violating the policy.

According to the memorandum signed by the Principal on July 31, the three high school students were advised to find another school because of their continuous violation of the “English only” policy.

Still, the Deped official stressed that instead of advising the students to leave, the school coul've at least given the students another chance. (Rommel Fuertes)


Vessel sinks in Leyte Gulf

A cargo vessel carrying a dump truck sank at the Dinagat Islands south of Leyte Gulf on Friday.

In the report for the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the dump truck was not positioned well, which caused the vessel to sink.

The truck’s roof was destroyed and water came in as the truck slowly sank.

The Philippine Coast Guard is looking at a possible gas leak of the vessel so as it would not cause any damage on the island. (Judie Anne Abejero)


Another explosion in Cotabato

Authorities are suspecting that a pawnshop or an FM radio station is the target of the bomb explosion in Midsayap, Cotabato earlier yesterday.

According to S/Supt. Danilo Peralta, Provincial Director of the North Cotabato PNP, they’re still figuring out the type of bomb that exploded under a chair of the M-Lhuillier pawnshop in Sto. Nino St., Midsayap North Cotabato.

On top of the said building, 104.1 Wow Radio station is located.

Based on the report, because of the strong explosion, some windows of nearby establishments broke.
Authorities are thoroughly going through with its investigation regarding the latest blast.    (Judie Anne Abejero)


Congress denounces the latest Cotabato City blast

House Deputy Speaker and Lanano Del Sur Rep. Pangalian Balindong called the latest blast in Cotabato City as a sign of cowardice.

Balindong sneered whoever is behind the said bombing since they only have the guts to hurt the helpless ordinary people.

The Congressman added that he suspects that the bombing in Mindanao was done to delay the on-going peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

However, Balindong said that whoever is behind this will not succeed.

He encourages the government to have an intense investigation on the incident and do everything in its power to make the culprit pay for the said crime.   (Judie Anne Abejero)


Malaysians freed

Two Malaysian nationals who are held captive in Mindanao were freed on Tuesday.

However, forlorn news was revealed by Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office that one of the two Malaysians was dead.

Zagala mentioned that he received the news that a Malaysian was freed while the other one was dead.

The Malaysian who survived is now in the custody of Sulu provincial police office and will undergo medical checkup and debriefing. (Reggie Espiritu)


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