ELSHAMAE ROBLES

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The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has purchased a historic town in the United States as part of its aggressive expansion program, an official said. The church paid $1.85 million for the 200-year-old Johnsonville town in Connecticut which will serve as its second town in the US. The religious group earlier…

PHIVOLCS TO PUBLIC:

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has urged the public to cooperate with the government’s four-day “Metro Manila Shake Drill” that began on July 14. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said that learning how to act during drills could save lives as he joined the drill at the headquarters…

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NEWLY appointed Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chairman, General Dionisio Santiago, belied the statement of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa that illegal drugs are no longer manufactured in the country. In a forum in Quezon City on Saturday, Santiago said, “to the best of his knowledge,…

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The University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, a state-run school , has temporarily suspended the collection of tuition from its students for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. In a recent announcement, the Office of the University Registrar said the suspension stays until the Commission on Higher…

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A man was found hanging from a tree at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City early Saturday, police said. The victim, identified as Adel Sanchez, was said to be a jeepney barker in Tandang Sora. Police said the victim was found with a handkerchief and a nylon…

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TWELVE houses were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a residential area in Quezon City on Saturday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. The fire along Pearl Street, Sitio Kislap, Barangay Fairview started at 8 a.m., reached third alarm at 9:06 a.m. before it was declared…

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A Bulgarian, involved in ATM (automated teller machine) skimming, was shot dead by masked assailants at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday as he traversed Kalayaan Avenue in Quezon City. When Orlin Grozdanov Stoev, 38, approached Kamias Road at Barangay Pinyahan, the suspects opened fire at him. A resident of Unit 1003…

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A 6.5-magnitude quake struck Leyte province on Thursday afternoon, according to the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs), causing a three-story building to collapse and killing one person. Vice Mayor Elmer Codilla of Kananga town said that based on initial reports, 10 other people were injured when the…

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The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Luzon has developed into a tropical depression and was now called “Emong,” the state weather bureau said on Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said “Emong” was spotted at 765 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, Cagayan with maximum sustained…