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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…

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Non-profit organizations have praised the Duterte administration for its effective response against trafficking. The groups said they have seen the “strong political will” of President Rodrigo Duterte in directing policies against human trafficking, as well as his efforts to improve the country’s policies for Overseas Flipino Workers (OFWs). Susan Ople…

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The weather bureau said on Friday that on the first day of July, cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula as well as in Central and Western Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms will…

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Police arrested eight suspects who allegedly took P3-M worth of cash and valuables on Tuesday from the house of Pilar Padilla Brooks in June St. Congressional Village, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City. Brooks, 90, is the widowed aunt of actor Robin Padilla, Quezon City Police District Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo…

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A passenger, Alma Espinosa, 54, died while 14 others were injured after a jeepney they were riding, driven by William Cuntapay, 19, lost its brakes and slammed into a concrete post along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Barangay Kristong Hari, Quezon City at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Traffic investigators said…

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Fernando Cacnio, the artist behind UPLift, the female version of the University of the Philippines’ Oblation, denied allegations that he copied the worl of a female Dutch artist. Netizens noticed similarities between UPLift and “Virgins of the Apeldoorn,” a bronze sculpture created by Elisabet Bea Stienstra which features three statues…