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A FATHER-and-son tandem was arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police in a buy-bust operation in Iloilo on August 10. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspects as Warlito Onofre, alias Warling, 55, and son, Wilmar, 26, both farmers…

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The Southwest Monsoon or ‘Habagat’ continues to bring rains affecting Luzon and Visayas, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday. Occasional rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, and the Provinces of Mindoro, Palawan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Bataan, Pampanga and Zambales. “Residents in…

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Three suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police during a drug buy bust operation on Monday morning in Barangay Sta. Teresita, Quezon City. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Police Chief Supt. Edgardo Gonzales Tinio identified the suspects as Jamel Ismael, 29, Romnick Riga, 22, and Mujib Abdulhamid, 21.…

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police confiscated shabu, with an estimated street value of P250,000 during the implementation of a search warrant in Camarines Norte on August 6. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said operatives of PDEA Regional Office 5 and the police arrested the…

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Students held a protest on Thursday night at Quezon Hall of University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, seeking solutions to shortage of dormitories at the state school. Dorm slots for UP students have been unavailable since August 3, the start of the school year at the government university.…

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Party-list group Akbayan has defended the rights of women to access all kinds of family planning methods against anti-Reproductive Health (RH) groups that had secured a temporary restraining order (TRO) from the Supreme Court (SC). In a forum on Thursday, the Akbayan Women’s Committee said the SC’s TRO prohibits the…

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A “blue moon,” or the second full moon of the month of July, will have occurred on Friday evening at 6:43 p.m., according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa’s post early Friday said the lunar cycle is 29 days and most months have 30-31 days,…

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The Quezon City Eye Center is planning to file a libel case against the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for making false accusations on its operations that forced them to close down, the chief executive officer and co-founder Dr. Raymond Evangelista said in a forum on Saturday. The eye center…

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A Low Pressure Area was seen 130 kilometers Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration. The weather disturbance is expected to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Bicol and Eastern Visayas. The general public and disaster risk reduction and management…

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Ten students of Juan Sumulong High School in Quezon City were discharged from the Quirino Memorial Medical Center on Sunday afternoon. They were confined after exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning after eating poisoned macapuno candies last July 16. The candies bought by the students were found to contain Organophoshate, a…

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