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Officials of the four new villages in Navotas City will be elected in May, Commission on Elections (Comelec) city officer Eric Torres said on Wednesday. Torres said under the law, an election should be held 90 days after the holding of a plebiscite but since the country is set to…

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A lawmaker-economist on Wednesday pushed for the passage of a pending bill that seeks to create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DRR) that will manage a broad climate-disaster program of governance as the country confronts more and more calamities at greater frequency and magnitude. In a news briefing in Quezon…

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A TEENAGER was killed while his companion was seriously wounded by a lone gunman shortly after midnight on Wednesday in Caloocan City. Police said Angelo Palaypon, of Barangay Wawa III, Rosario, Cavite, died on the spot from bullet wounds, while his companion, Johnlimar Vargas, 21, of Area D. Barangay 178 Camarin, Caloocan City…

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An 11-year-old Grade VI elementary school student died after falling from the rooftop of a three-story apartment building on Monday afternoon in Valenzuela City. Police identified the victim as Lance Vinny Andrada of 63 Malinis Street, Lawang Bato. The Valenzuela City Rescue Team brought the boy to Valenzuela Medical Center…

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Voters in Navotas approved the creation of four additional barangay (villages) based on the result of a plebiscite held over the weekend. Rep. Toby Tiangco confirmed that affirmative votes prevailed during the plebiscite held simultaneously in barangay North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS), Tangos and Tanza. Toby is the brother of…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Jan. 5, 2018 as special non-working day in three barangays in Navotas City to give voters opportunity to participate in today’s plebiscites. Navotas City Mayor John Tiangco encouraged registered voters in barangays North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS), Tangos and Tanza to cast their votes for…

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An environmental group on Monday revealed that smoke-belching factories in the country are still operating without the required permit to operate (PTO) and environmental clearance certificate (ECC) from the Environmental Management Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR). “We were shocked to discover that smoke-belching factories are continuously operating in…

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ANOTHER government official was accused on Thursday of excessive travel – Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro 3rd – who, a group of seafarers claimed, made 11 foreign trips just this year. The United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) wants the Senate to investigate the “globe-trotting” Amaro, citing a complaint…

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Police arrested a barangay kagawad (village councilman) tagged as the primary suspect in the killing of his live-in partner who was found dead with multiple stab wounds on Christmas Day in Caloocan City. Chief Insp. Roden Santos Tejuco, Caloocan Police chief of Investigation said Jaime Abrazaldo, 52, of Barangay 117…

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THE Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Wednesday identified areas where residents can explode firecrackers without being arrested. QCPD chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said anyone caught exploding firecrackers in places not listed as a firecracker zone will be arrested and charged not only with violation of Executive Order 28 but…

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