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SANTA ANA, Cagayan: The US troops with the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3d MEB) are working alongside their Armed Forces of the Philippines counterparts to repair elementary schools in the villages of Palawig and San Vicente in Santa Ana town, the US Embassy Information Office (USEIO) said. The construction work,…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: A nine-hour power interruption from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be experienced this Thursday in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP public relations officer for North Luzon, said the power cut in Ifugao…

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FOUR mining firms operating in Zambales remain on the hold list while another sought clarification even as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday recommended the suspension of 20 mining firms after the completion of its audit of mining operations in the country. Operations in Benguet Corp.…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: A legal researcher and a utility worker in Aparri town’s regional trial courts were gunned down while on the way to the office by motorcycle-riding men on Wednesday in Allacapan town, Cagayan province. Allacapan police identified the fatalities as Joseph Allan Magoddato Ragasa of Centro Abulug town,…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: To assist affected workers and fishermen banned for using Danish seine (locally known as Buli-buli) fishing gear, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) allocated P13.5 million worth of fishing equipment and gears to compensate them. BFAR’s Region 2 Director Milagros Morales said the help is…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Classes at the elementary level in the Calayan Group of Islands will remain suspended today as the storm signal was raised over the area because of Typhoon Helen (international codename: Megi). Gov. Manuel Mamba on Monday ordered the suspension of classes in all levels in both public…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Former election commissioner-turned-mayor Ralph Lantion has offered a four-hectare area in the municipality for the construction of a Drug Rehabilitation Center (DRC) to accommodate drug surrenderers for their rehabilitation and transformation. “My family is offering our four-hectare lot at Barangay Magsaysay as a site for one of…

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SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela: Australian OceanaGold miner has started drilling of an underground resource under its Didipio Gold-Copper Project in Kasibu town in Nueva Vizcaya. “I am pleased to report that the investment we’ve made thus far on exploration this year continues to yield strong results that demonstrate the significant organic…

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THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) pushed for the passage of a proposed law that will criminalize the act of deliberately obstructing power lines. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer, said the proposed “Anti-Power Line Disturbance Act” will give the power grid operator authority…

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WILD Dorsata honey hunting or harvesting is one of the more challenging but profitable ways to make a living among the Agta tribe in the thickly forested and mountain areas in Cagayan Valley. The Agtas, who are also known as Aetas, are indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous…

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