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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY,: The municipal government of Brooke’s Point, southern Palawan, is poised to sue the controversial Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC) for alleged illegal mining operations. In local interviews with the media, Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano said the criminal case they will file against INC is different from the cases…

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An anti-tobacco watchdog on Sunday said casinos are rampant violators of Executive Order No. 26 or the nationwide smoking ban. The EO refers to the “Establishment of Smoke-Free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places” which took effect on July 23. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) executive director…

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Filipino tennis player Alexandra Eala has swept the girls doubles titles as part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-14 touring team to Young Stars Tournaments in Europe from the second week of July until this weekend. Eala and Indonesian partner, Priska Madelyn Nugroho won their fifth title when they…

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Filipino tennis player Alexandra Eala has won four doubles titles as part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-14 touring team to Young Stars Tournaments in Europe from the second week of July until this week. Eala and Indonesian partner, Priska Madelyn Nugroho, defeated Italians, Eleonora Alvisi and Asia Serafini,…

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Filipina cyclist Ariana Thea Patrice Dormitorio displayed her awesome form to win the Cross Country Olympics (XCO) Women Elite category in the second leg of the 2017 Asia Mountain Bike (MTB) Series held recently in Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia. The 21-year-old cyclist from Iloilo City finished the 21-kilometer (4.4km x 5…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military operatives have arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf Group bandit, involved in the abduction of plantation workers in Basilan in 2001, a police official said on Saturday. Chief Insp. Elmer Solon, Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested suspect as Hamad Ajijul Susulan alias “Hajer Sailani”…

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ILOILO CITY: Some parts of Iloilo province will experience 11-hour power interruption this Sunday, according to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) 6. NGCP-6 said it scheduled a shutdown of some of its transmission facilities from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Iloilo Electric Cooperative Inc. I…

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TACLOBAN CITY: Expedition cruise ships will drop anchor off the three picturesque and historical islands of Eastern Visayas in 2018, making the year the busiest for the region’s rising cruise tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Thursday. The Tourism department said this is the first the region will…

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DAVAO CITY: City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has demanded an apology from Mega Harbour Port and Development Corporation for calling her “reckless, callous, and unethical individual” over the termination of the joint venture agreement of the P39-billion mixed-use coastline development project in Davao. In a letter obtained from reliable sources from…

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