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PAOAY, Ilocos Norte: The Catholic Church faithful in this town are mourning the death of Msgr. Manuel “Bong” Lamprea Jr., parish priest of the historic Saint Augustine Church here. Lamprea, 59, died of cardiac arrest on December 16. His body lies at Paoay Church. Father Danny Laeda, Parochial Vicar of…

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DAVAO CITY: The continuing simultaneous anti-criminality operation under “Oplan Bulabog” resulted in the biggest haul since the implementation of martial law in May, with the arrest of 18 wanted persons with various criminal cases. The joint Anti-Criminality and Terrorism Operations or the Oplan: Bulabog of the Davao City Police Officer…

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ILOILO CITY: The arrest of the most wanted person in Western Visayas would greatly contribute to the improvement of peace and order in the region, said the top police official in Iloilo on Saturday. Sr. Supt. Marlon Tayaba, director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), presented Antonio Aquino, 48…

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, newly designated police regional director of the Ilocos region, has called on all police personnel in Pangasinan to enhance their service to the people. Sapitula spoke before rank and file members of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office when he came to the province on…

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Bahrain will host the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II event of the 2018 Fed Cup, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced. The Philippines is among 16 countries competing in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II to be held at the Bahrain Tennis Federation outdoor hard courts on February 6 -10. Also participating…

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ILOILO CITY: The local government of Sara, Iloilo on Monday gave P100,000 cash reward to the informant whose tips led to the successful arrest of Western Visayas’ High Value Target Level 3 Arturo Balume Sr., alias Master Pedik, and his four underlings last October. Mary Joy Abellar, municipal treasurer of…

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LUCENA CITY: Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Quezon province were feted in a day-long Migrants’ Day celebration as they received recognition from the grateful province as the country’s new living heroes. Quezon Provincial Gender and Development Office head Ofelia Palayan on Monday said the “salute to the OFWs” on “Migrants…

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ILOILO CITY: Preparations are underway for the peaceful and orderly staging of Ati-Atihan Festival in Aklan and Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City this January. Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, regional director of Police Regional Office in Western Visayas, on Monday said “full-blown” meetings were conducted for the two big events…

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Ivan Soriano of General Santos City and Jaysever Abcede of Valencia City will be fighting against each other for the interim Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title on December 16 at the Makati Cinema Square Boxing Arena in Makati City. Soriano (16W-1L-1D, 8 KOs), a former interim…

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Will Asia get to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup? This will be known on December 9 when the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announces the winner between the joint bids by Argentina/Uruguay or the Philippines/Indonesia/Japan on the other hand. According to the report from the FIBA website, candidates Philippines/Indonesia/Japan will…

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