THOM F. PICAÑA

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BAGUIO CITY: A total of 105 firecracker-related injuries were recorded in the Cordilleras and Region 1 during the Christmas and New Year revelries. The Department of Health-Cordillera Regional Office (DoH-CAR) recorded 25 injuries from December 21 to January 5, while Police Regional Office-1 (PRO1) reported a total of 80 firecracker-related…

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CAMP FLORENDO, San Fernando, La Union:  Twenty passengers of a privately owned jeepney were killed after it collided with a passenger bus along the national highway in Barangay San Juan, Agoo town in La Union at 3 a.m. on Christmas Day. Nineteen died on the spot while one succumbed at the hospital; …

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BAGUIO CITY: Baguio City local health officials have advised locals as well as tourists to bring with them thick  jackets, bonnets and mufflers  as temperature in the City of Pines continues to drop as Christmas Eve draws near. Weather observer and engineer Aljon Tamondong of Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical…

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BAGUIO CITY: A total ban on sale and distribution of firecrackers is fully implemented this year in the Summer Capital for safer and pollution-free Christmas and New Year’s eve merrymaking. Mayor Mauricio Domogan gave assured that no permit will be issued for the sale and distribution of firecrackers in the…

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BANGUED, Abra: The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) urged Malacañang to recognize the importance of the Mount Data Sipat agreement by declaring as holiday the date of its signing. The agreement led to the peace accord between the Cordilleran warriors fighting for the rights of highlanders to their ancestral land…

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BAGUIO CITY: Search and rescue group with the help of a K-9 found the “missing Lola (grandmother)” after 14 days of massive search operation in the forested area of Bokod, Benguet. Andrew Alex Uy, Office of the Civil Defense regional director said, the cadaver of Mina Balangay, 83, of Barangay…

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BAGUIO CITY: Police and military personnel have been deployed in Tinglayan town to mantain peace and order pending the result of negotiations under the practice of bodong between the tribes of Tulgao and Tongrayan in the wake of a ceasefire they called. Kalinga acting Gov. James Edduba said the government…

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LUNA, Apayao: What used to be widely known as the lair of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA) in the Cordillera is now free of the rebel group’s presence. The secret – roads to the their stronghold. Gov. Elias Bulut Jr. said “the peace advocacy is a…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) clarified that this city is not a producer but a transshipment point of marijuana. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino pointed this out after Mayor Mauricio Domogan urged the Agency to rectify its previous report indicating Baguio City as a source of illegal…

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BAGUIO CITY: The local police here ruled out illegal drugs in the death of a 17-year-old Grade 12 scholar of the University of Baguio whose body was found in a creek on Thursday. Vaughn Carl Dicang has been reported missing since September 1, Baguio City’s Charter Day, and his body…

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