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SAN JUAN, La Union: A drug suspect was shot dead by a lone gunman before alighting from a bus along the national highway in Taboc Village here on Wednesday. The victim, Michael Macusi, of Poblacion, Sudipen, La Union was dead-on-arrival at the Bacnotan Municipality District Hospital, with a gun shot…

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PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered the investigation on alleged violations of beaches here that include encroachment on danger zones and occupying alienable and disposable areas. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said he is serious in ensuring that beaches nationwide will not suffer the same…

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LUNA, La Union: Environmental groups here will hold a “final” prayer-walk rally on Tuesday to protest a plan to build a massive P80-billion twin coal-fired power plant to start in August 2018. Crisanto Palabay, leader of the Koalisyon Isalbar Ti Pintas Ti La Union (Save the Beauty of La Union…

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SAN JUAN, La Union: Three construction workers in the Urbiztondo surfing area here, were buried under soil erosion from the hill nearby during their break time on Saturday, killing two on the spot while one survived. Supt. Silverio Ordinado, police provincial office spokesman, identified the victims as Bernie Delos Trinos,…

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CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union: Newly-appointed La Union Police Provincial Office director, Supt. Genaro Sapiera, led the graduation and ceremonial take-off of 52 policewomen bike patrollers from the different units and police stations in the province on Friday. Chief Insp. Silverio Ordinado, police information officer, said the 10-day bicycle patrol…

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CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union: Authorities have intensified a campaign against illegal activities, netting three barangay (village) chairmen and two others for illegal cockfighting in Aringay, La Union, on Tuesday night. Police said Wilson Apurado, 56, chairman of Barangay Macabato; Andres Mercado, 45, chairman of Barangay Santa Cecilia; and Ricky Santiago,…

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SANTO TOMAS, La Union: A practical joke proved fatal for a 15-year-old boy who died after his playmate accidentally hacked his neck on Friday night here. Police said Al James Estacio, of Barangay Cabaroan, lost a lot of blood from a neck wound after his playmate, also 15-year-old, playfully wielded…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The mayor of Tubao, La Union facing graft and corruption charges before the Office of the Ombudsman with four other town officials over alleged irregularities on use of calamity fund for typhoon victims in 2015 filed a motion to dismiss the cases for “lack of…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: An alleged high-value target member of the locally notorious Sombrero drug group was arrested in a buy-bust by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police Barangay Parian here on Friday. PDEA regional officers identified the suspect as Gerlie Madenilla, 28,…

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