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TUBAO, La Union: Five men who introduced themselves as members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) barged into a house in the village of Lloren, here on Friday allegedly looking for fugitives hiding there. Finding none, the suspects took firearms, assorted ammunition and a goat from the house…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: A Marawi City native and recently identified drug suspect here died in a gunfight during a buy-bust after he allegedly shot a poseur buyer in Purok 1, Barangay San Francisco, recently. The Police Provincial Office information officer, Insp. Silverio Ordinado, identified the suspect as Junaim…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The search and rescue for the missing fisherman continued on Wednesday after his fishing boat capsized in the coast here because of bad weather on Tuesday. City Fishery and Aquatic Resource Management coordinator Florycel Obena told The Manila Times that Rodolfo Padilla, 50, of Catbangen…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: Senior Insp. Marissa Patacsil of the City Police Station here clarified earlier reports that the 17-year-old boy, found dead with gun shot wounds along Barangay Calabugao on Sunday, was not a high value target (HVT) for illegal drug operation. Johnver Valdez, of Barangay Sibuan-Otong village,…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: A rookie police officer who shot dead his two drinking buddies and wounded another was arrested by his colleagues on Wednesday here. Chief Insp. Silverio Ordinado Jr., La Union police information officer, said Police Officer1 Ricardo Rillo, 44, of Barangay Santiago Sur this city was…

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SAN JUAN, La Union: Felimon Dines, 40, locally known also as “Lemon Surfstar Dines,” a surfing instructor and owner of a bar in his residence in the Urbiztondo tourist enclave was arrested in a buy-bust recently. Chief Insp. Silverio Ordinado Jr., La Union police information officer, said Dines, who is…

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LUNA, La Union: The toppled Luna Watchtower or Baluarte, a famed landmark in the province built during the Spanish era along the shores of Barangay Victoria, is now fully restored. The round 5.6-meter tall Baluarte was destroyed when Typhoon Lando battered the region in 2015. It was feared then that…

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AGOO, La Union: Eighteen of the 20 mayors of La Union have taken their oath as members of the ruling PDP-Laban party, according to Glen Badon, national executive director of the party led by President Rodrigo Duterte. Incumbent and past officials of the PDP-Laban, including Gov. Francisco Emmanuel Ortega 3rd,…

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CABA, La Union: The bodies of there treasure hunters were retrieved after 24 hours by a search and rescue team here from a 50-foot hole that buried alive after the diggings collapsed in Sitio Bucutan, San Fermin Village on Tuesday. Senior Insp. Melanie Robusta, town police chief, identified the fatalities…

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CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union: A barangay (village) councilman, Giovanni Sarmiento, 36, of Barangay Castro, Sudipen and two others were arrested for possession of firearms in separate operations against unlicensed guns here on Monday. Chief Insp. Silverio Ordinado Jr., La Union police information officer, said operatives seized a homemade caliber…

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