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The Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), will retrieve votes cast in the 2016 vice- presidential race in Iloilo from May 21 to May 25. The Iloilo votes will be counted next in the ongoing manual poll recount that stemmed from the poll protest lodged by former Senator…

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The reelected chairman of a village in Las Piñas City is facing another complaint for allegedly purchasing two secondhand rescue vehicles but declared them as brand new. The complainant, Enrico Medina, an incumbent council member of Barangay Daniel Fajardo, claimed that their village head, Robert Cristobal, purchased a small fire…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon come out with the new guidelines to be followed in the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd signed over the weekend Administrative Orders 254-18 and 254A-18, lifting the ban on the deployment of newly-hired skilled and…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DoH) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has reported that dengue fever cases increased by 87 percent for the first 17 weeks of this year with a total of 903 cases in the region compared to the 484 cases for…

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A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Lanao del Sur at 10:21 a.m. on Sunday. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake was located at 6 kilometers east of Wao. The quake had a 16 km depth of focus and was tectonic in origin. Intensity 3 was…

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LUCENA CITY, QUEZON: Local burger chain L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. (Big Mak) has won against fast-food giant McDonald’s Philippines after the Supreme Court (SC) reversed a contempt ruling that stemmed from charges of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Big Mak is a burger chain based in this city owned…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO: The Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM) is set to build an 8.2-kilometer road worth P140 million over 451 days in the town of Upi, Maguindanao. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman has directed DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Mustapha Loong to allocate…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION: The Police Regional Office (PRO-I) here has sacked Senior Supt. Genaro Sapiera as La Union Police Provincial Office director on Saturday. Supt. Marlon Paiste, public information officer of PRO-I, said Senior Supt. Rodolfo Rafanan will replace Sapiera, who will be reassigned to PRO-I. Rafanan headed…

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Authorities arrested two of the most wanted persons in Las Piñas City during anti-crime drives in the city on Friday, SPD spokesman and Police Supt. Jenny Tecson reported on Sunday. In a text message, Tescon said elements of the warrant and subpeona section of Las Piñas City Police Station arrested…

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