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ILOILO CITY: As his promise to city residents, no. 1 city councilor Nielex Tupas will hold his yearly sponsorship of a mass baptism for 34 children on August 8 at the Saint Clement Church in La Paz district. Tupas will be celebrating his 34th birthday on August 11 and the…

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ILOILO CITY: The movie Ilo-ilo to be premiered in Singapore on August 20 and made by Singaporean movie director Anthony Chen is an opportunity for the Department of Tourism (DOT) to show off the vast tourism potentials of Iloilo city and province. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas said that her…

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Government seeks expanding its partnership with private companies that are voluntarily cleaning up waterways so these can also help fast-track relocating to safer ground informal settler families along those channels. “Since such volunteers are already cleaning up respective chosen waterways, our appeal is for them to help government move out…

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: At least 850 individuals from 10 community associations and cooperatives from different towns in Pangasinan province benefited from the livelihood assistance fund distributed by the local government. Gov. Amado Espino Jr. distributed a total of P1.2-million fund to different beneficiaries of the third batch of this year’s livelihood…

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CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, Tuguegarao City: The Philippine National Police-2 (PNP-2) over the weekend arrested two wanted persons charged with various crimes in different towns in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela. Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) Regional Director Rodrigo de Gracia identified the arrested people as Danny Constantino, 40,…

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TUAO, Cagayan: A Mala-cañang official and townmate of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile has warned “powerful” politicians who are  reportedly involved in the protection of illegal black sand mining in Cagayan. Manuel Mamba, head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office, said there is a growing concern in the province about Chinese…

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila De Lima issued a Lookout Bulletin Order (LBO), a new version of a Watch list Order, against Janet Lima Napoles and Reynald “Jojo” Lim in connection with the alleged “pork barrel scam.” De Lima ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…

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THE Senate on Monday decided to temporarily shelve its parallel investigation into the alleged “pork barrel” scam. “We will not conduct a parallel investigation. We will await, allow and support the investigation by the independent bodies,” Senate President Franklin Drilon said. He explained that the public may not believe the…

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Commuters riding the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) started a series of protest actions to oppose the plan to increase rail fares. The protesters were led by Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network, whose spokesman, Sammy Malunes, vowed to hold protest actions every Monday. “We call…

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THE 148-hectare reclamation project extending toward Manila Bay will save the city of Manila from bankruptcy as it will generate billions of taxes yearly. Thus declared Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada of Manila and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as they expressed support for the Manila Solar City project, which is envisioned…

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