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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Five decades of “rido” or clan war between two prominent families in Lanao del Sur was settled on Monday with at least 24 high-powered firearms turned over to the military. Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. and Col. Generoso Ponio of the Army’s Joint Task Group Haribon initiated the talks that eventually ended the feud between the families of…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Mayon, the volcano with the perfect cone, is just starting to unleash her fury, Eduardo Laguerta, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) resident chief volcanologist said. “What we saw on Monday and on Tuesday is just a start and a prelude to stronger explosive eruptions,” Laguerta said. As this developed,…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: At least three communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and a member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu), were killed while six others were wounded in an encounter on Monday in a remote village of Makilala, North Cotabato. Chief Insp. John Felongco Medel, Makilala town…

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BACOLOD CITY: The sister of an inmate allegedly killed in a riot inside the Bago City District Jail is seeking justice for her brother. Liezel Alvarez Villa, sister of victim Rene Boy Alvarez, claimed unidentified persons manhandled her brother during the melee at the jail last Thursday. The autopsy, she…

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THE grandest annual festivity in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) kicked off on Monday giving tribute to farmers in Isabela for their hard work and resiliency that has contributed greatly to the province’s abundance. The third Bambanti Festival started with a thanksgiving Mass at Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Barangay Upi in…

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LUCENA CITY, Quezon: Gov. David Suarez sought the assistance of the military and high ranking police officials to prevent communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels from harassing the construction firms working in government infrastructure projects. He made the appeal during the first quarterly meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order…

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TARLAC: The Department of Health (DoH) launched the Dengue Immunization Record Card to be distributed in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Manila and Cebu areas as part of the intensified monitoring of recipients of the Dengvaxia vaccine. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd led the launch of the identification cards (ID) during…

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The Office of the Ombudsman filed a case before the Sandiganbayan against Mayor Ramonito Durano 3rd of Danao City, Cebu for allegedly failure to implement a Civil Service Commission (CSC) order to reinstate and to pay the back wages and other benefits former city employees in 2015. The Ombudsman accused…

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AN engineer on his way to a project construction site was shot dead by unidentified assailants riding two motorcycles in Mandaue City, Cebu at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Roel Perales, 57, a mechanical engineer of Compostela town, Cebu was found riddled with bullets inside his silver Nissan Navarra pick-up…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Police bomb experts are checking on the blast site in Barangay Semba where unidentified armed men set off explosives near the headquarters of the 6th Infantry Division (ID) in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesman of the 6thID, said the first explosion took place at…

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