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AS TROOPS PURSUE REBELS IN north COTABATO

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Some 400 residents of upland Barangay Camutan in Antipas, North Cotabato were used as human shields by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Thursday, a local government official said. The rebels held the civilians hostage when fighting erupted between them and government forces in this remote…

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TARLAC CITY: The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Friday finished the three-week process of validating the list of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) in Hacienda Luisita here. The ARB validation, which was pilot-tested in Barangay Balete is the department’s information-gathering strategy to know the current status of the farmer-beneficiaries under…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three unidentified men snatched an 11-year-old boy who managed to escape while being interrogated inside an unmarked van in Zamboanga City, police said on Friday. The boy told police investigators he had been asked by his abductors about his family background and the jobs of his parents. After…

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A group of typhoon victims and survivors has filed a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman–Visayas against Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan of Catbalogan City, Samar and two others in connection with the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” in 2015. Also named respondents are Nida…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay personally led the final rally for the 2017 Tax Campaign Kickoff program of Revenue Region (RR) No. 10 in Legazpi City recently. In his keynote address at the Casablanca Convention Hall, Dulay rallied the near-full house crowd digging on tax campaign theme —“Tunay na…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A five-year old girl was raped and brutally killed by her neighbor who had been arrested and jailed in Polomolok, South Cotabato. Police said the girl was found naked, bloodied with more a dozen stab wounds and her abdomen had been cut open when neighbors and village watchmen…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., has ordered the 60-day preventive suspension of Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan effective on March 21 pending investigation on the cases of grave misconduct/malversation of public funds filed against him before the office of the governor. Tabianan will be replaced by lawyer Japhet…

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Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno welcomed on Wednesday over 100 representatives from government agencies, civil society, academe, and business sector participating in the Philippine Open Government Dialogues kick-off program in Davao, City. The first in the series of public consultation workshops entitled “Co-Creating the 4th Philippine…

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SANTA BARBARA, Pangasinan: Bounties of the land and water are showcased in a five-day product exposition of farmers and fisherfolk here from March 28 to April 1, an event described by organizers as a “curtain-raiser for the colorful and meaningful Pistay Dayat, dubbed as Pangasinan’s “mother of all festivals.” Agriculture…

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