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BACOLOD CITY: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is investigating reports of a fishkill in rivers of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental affecting three barangay (villages). Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, CENRO chief, said they sent a team to validate the reports received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)…

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BACOLOD CITY: Members of the transport sector here will stage “untat byahe” (the Ilonggo version of tigil pasada) simultaneous with the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday to call for a stop to the implementation of the phaseout of old and outmoded public utility vehicles (PUVs) 15 years and above.…

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WAS the 2015 multibillion sale of 45.2 hectares of prime property in Cebu City to three of the country’s biggest land developers carried out without a valid contract? Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña raised the issue after Filinvest Land Inc. backed out from deal involving the sale of a 19.2…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Samar governor and now second district Rep. Milagrosa Tan and several others in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of P69 million in medicines and dental supplies from 2005 to 2007. Also facing indictment…

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay has ordered the Public Safety Department (PSD) to strictly enforce traffic regulations on pedestrian lanes, following reports about motorists blatantly disregarding the safety of pedestrians. She cited a report from Makati Police Department showing that last year, a total of 204 pedestrians were injured in accidents…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will launch “Family Zones” in the cities of Caloocan, Taguig, Navotas, Muntinlupa and Pasig (Metro Manila) this Sunday, February 26, to promote car-less open spaces and streets to citizens as a means to get away from congestion and pollution. Resolution No.16-13 of the Metro Manila…

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CAMP G. NAKAR, Lucena City: Five members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered on Thursday to the 2nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division (9ID) in Barangay Bacolod in Milagros, Masbate, revealing the extortion activities they were ordered to conduct. Southern Luzon Command chief, Lieutenant Gen.…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman has expressed confidence that the 60 policemen sent to the region will perform well and reform too. Hataman, who expressed strong opposition on the deployment of the so-called police scalawags from the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO)…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Piracy in the Sulu Sea has put on hold international shipping to Polloc Port in Parang, Maguindanao, the main gateway for foreign trade in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Lawyer Ishak Mastura, ARMM Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) chairman, told The Manila Times that this…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Ombudsman in the Visayas has ordered the dismissal from service of former mayor and now incumbent Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore of Valladolid, Negros Occidental and eight municipal government employees for grave misconduct. In a decision dated January 3, 2017 by Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Gian…

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