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ILOILO CITY: A groundwater level study is currently being conducted in six towns of Iloilo province by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) in response to report that Iloilo is one of the identified critical areas in the country in terms of groundwater extraction that needs immediate rehabilitation. The study…

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A man was shot dead by two still unidentified gunmen Friday morning in front of a church in Trento, Agusan del Sur, police reports said Saturday. Anastacio Espiel, 34, married, of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Trento town went to church and did not go home alive. He was shot at round…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The provincial government of Benguet is fast tracking capabilities in its disaster preparedness program with a series of training for Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) members and concerned groups. The latest was on the early warning and communication systems and protocol. The disaster preparedness capability program…

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BALANGA CITY: A carwash enterprise here in coordination with the city government under Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia 3rd sponsored on Friday a free carwash for cars, vans and motorcycles in celebration of Father’s Day. The Plaza Mayor de Balanga, elegantly wedged between high-rise buildings, the city hall and the St.…

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ALICIA, Isabela: Residents here are blaming the public school’s fishpond as the breeding ground of the dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes that has affected at least 11 pupils. The Alicia Elementary School pupils are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in the municipality and in adjoining Echague town as well as Santiago City.…

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SAN JOSE CITY: At least 2,000 Italian buffaloes acquired recently by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija will be given to farmers for their livelihood. In a statement, PCC said that the carabaos will remain as property of the Center but will be pastured by qualified farmers…

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BAGUIO: The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)–Cordillera recently held advocacy campaigns among cooperatives in the Cordillera region on the new mandatory requirements. CDA Senior Cooperative Development Specialist Martin Manodon said among additional mandatory requirements for coops based on Republic Act 9520 or the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 are social audit,…

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SANTIAGO CITY: The Philippine National Police arrested two suspected illegal drug pushers here earlier this week in two separate operations, reports said on Wednesday. Chief Supt. Rodrigo de Gracia, Cagayan Valley police director, identified the suspects as John Bello Jr. and Neptali Bernal, who were arrested in separate drug operations…

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ILOILO CITY: A municipal mayor in central Iloilo started a crackdown against bookies—most are barangay captains—of illegal numbers game like jueteng and the dubious small-town lottery. Mayor Alex Centena of Calinog, Iloilo, sent a letter dated May 24, 2013 to village chief Santos Enriques of Brgy. Poblacion Centro and village…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Authorities are investigating the latest attack on a police prowl car that wounded an officer in Malangas town in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay. Officials said shrapnel from the blast beneath the police car hit Sr. Police Officer 1 Editho Talison, who outside the police station in downtown…

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