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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Zamboanga is training local fishermen to catch more fish through legal methods as the agency continues its campaign against illegal fishing in this city. Pendatun Talib, BFAR Regional Fisheries Training Center head, said local fishermen prefer illegal methods like blast fishing or the…

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The National Food Authority (NFA) in North Cotabato assured the public that there is no shortage of the staple food in the province. Avelino Usman, NFA North Cotabato provincial administrator, said the NFA has enough supply of rice that could serve as “price stabilizer” should prices go up. Prices of…

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REPRESENTATIVE Isidro Ungab of the 3rd district of Davao City is set to head the powerful House Committee on Appropriations once the 16th House of Congress opens session on Monday, in time for the fourth State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Ungab himself confirmed the news…

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Three siblings included in the list of drug personalities in Mangaldan town were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the joint forces of Mangaldan Police and the Special Enfrocement Team of the Philippine Drug and Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Barangay Guilig , Mangaldan on Friday afternoon. The suspects were…

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A militiaman was killed and another wounded as about 40 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) harassed a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) detachment in Sibagat town, Agusan del Sur province early Friday morning. Major Leo Bongosia, spokesman of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, identified the slain Cafgu…

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GOV. Albert Garcia on Thursday welcomed the investigation to be conducted on the alleged fund scam involving the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) of some senators and congressmen. Garcia said that these are public funds and the people’s money that’s why there is a need to investigate to know the…

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TWO children died instantly while two others were injured after a lightning struck a house made of light materials in the coastal Barangay Farola, Tagudin town in Ilocos Sur province on Wednesday night. Supt. Marlo Castillo, Ilocos Sur police provincial office spokesman, identified the two fatalities as Raymund Jay Maseliones,…

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POLICE launched a citywide manhunt against two men who shot dead a transport group leader on Thursday morning. Sr. Supt. Rolen Balquin, city police director, said police investigators are following up a lead that could identify and possibly arrest the suspect who killed Alimudin Lucman. Lucman, 47, the president of…

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Gov. Mujiv Hataman of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Thursday led the signing of a P15-million road project to repair a portion of a highway in Maguindanao province which was destroyed by floodwaters brought by torrential rains. Hataman signed a contract with Bamec Developer Co., the project contractor,…

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A VILLAGE councilman celebrating his birthday was shot dead by their village chief during the celebration in Barangay Damawatu, Tulunan town, North Cotabato province. Sr. Insp. Ronnie Cordero, Tulunan police chief, identified the victim as Barangay Kagawad Federico Supat. Police also identified his killer as Barangay Chairman Gilberto Espelita. Cordero…

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