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ILOILO CITY: A foreign journalist based in Hong Kong and writes for Time Out Hong Kong magazine, is all praises for this southern city and calls it one of the prettiest cities in the Philippines. Calling himself a Hong Konger, Matt Fleming “goes hopping mad in Iloilo City” to see,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Kidnappers freed a fishing boat skipper they seized in the southern Philippines last month, reports said. ABS-CBN television said Lucio Gonzales, who was seized on May 21 at sea off Basilan province, has been released in neighboring Sulu province on June 4. It said that the victim’s family…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: An army soldier and a girl were killed in separate road accidents in Zamboanga Sibugay province, police said on Friday. Police said that the soldier, Private First Class Nurhosien Estino, 34, was driving his motorcycle when a pick-up truck hit him from the rear after he made a…

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CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: The aggressive campaign against the cultivation of marijuana in the region, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), is continuously gaining headway following the destruction of marijuana plants and seeds in Ifugao and Benguet. In Benguet, joint personnel of the Benguet Provincial Public…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A woman died after she was hit by a lightning bolt inside her bedroom in the province of Zamboanga del Norte province, police said on Thursday. Police said Elsa Dumolon, 38, was instantly killed from the lighting strike that went through her open win-dow in the village of…

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TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija: A lone gunman on a motorbike shot dead a village chief in Barangay Dimasalang Sur, here on Wednesday morning. Rolando Enriquez, 52, Dimasalang Sur village chief was standing in front of a sari sari store when the lone gunman fired at the village chief with a 9mm…

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BAGUIO CITY: Residents are asking local leaders to stop the plan for the installation of gates at the city’s version of the Central Park. A petition posted on the popular Facebook network group spearheaded by those who opposed the earthballing of trees at SM City is asking Mayor Mauricio Domogan…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police seized a huge quantity of beach pebbles and arrested seven who were caught illegally transporting the rocks in Zamboanga del Norte province, police said Thursday.  Policemen and members of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources from the town of Gutalac intercepted seven men and seized from…

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BAGUIO CITY: JOINT elements of the Baguio City Police Office Intelligence Unit and the La Trinidad Municipal Police Intelligence Unit arrested a thief inside the trading post in La Trinidad. Gilbert Galatic, 27, of Guinsadan Sur, Bauko, Mount Province, married, jobless, and a resident of Pico, La Trinidad, was caught…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: The two most wanted persons in Ilocos Norte were finally caught by the Philippine National Police operatives, reports said. Number 8 in Ilocos Norte’s list of wanted persons, Jonel Soriano was arrested Tuesday by joint local and Camp Crame-based police operatives in Isabela province where he had…

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