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A mining employee was found dead with multiple hack wounds by government troops on Sunday in a remote village in Agusan del Sur, police reports said Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the dead as Jose Silagan, 45, of Barangay Santa Cruz, Rosario…

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RESPONDING to solve the scarcity of reference books in many of Nueva Vizcaya’s public schools, a non-government organization (NGO) has established child-friendly libraries in four municipalities for more than 3,000 pupils this school year. The Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization whose main mission…

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A former municipal accountant in Maguindanao province was thrown behind bars after the Sandiganbayan proved that she failed to remit premium contributions from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and collected dues from municipal employees. The Sandiganbayan Third Division convicted Monawara Kiga, office-in-charge (OIC)-municipal accountant of Paglat Town, for violating…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: A winning vice mayoralty candidate’s coordinator in Piddig town, Ilocos Norte province was shot dead Friday. Police said the slain campaign leader was identified by police as Michael Padaca of said town who succumbed to death due to multiple gunshot wounds on different parts of his body. Padaca,…

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A farmer was shot dead by still unidentified assailants inside his still unfinished home Thursday evening in Surigao del Sur province, police reports said Saturday. Belated reports reaching the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the fatality as Pedro Gemina alias “Bebot” of legal age, married, of…

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SCORES of people were left homeless after several houses were destroyed by a tornado that hit a small village in Polomok, South Cotabato province Friday afternoon, a government disaster report said on Saturday. Reports at the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (Ndrrmc) said the tornado struck at around 1…

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Operation at the Davao International Airport was suspended for over an hour when an AG-Cat single-engine biplane crash landed shortly after it took off at the airport’s runway 05, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on Friday. The incident had caused the delays of several flights bound…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police arrested a 54-year-old man for mauling his widowed septuagenarian partner in the coastal town of Liloy in the province of Zamboanga del Norte. Police said Romulo Bayubay was arrested after neighbors phoned authorities to say that he was beating Rosario Borling, 71, during a heated argument in…

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A fire of undetermined origin gutted the field office of the Commission on Elections office, a public library and three houses in Antipolo City, Rizal province before midnight on Thursday. Initial reports said no one was injured in the fire, which started at a row of houses behind the building…

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UMINGAN, Pangasinan: Authorities arrested a pastor during a raid on his house on early Thursday where they seized a number of ammunitions. Umingan Police, together with PPSC and Regional Special Operations Task Group (Rsotg), raided the pastor’s house exactly 6 a.m. on Thursday with a search warrant at hand issued…