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FRESH encounter has erupted between government troops and members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the rebel-infested province of Surigao del Sur that resulted in the death of two soldiers. Maj. Leo Bongosia, spokesman, Fourth Infantry Division, on Tuesday said the encounter took place at Sitio Tibog, Barangay…

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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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A young laborer hacked his cousin to death following an argument on Sunday night while on a drinking spree in a village in Tago, Surigao del Sur, police reports said Tuesday. Reports at Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the fatality as Edwin Ratunel, 24, and his…

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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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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The President told him to keep his post. He ripostes to detractors: “I am ready to go!” Thus said Manuel Mamba, head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) in reaction to a senator’s call for his resignation. Mamba said he is serving at the pleasure of…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: In preparation for the rainy season and in time for the onset of the so-called typhoon months, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has installed a modern weather device in Cagayan’s coastal town of Aparri. The DOST said that, for a more accurate weather forecasting, the…

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CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: Seven wanted persons were arrested by police authorities in separate police operations in the Cordillera region during the first week of June. Tracker teams of the Abra Police Provincial Office arrested an 18-year-old jobless man inside the Don Quintin Paredes Hall of Justice, Bangued, Abra…

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A woman in her early 30’s was killed after a fire gutted down three houses and a church on dawn Sunday in a suburban village in Butuan City, police reports said Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the lone fatality in the fire…

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ILOILO CITY: The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing the rich Japanese tourism market with more than 20 million Japanese tourists going out every year. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas participated in a four-city Philippine Business Mission in Japan on May 26 to June 1, and she brought up Western…