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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Philippine National Police joins hands with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in laying out the reward for the captor of the suspect who gunned down a forest specialist in Sanchez Mira town, Cagayan. Forest specialist Melania Dirain, then officer in charge of the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two Filipino executives of a Dubai-based mining firm were shot dead by gunmen while dining at a roadside restaurant here, police said Saturday. It said a teenager was also wounded by a stray bullet and rushed to a hospital. Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said Engineer Felipe…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces rescued two abducted women and arrested their two captors in Iligan City in the southern Philippines, army officials said Saturday. Captain Jefferson Somera, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said the hostages—Kathlyn Jane Dapol and Jingle Bation Rebosora—were reunited with their families following Friday’s rescue…

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AIMED at improving the language and cognitive development of pupils, the Department of Education (DepEd) added seven more languages from the current 12 major local languages as medium of instruction from Kinder up to Grade 3 under the Mother-Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE). Education Secretary Armin Luistro said use of the…

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THE Ilocos Norte chief executive asked the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to recognize the proclaimed winner in Marcos town in the last polls as the duly elected mayor. Gov. Imee Marcos’ letter to the DILG central office insisted that Arsenio Agustin should be the recognized duly elected…

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A village official snatched by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels last month was freed on Wednesday evening following 10 days of captivity in a remote village in Agusan de Sur, police reports said on Friday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame said that village official…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: More than 350 provincial casual and contractual employees have lost their job after their contracts were not renewed by the newly installed provincial administration. The employees are aside from those reportedly with questionable permanent appointments by the past administration referred to in Executive Order (EO) 3 issued…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Advocates for Peace and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines are set to hold a three-day solidarity mission in the town of Bayog in Zamboanga del Sur. Organizers said the human rights group Karapatan is also joining the mission on July 15 whose purpose is “to share compassion…

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CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet: A pocket miner died from gas poisonings in a private mine tunnel in Benguet on Thursday. Chief Supt. Benjamin Maga-long, Cordillera regional chief, identified the fatality as Sonny Cobcobo, 44, of Guinaoang, Man-kayan, Benguet. Magalong said Cobcobo succumbed to poisonous gas at about 5:30 p.m. on…