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CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna: Four person were killed and six were hurt when their vehicle fell off a ravine in Barangay Ilayang Banga in Majayjay town on Friday. Laguna Provincial Director Senior Supt. Romulo Sapitula identified the fatalities as Ronald Grencio, Rolan Grencio, Reynaldo Millet and Elmer Mareveles. Injured were…

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LUCENA CITY: The St. Ferdinand Cathedral will receive three chandeliers from UGAT Lucena, an organization composed of people with roots from Lucena City, or “taal na Lucenahin.” UGAT Lucena spokesperson Nini de Asis said the chandeliers would add to the improvement of the church in time for the 50th anniversary…

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Two counts of malversation of public funds were filed before the Deputy  Ombudsman for Luzon against former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn and other local officials. The first complaint concerned the alleged misuse of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) the city received for winning the Seal of Good Housekeeping…

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At least three passengers were killed and 14 others were injured after a bus crashed into a canal on the national highway in a remote village in Ilocos Norte before dawn on Saturday, police reports said. The Ilocos Norte Provincial Police Office reported that a GMW bus driven by a…

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MAGUINDANAO: Government troops nabbed a member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) during an early morning clash on Friday in Rajah Buayan town here. Chief Supt. Noel Delos Reyes, police chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said Datu Naut Ali Sailali was in possesion of an…

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CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga: A Singaporean company will invest P7 billion for mixed-use development projects in a three-hectare area inside the Clark Freeport Zone. In an agreement with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Capilion Corporation Pte Ltd said the mixed-use facility would be used for business process outsourcing, residential, commercial and…

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ILOILO CITY: The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a P7.415 million supplemental budget that includes funding for the purchase of three vans under the peace and order program. City councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, appropriations committee chairman, said the three L-300 vans worth P2.7 million will be placed under the mayor’s office for use…

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched on Friday ‘Harmonizing Agencies’ Initiatives for Post-Yolanda Actions’ (HAIYAN), a project aimed at the fast-track implementation of recovery plans in nine of the hardest hit municipalities in Eastern Samar. As part of UNDP’s support…

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ROSARIO, Cavite: Maria Palero may look just like any other employee doing her job at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Pandawan here. But to her co-employees, the 56-year-old mother of seven serves as an inspiration of what diligence and hard work can do, especially when they learn that the…

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ORION, Bataan: In the Hollywood hit movie “Back to the Future,” leading man Michael J. Fox’s time-traveling DeLorean is powered by garbage. That dream will soon be a reality, thanks to a Korean firm which is building a $200 million facility  capable of turning wastes like plastic into power pellets.…