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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle shot and wounded a village chieftain in a broad daylight attack in Pagadian City in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said. Police said the victim, Abdul Racman Talumpay, 48, village chieftain of Dalapang in Labangan town, was shot near Agora…

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Operatives have arrested over the weekend a ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) blamed from some deadly attacks against government forces in Eastern Mindanao region, police reports said on Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame on Monday identified the arrested ranking rebel…

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The Quezon City government is set to host a “Pride Parade” next month as part of its “World Pride Festival” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the country. QC Pride Council (QCPC) chairperson director Soxie Topacio said the parade, which will start at Tomas Morato and…

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A police officer, barangay chairman and 10 others were slapped with robbery charges before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday for allegedly conspiring in unlawfully taking the properties and stocks from two padlocked business establishments pending the resolution of the ownership dispute of the lot where the establishments are…

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BY jumping off the seventh floor of the Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom) Tower in Makati City, a 27-year-old call center executive committed suicide on Monday because of a lingering illness. The Makati City Police identified the victim as Christian Sanchez, a supervisor in one of the call center companies…

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PRETTY Christmas lights adorning homes, malls, streets and places of work and worship during the festive season may be harboring dangerous chemicals that can make people ill. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, made this observation after analyzing 20 sets of imported holiday light strands and finding 16 of them…

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DAVAO CITY: Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza of Cotabato has announced on Monday that the provincial government of Cotabato won a brand new ambulance with medical supplies and emergency equipment worth P1.2 million during the raffle draw of the World Medical Relief (MWR) 60th founding anniversary held in Detroit, Michigan on…

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TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur: The military on Monday turned over to environmental officials here some 15 cubic meters of illegally cut logs intercepted in the hinterlands of San Luis in Agusan del Sur. Lt. Col. Jose Leonard Gille, commander of the Army’s 26th Infantry Batallion based in Agusan del Sur,…

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The city council here is pushing for the establishment of a special enforcement team that will spearhead operations against the alleged rampant smuggling activities at the city’s Makar port. City Councilor Franklin Gacal Jr., chair of the council’s committee on public order and safety, said he will…

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AS RESUMPTION of classes in Bohol is being worked out, the Department of Education (DepEd) ordered regional school authorities to ensure that school buildings and facilities can withstand heavy rains and strong winds. Authorities are still assessing the safety of school structures and facilities, which may extend beyond today’s resumption…