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ILOILO CITY: Besides a landslide political victory in the May elections, the province boasts of infrastructure as its major accomplishment for 2013. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog enumerated his infrastructure successes as: the Iloilo Convention Center, La Paz Maternity Clinic that was upgraded to the Iloilo City Reproductive Health Hospital, the…

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BALANGA City: This component city of Bataan observed the 117th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal that started with a long parade on Monday with the theme “Rizal: Inspirasyon Noon, Ngayon at Bukas.” Members of various sectors joined the march from the Plaza Mayor de Balanga to some…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The Department of Health and the Philippine National Police are closely working to reduce firecracker victims here after Sorsogon and Albay posted the high rates of firecracker injuries a few days before New Year’s celebration. Gloria Balboa, DOH-CHD Bicol, told The Manila Times that as of December 27,…

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CEBU CITY: The Lands Management Services (LMS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 distributed residential land titles called free patents to some 2,600 beneficiaries in Central Visayas. DENR 7 executive director Isabelo Montejo said this constitutes a 100 percent accomplishment for the issuance of free patents…

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FOR the 43 families now housed at the Jose Fabella Center in Mandaluyong, a temporary shelter for the homeless set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, they are determined to live normal lives in Palo, Leyte. But the question is, how and where do we start? Currently…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday that the two European birdwatchers who were kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Tawi-Tawi early last year are still alive. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisma made the statement after government troops captured a ranking ASG member behind…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police arrested two gunmen who allegedly shot and wounded a civilian in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur. Officials said German Sahibo, 25, and Abdulbasit Caril, 46, were implicated in the shooting of 30-year-old Asgar Alhamid, a native of Cotabato City. Alhamid was shot in the chest outside…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two children were shot and wounded by gunmen who opened fire at a crowded place in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Police said three armed men were pursuing Pakoy Glimada and tried to shoot him but missed, hitting five-year-old DJ Silao and his brother Birth Kid, 4, who…

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A NOTORIOUS drug den owner and two others were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) during a drug buy-bust operation on December 23 in La Union. The drug den owner was identified as Satie Soriano y Dulay, 34. He was listed…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Farmers are expected to profit more with the increase of highland and  lowland vegetables this holiday season. Benguet Farmers Marketing Cooperative (BFMC) executive manager Augusta Balanoy said the upward trend in supply and demand made the  holidays profitable for farmers here. The province still produces 80 percent…