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LEGAZPI CITY: Fifteen days after four European tou’rists lost their lives on the slopes of Mount Mayon, a Russian mountaineer braved breaching the volcano’s “permanent danger zone,” fell into and was stuck at a gully 1,700 meters above sea level. Both legs broken in the fall, he is now fighting…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Defeated congressional candidate Felicito“Tong”Payumo on Wednesday announced that he is going to file an electoral protest based on the outcome of the May 13 elections the results of which he described as “statistically improbable, if not impossible.” The former chairman of the Bases Conversion Development Authority who sought…

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AN Australian wanted for homicide arising from recklessness was arrested on Tuesday night at his home in a suburban village in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, police reports said on Wednesday. Reports at the PNP national operations center in Camp Crame identified the Australian as 64-year-old Grayson Ian Mitchell, a…

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NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebels have freed in Compostela Valley on Tuesday afternoon six security agency personnel they abducted and held hostage earlier in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, police reports said on Wednesday. Reports said the six, of Dasia Security Agency, were freed by the rebels at about 3:30…

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BAGUIO CITY: The city government is set to approve a P1.7-million improvement project of the Burnham Park biking area, which has become popular to visitors and residents. For only P150 to P300, children spend an hour or two to ride their bikes at the cool recreation area. Ireneo Gallato, Baguio…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Gunmen seized a social worker and a skipper of a fishing trawler in the restive province of Basilan , authorities said on Wednesday. It said Jennelyn Enpera, who works for the Department of Social Welfare and Development, was abducted in the town of Ungkaya Pukan. Enpera is in-charge…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The communist rebel group New People’s Army has owned up the attack on government troops and the raid at a security agency in southern Philippines. Rigoberto Sanchez, a rebel spokesman, said the NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Command praised the 6th Pulang Bagani Company of the ComVal-Davao Gulf Sub-Regional…

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FORMER governor Joel Reyes of Palawan challenged the set of evidence the Office of the Ombudsman presented before the Sandiganbayan in line with his mining-related graft charge. According to Reyes and his lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, a number of evidence that forms part of the documentary proof against the former governor…

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THE Supreme Court affirmed a Commission on Elections decision unseating Vice Mayor Romeo Ramos of Cavite City. In a full court ruling signed by Clerk of Court Enriqueta Vidal, the High Court dismissed the petition for certiorari filed by Ramos against the Comelec and his rival, Dhino Carlo Chua, for…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels disguised as policemen and antidrug agents raided a security agency, carted assorted weapons and took six people captive before escaping, officials said Tuesday. Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, a spokesman for the 10th Infantry Division, said some 15 New People’s Army rebels raided the Davao Security and…