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EIGHT women including four teenage girls aboard a ship at Zamboanga City pier were rescued by elements of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) from human traffickers, a report reaching PCG headquarters in Manila revealed Friday. Based on the report, the women were already aboard MV Ever Queen of Asia when…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Residents in the remote mountain village of Didipio in the town of Kasibu are bracing for a possible dengue outbreak amid reports of rising number of cases of this dreaded disease. Reports from Didipio villagers in Kasibu town indicated that, at least 14 residents were already afflicted…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Kidnappers freed a fishing boat skipper they seized in the southern Philippines last month, reports said. ABS-CBN television said Lucio Gonzales, who was seized on May 21 at sea off Basilan province, has been released in neighboring Sulu province on June 4. It said that the victim’s family…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: An army soldier and a girl were killed in separate road accidents in Zamboanga Sibugay province, police said on Friday. Police said that the soldier, Private First Class Nurhosien Estino, 34, was driving his motorcycle when a pick-up truck hit him from the rear after he made a…

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A 30-year-old disk jockey who doubles as a drug dealer was arrested by anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Baguio City on June 5. PDEA Director Gen. Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Nhexie Canillas y Cinco, single, of number…

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CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: The aggressive campaign against the cultivation of marijuana in the region, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), is continuously gaining headway following the destruction of marijuana plants and seeds in Ifugao and Benguet. In Benguet, joint personnel of the Benguet Provincial Public…

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BALANGA CITY: The Provincial Health Office (PHO) on Thursday announced that no test can be done to find the cause of food poisoning that downed 24 workers—they ate every shred of evidence at the mess hall of a construction company in Limay, Bataan. PHO chief Dr. Rosanna Buccahan said that…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Authorities are holding a Romanian after he illegally sneaked into the country, state media said. It said Cornel Ionesco was intercepted in Sulu province where authorities interrogated him. Ionesco said that he was heading to Malaysia and had come from Zamboanga City and took a small ferry bound…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A woman died after she was hit by a lightning bolt inside her bedroom in the province of Zamboanga del Norte province, police said on Thursday. Police said Elsa Dumolon, 38, was instantly killed from the lighting strike that went through her open win-dow in the village of…

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TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija: A lone gunman on a motorbike shot dead a village chief in Barangay Dimasalang Sur, here on Wednesday morning. Rolando Enriquez, 52, Dimasalang Sur village chief was standing in front of a sari sari store when the lone gunman fired at the village chief with a 9mm…