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CEBU CITY: The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu was granted a six-month extension in staying at the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) building at Pier 5 in Cebu City despite P4.8 million in rental arrears. The Cebu Port Commission, the CPA’s policy-making body, granted the extension until March 9,…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Bugkalot tribesmen have expressed dismay saying government agencies gave the “cold shoulder” over their claim of share in the Casecnan dam operations. For the fifth day now with makeshift tents in front of California Energy (CE) Casecnan in Pelaway, Castañeda town, the more than 500 tribesmen said…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has launched the construction of a P4.6-million worth post harvest facility in Isabela. DAR officials said the newly launched infrastructure sub-project in San Agustin town is to aid Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB), many of whom are typhoon victims. Isabela Provincial Agrarian Reform…

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ILOCOS Norte will have its third windmill project in the northernmost town of Pagudpud in addition to Bangui Northwind power plant and the $300-million worth 87-megawatt Burgos Wind Project in adjoining Burgos town. As one of Ilocos Norte’s major tourism destinations, Pagudpud town is known for its fine white sand…

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DESPITE the anticipated impact of the government’s flagship Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) education, an association of private educational institutions on Tuesday expressed its support to the K-to-12 scheme, adding that the new curriculum in the basic education is an imperative that we have to bring about. While it congratulated…

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ILOILO CITY: A total of 39 city barangays here are not being served by the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and there is definitely no water in the faucet. Similarly, 65 villages suffered water rotation service every other day while three are partially served by MIWD service. However, a report…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Cauayan City Police has arrested a barangay councilmen for illegal possession of firearm inside the vicinity of District 2 Cauayan Medical Specialist Hospital. Police Regional Office 2 regional director Rodrigo Purisima de Gracia identified the suspect as Gilbert Viernes, 39, and councilman of Barangay Alinam, Cauayan City.…

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The local government of Rosario, Cavite launched a “Free Ride” to all its residents who are mostly students and employees that commutes by buss travelling to Metro Manila. According to Mayor Jose “Nonong” Ricafrente of Rosario that the alternative solution to the problem of bus scheme, he initiated a dialogue…

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CEBU CITY: The City of Naga in southern Cebu has bought 16 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras worth P19 million and other equipment to help it prepare better for disasters, including floods. Besides the CCTV cameras, the city has also purchased other newest equipment such as digital water monitors and rain…

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LEGAZPI CITY: An 81-mm vintage bomb was found by children playing at the back of the residence of Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay in Barangay Penafrancia, Daraga, Albay, here on Sunday afternoon, a report released by the police on Tuesday said. The governor was in Manila at that time.