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SANTA TERESITA, Cagayan: Aqua farm operators in the coastal towns of Cagayan expressed alarm over an impending fish kill because of the continued activities of black sand mining firms despite the stoppage order issued by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). Engr. Danilo Tamayo, founder of DATAJ Fishing Industry and…

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CEZA, Santa Ana, Cagayan: Charges of swindling were filed against two Chinese who stealthily left a casino hotel with unpaid obligations amounting to P7.5 million. Santa Ana Police Chief Insp. Romar Pacis said that they have already filed charges before the Department of Justice against Chinese Wu Xiulian, 48, and…

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THE Department of Tourism (DOT) on Sunday announced that the number of tourist arrivals from January to May this year already reached 2.011 million, 10.54 percent higher than the recorded 1.819 million arrivals recorded in the same period last year. Koreans are still the country’s top visitors with 489,389 arrivals.…

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The provincial government of Pampanga over the weekend undertook to continue giving free medical assistance to dengue patients confined in the province’s hospitals. Gov. Lilia Pineda earlier announced that the province would pay for the medical expenses of dengue patients in the province. The Provincial Information Office (PIO) declared that…

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The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) over the weekend advised minimum wage earners in Eastern Visayas to limit the number of their children to two in order to stay out of poverty. NSCB Regional Head for Region 8, Evangeline Paran, said that the current minimum wage in the cited region…

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A government study is eyeing establishing new settlements around the country in a bid to decongest Metro Manila. Vice President Jejomar Binay is set to lead the said study, which as part of its framework, targets opening economic opportunities in other parts of the country. Binay, who is the chairman…

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A bureau of the Department of Agriculture over the weekend declared that it is keen on raising the mechanization levels of farms in the country to more than two horsepower per hectare (hp/ha) in the next three years. The projection by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech)…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Philippine National Police joins hands with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in laying out the reward for the captor of the suspect who gunned down a forest specialist in Sanchez Mira town, Cagayan. Forest specialist Melania Dirain, then officer in charge of the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two Filipino executives of a Dubai-based mining firm were shot dead by gunmen while dining at a roadside restaurant here, police said Saturday. It said a teenager was also wounded by a stray bullet and rushed to a hospital. Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said Engineer Felipe…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces rescued two abducted women and arrested their two captors in Iligan City in the southern Philippines, army officials said Saturday. Captain Jefferson Somera, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said the hostages—Kathlyn Jane Dapol and Jingle Bation Rebosora—were reunited with their families following Friday’s rescue…