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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday makes preparation for the coming Barangay and Sangguniang Elections even as the House of Representative voted for the postponement of the said elections. PNP Public Information chief, Sr. Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said that among the strict security measures to be laid out…

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The Senate on has approved on second reading the proposed measure seeking postpone the scheduled Sangguniang Kabataan elections this October. With only one committee amendment, Senate bill 1186, proposed by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., made it to the second reading Tuesday afternoon and is scheduled for the final reading next…

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In his bid to attain zero-waste for Caloocan City, Mayor Oca Malapitan recently announced that the city has a new garbage collector that will help the in local government’s solid waste management efforts. “Effective immediately, we have acquired the services of International Solid Waste Management Specialist Inc. to help us…

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BUTUAN CITY: Three soldiers were hurt in separate encounter between the Army and armed group believed to be members of the New People’s Army here in the region on Tuesday. Reports from Butuan City Police Office mentioned that an encounter between the Army troopers belonging to the Bravo Company of…

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CEBU CITY: A Japanese salvage team on Wednesday started siphoning off the remaining oil from the sunken passenger ferry MV St. Thomas Aquinas off Talisay City. The St. Aquinas of 2GO Inc. sank after colliding with the cargo vessel MV Sulpicio Express Siete on August 16. The death toll was…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) and Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) announced they will condone the surcharges of consumers who failed to settle their bills the last three days brought about by the fighting here. All establishments and offices to include that of the ZCWD and Zamcelco…

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12 has filed multiple charges against two former policemen assigned in Sultan Kudarat province who were earlier arrested in a drug buy-bust operation here, an official said on Wednesday. Aileen Lovitos, PDEA Region 12 director, identified the suspects as…

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TABACO CITY, Albay: It had been a 10 a.m. habit for tricycle operator Telesforo Begil to rush to the market for a P27 kilo of National Food Authority (NFA) rice for the family lunch. In afternoon, he would buy another kilo of NFA rice for the evening meal. He has…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: In a bid to eradicate reports of bribery and corruption in the mining industry, a resolution has been filed in the House of Representatives seeking to implement the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the country. Deputy Speaker Carlos Padilla made the proposal under House Resolution 138…

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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,…