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AIMED at improving the language and cognitive development of pupils, the Department of Education (DepEd) added seven more languages from the current 12 major local languages as medium of instruction from Kinder up to Grade 3 under the Mother-Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE). Education Secretary Armin Luistro said use of the…

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THE Ilocos Norte chief executive asked the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to recognize the proclaimed winner in Marcos town in the last polls as the duly elected mayor. Gov. Imee Marcos’ letter to the DILG central office insisted that Arsenio Agustin should be the recognized duly elected…

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A village official snatched by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels last month was freed on Wednesday evening following 10 days of captivity in a remote village in Agusan de Sur, police reports said on Friday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame said that village official…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: More than 350 provincial casual and contractual employees have lost their job after their contracts were not renewed by the newly installed provincial administration. The employees are aside from those reportedly with questionable permanent appointments by the past administration referred to in Executive Order (EO) 3 issued…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Advocates for Peace and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines are set to hold a three-day solidarity mission in the town of Bayog in Zamboanga del Sur. Organizers said the human rights group Karapatan is also joining the mission on July 15 whose purpose is “to share compassion…

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CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet: A pocket miner died from gas poisonings in a private mine tunnel in Benguet on Thursday. Chief Supt. Benjamin Maga-long, Cordillera regional chief, identified the fatality as Sonny Cobcobo, 44, of Guinaoang, Man-kayan, Benguet. Magalong said Cobcobo succumbed to poisonous gas at about 5:30 p.m. on…

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LORD Allan Jay Velasco has been declared as rightful winner in the lone Congressional District of Marinduque. This was after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has annulled the proclamation of Regina Ongsiako Reyes on the basis of a Supreme Court (SC) decision disqualifying her from the post despite her proclamation.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Policemen in the southern city of Davao killed two suspected kidnappers on Thursday and recovered their victim, but 10 others had escaped and security forces were sent to pursue them, reports said. It said the victim Sally Chua was inside the Allied Bank along Claveria Street where the…

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The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has turned over some P53.6-million worth of basic infrastructure projects to farmers of the MSS Agrarian Reform Community in Quezon province. In a statement, DAR Under-secretary for support services Jerry Pacturan said the projects include the 5.4-kilometer Cogorin-Mabanban farm-to-market road with bridge, six units…