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BATANGAS: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources issued on Tuesday a warning to fishermen of Taal Lake to immediately harvest their fish stocks. BFAR Region 4A Assistant Regional Director Leah Villanueva said the level of dissolved oxygen in some parts of Taal Lake has reached its critical level. “Critical…

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COTABATO CITY: Contestants from this city and Zamboanga City emerged as champions on Saturday’s 39th National Qur’an Reading Competition (NQRC) held in Quezon City, a high official said on Tuesday. Secretary Mehol Sadain of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) spearheaded the holding of the NQRC, as one of…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD-CAR) disbursed a total of P13,287,000 under the Social Pension Program (SPP) for 8,941 indigent senior citizens in the region for the first quarter of this year. Regional Director Leonardo Reynoso said that the SSP distribution is intended to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A gunman opened fire on a motorcycle taxi and killed its driver and a five-year old boy who was among his four passengers in Zamboanga del Sur province, police said Tuesday. The taxi driver Jerry Garnica was heading to downtown Bayog when the attack occurred. Garnica was himself…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Congressional candidate Felicito “Tong” Payumo on Monday announced that he would not yet file an electoral protest with the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal but instead wait for the result of election protests filed by mayoral candidates from six of 11 towns and one city in Bataan. Payumo…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The regional Department of Health (DOH) office in Cagayan province has monitored at least two persons afflicted with the dreaded human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS). Alan Sibal, information officer of the DOH, said the two victims identified as adult males, are now undergoing retroviral medicine…

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COTABATO CITY: Several hundreds of aggrieved villagers displaced by last Saturday’s harassment by armed supporters of defeated candidates of a seaside barangay in the town of Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao province, have asked the Philippine Marine Corps for the immediate posting of a detachment in the area to defuse the…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The provincial government of Albay offered to host the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2015 and at the same time urged the Aquino administration to expedite the construction of Bicol International Airport in Alobo, Daraga town, so that world leaders can fly directly here for the…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: Increasing influx of tourists and booming industries have similarly increased dumping of garbage, which in turn, becomes a great concern among residents and fishermen in coastal towns of Batanes and Cagayan provinces. Bambina Cenal, a resident of Amunitan Village in Gonzaga, Cagayan, has worried aloud over the increasing…

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ILAGAN CITY: Residents and member-consumers here will be enjoying a lower electric bill this month due to “big-time” roll back on electricity rates. The rollback, according to Isabela Electric Cooperative II (Iselco II) officials, stems from the decrease in generation charges paid to power producers. Liborio Medrano, Iselco II billing…