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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Army has slammed the human rights group Karapatan for its silence over the atrocities of the communist New People’s Army rebels, who were blamed for a recent arson in North Cotabato province. Army officials also strongly criticized the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and National…

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ILOILO CITY: Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has announced the installation of the first four out of 16 planned traffic lights equipped with closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) for the city’s busy intersections. A private donor will fund the installation of a traffic light at the corner of Infante and Gen. Luna…

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ILOILO CITY: The city council has unanimously approved a proposal by Councilor Jason Gonzales on the proper disposal of used lamps, especially those that contain mercury and other toxic elements. As reported by Committee on Heath chairman Lyndon Acap, the lamp wastes usually thrown by families along the streets and…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: North Cotabato is all set for the Kalivungan Festival, a ten-day celebration marking its 99th foundation anniversary and lining up of various colorful activities showcasing the province’s ecotourism potentials and the cultural traditions of its tri-people—Muslim, Christian and indigenous tribes. Organizers led by Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza said the…

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BAGUIO CITY: Heavy rains and strong winds did not stop the fire that gutted the three-storey building of the University of Baguio Preparatory High School over the weekend. Bealted reports from Baguio Fire Marshal Joe Fernand Bangyod said firemen arrived around 11:55 a.m. only to find out that the entire…

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JOLO: The Sulu provincial government is sending six Muslim students to the United States under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program. Jainab Abdulmajid, a spokeswoman for the provincial government, said the recipients of the program are all high school students chosen from among the hundreds of applicants who went…

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AMAS, Kidapawan City: Inmates at the North Cotabato Provincial Jail here held hostage a jail guard today (Monday) to demand fair treatment from their management. The hostage drama began at around 6 a.m. today with leaders of the 834 inmates telling through local broadcast media of their hostage-taking of Senior…

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BAGUIO CITY: This city recognizes that individuals are responsible for their actions and that daily decisions are made based on moral standards, which is the basis of the universal accepted character qualities including Godliness, honesty, truthfulness, diligence, generosity, responsibility, compassion and loyalty among others. So pointed out Mayor Mauricio G.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Five people were shot in separate attacks in Zamboanga Peninsula, police said Monday. Police said among those wounded in the attacks were a village official and a woman and that investigations into the weekend violence have begun. Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said a gunman…

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GOVERNMENT security forces have captured three more New People’s Army (NPA) camps in Samar province. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, spokesman, 8th Infantry Division, on Monday said the camps were located in the hinterland villages of Northern Samar. The first camp, he said, was discovered by elements of Bravo Company, 63rd Infantry…