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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…

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DOLORES, Quezon: The Quezon Provincial Disaster Risk Reducation and Management Council (PDRRMC) initiated today a search and rescue operation for a female mountaineer who went missing in Mount Banahaw in the town of Dolores. According to Quezon PDRRMC Chief Dr. Henry Buzar, they have dispatched a team to look for…

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Two moderate earthquakes hit parts of Luzon and Mindanao early morning Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The first quake with magnitude 3.0 on the Richter scale occurred at 3:06 a.m. with its epicenter traced some 17 kilometers northeast of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, at…

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THE body of a missing fisherman was found floating Sunday afternoon in the waters of suburban village in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, police reports said on Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police national operations center in Camp Crame identified the dead body as that of Jeffrey Alfuro, 30,…

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ILOILO CITY: The city council here will maintain its independence but at the same time vows to support and cooperate with the executive branch on development projects for the city. This was clarified by reelected city Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa 3rd while preparing for the turnover of chairmanship and membership…

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A mining employee was found dead with multiple hack wounds by government troops on Sunday in a remote village in Agusan del Sur, police reports said Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the dead as Jose Silagan, 45, of Barangay Santa Cruz, Rosario…

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Cotabato City: Tension is brewing in Datu Blah Sinsuat town in Maguindanao after suspected followers of a defeated mayoralty candidate went on raampage on Saturday, firing at houses in a coastal village whose residents are known supporters of the town’s reelected mayor. According to police, armed men carrying assault rifles…

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A Regional Trial Court in Naga City sentenced two drug pushers to life imprisonment after being found guilty of violating Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr., director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), identified the convicted…

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Communist rebels seized the firearms of a former village leader and a civilian in Zamboanga del Sur’s Lapuyan town, police said Sunday. Authorities reported that about a dozen gunmen wearing military uniforms entered the village of Mandeg and introduced themselves as New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. The group proceeded to…