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LEGAZPI CITY: San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to takeover the debt-ridden Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) after three other interested buyers withdrew during the August 7 bidding for the said power distributor, Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay said over the weekend. The governor noted that SMC would shoulder Aleco’s P4-billion…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A team from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has inspected the Zamboanga City bus terminal and was shocked to see the poor condition of the depot in one of the highly urbanized city in Mindanao. The team raised concerns over the safety of travelers in the…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday led the distribution of relief goods to 3,850 families affected by the recent onslaught of Typhoon Labuyo in Region 2. Binay, who hails from the Cagayan Valley region, visited the provinces of Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya over the weekend to…

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MALOLOS: AS heavy rains and high tide swell the waters of Manila Bay, the abandoned Chinese ship MV Huan Yeng continued to spook residents and fisherfolk of the coastal village of Pamarawan here. Anchored some 400 meters away from residential houses, the imposing presence of the cargo ship still gives…

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MANABO, Abra: After 27 years of waiting, the people of Abra especially in the eastern part have finally seen their bridge come to reality. The Sto. Tomas Bridge in Manabo, the third longest bridge in the Cordillera Region, was formally inaugurated last week. The government spent P423 million to complete…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) clashed anew on Wednesday in two barangays in Matalam town, North Cotabato, displacing at least 70 families. The tension took place after a group of MILF members burned a house owned by member rival group MNLF,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Some 500 tribesmen fled the province of Agusan del Sur because of reported militarization and harassment by soldiers and policemen and have sought refuge in Davao City. Tribe leaders said they were treated like animals and detained by authorities for no apparent reasons. “We don’t understand why we…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: Four members of a suspected gunrunning syndicate reportedly operating in Cagayan province died in a shootout in Centro Northwest in Solana, Cagayan. Sr. Supt. Gregorio Lim, provincial police director, identified the fatalities in that incident as Freddie Pagulayan, resident of Northwest; Edwin Dumlao, of Barangay Lingu, both of…

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said recently that it has allocated P34 billion for Mindanao’s infrastructure development for 2014. DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson said in his presentation to the recently in the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference held in Davao City that separate infrastructure support to Autonomous Region…

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THE Supreme Court dismissed the complaint against a retired judge in Lucena City, Quezon province charging him for allegedly failing to act on several civil cases pending before him during his incumbency. In an en banc decision, the high court absolved Judge Guillermo Andaya, formerly of the Regional Trial Court…