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Two big packs containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P900,000, were seized from two male pushers by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during a buy-bust operation in Davao City. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said that the…

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CABAGAN, Isabela: Two contractual workers of a national government agency were shot dead here the other day, police reports said on Friday. Dead on thespot from multiple gunshot wounds were Arnel Bagani and Joel Baguno, both contractual workers of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and both residents of Caniogan Norte…

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BY TINA GANZON CORRESPONDENT LUCENA CITY, Quezon: Increased domestic consumption of coconut products can be the key to tow the coconut industry out of the doldrums, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). With the world market price stuck at P18 a kilo of copra in the last two years…

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BY JOHN CONSTANTINE G. CORDON A LOSING candidate in the vice mayoralty race in a town in Pan-gasinan and a former municipal treasurer are convicted of a maximum of 18 years behind bars after they raided public coffers through vale (cash advances). Convicted in a 19-page decision of the Sandiganbayan…

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BY SHIELA T. MAÑALAC BAGUIO CITY: After the May 13 mid-term elections, the Baguio revenue district office began its strict examination of different reports of campaign expenses of 41 politicians who recently ran for elective positions in the city. Fely Simon, revenue district officer, said that the Bureau of Internal…

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BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Guided by customary laws and tradition, a tribal court has started hearing complaints filed by the Army over the May 9 ambush-slay of its two soldiers who were reportedly escorting elections materials in Kalinga province. Reports indicated that the ambush was perpetrated by…

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BY AL JACINTO ZAMBOANGA CITY: A government school here is collecting various fees from high school students despite a strict policy against collections of contributions during the enrollment period. A television report said the collections of various fees in Don Pablo Lorenzo High School were being tolerated by Pilar Gregorio,…

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BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: An Isabela-based soldier was killed while his 14 colleagues were injured when their military truck collided with a speeding passenger bus in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Thursday before dawn. The fatality was identified as Sergeant Anastacio Fernandez, a native of Isabela. He died on…

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BY CHRIS V. SANSANO MUÑOZ CITY, Nueva Ecija: A female detainee attempted suicide took stabbing herself with a kitchen knife inside a police detention cell here on Wednesday. Chief of police Supt. Peter Madria identified the detainee Juanita Manundo, 56, single mother, of Barangay Mabini, Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija, who…

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BY LYDIA C. PENDON ILOILO CITY: Dinagyang, the Philippines’ best tourism event invades two big cities in the United States—New York City and in Los Angeles, California. The Department of Tourism Promotions Board will shoulder the travel expenses from Iloilo City on May 31 of 23 dancers and drummers to…