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MARAWI CITY: Incumbent officials have announced the completion of a building they designed to foster their operational “unity” in Lanao del Sur, a Muslim dominated province where past governors and vice governors had been locked in years of executive-legislative policy cleavages. Gov. Mamintal “Bombit” Alon-to-Adiong Jr. disclosed the feat to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A government soldier, whose unit was accused as behind the murders of innocent civilians in the province of Compostela Valley, was captured by communist rebels. Daniel Ibarra, a spokesman for the New People’s Army (NPA)–Compostela Valley Davao Gulf Sub-Regional Committee, said Private First Class Rodello Canada Arigonan is…

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ILOILO CITY: The Sangguniang Panlungsod here is slated to amend City Regulation Ordinance 2006-150 or the Anti-Smoking Ordinance to give more teeth in the implementation of the law. Main proponent city councilor Joshua Alim led in a public consultation and hearing of different opinions from stakeholders composed of school authorities,…

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The victims of the Luneta bus hostage crisis cannot expect a fresh apology from the Philippine government as victims of the tragedy poised to sue the government for compensation. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday that the government “already conveyed deep regrets and condolences” regarding the killing of…

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SANTA ANA, Cagayan: It is time to pack up for the United States (US) reality television series Survivor after completion of its four-month 27th season filming in this coastal town’s Palaui Island and in Callao Cave in Peñablanca town. The engineer Julian Jovy Gonzales, Santa Ana-based Cagayan Economic Zone Authority…

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AFTER taking responsibility for the oil spill that affected at least four coastal towns in Cavite, Petron Corp. said on Thursday that it has already done with the clean-up operations along the shorelines of Rosario, Tanza, Naic and Noveleta. Several days ago, Petron took responsibility of the spill of almost…

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Taguig will have no classes from day care to high school—public or private—on Friday, the Department of Education (DepEd) tweeted. It added classes in public colleges are also suspended on Friday. On Thursday, Marikina suspended classes and Friday for all levels, public and private, while, Quezon City suspended classes from…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice a P14.5-million tax evasion case against a private school, its officials and its certified public account. Charged were the Corpus Christi School Inc. and its President Alfonso Del Fierro Jr. and chief financial officer/treasurer Mark Alfonso del…

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DAVAO CITY: An estimated 200 houses located at the crowded settlement area in Kilometer 11, Sasa, this city, were either partially or totally damaged when a fire broke out around 8 a.m. on Thursday. The fire of still unknown origin immediately spread all throughout Muslim Village in Sasa as the…

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DAGUPAN CITY: Mayor Belen Fernandez said the August 31 deadline she has given to all illegal fish pens in Dagupan City will stay. Speaking during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas Forum here on Thursday, Fernandez said after the deadline, she will order concerned offices in the city, including…