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A 5.7 quake shook parts of Mindanao on Saturday, injuring at least 10 people and causing minor damage to structures, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Sunday that the quake struck near the town of Carmen in North Cotabato, shaking people awake and causing panic.…

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A lawmaker over the weekend vowed to re-introduce in the 16th Congress a measure seeking to establish marine reserves for aquatic resources in coastal provinces, cities and municipalities of the country. Rep. Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina City first filed the bill during the 15th Congress but the House Committee on…

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Upi, Gamu, Isabela: At least three communist rebels were killed in a clash with government troops in Barangay Butac, Aguinaldo, Ifugao on Sunday. Army troopers of the 54th Infantry Battalion also recovered six high-powered firearms in the said gunfight with around 20 fully armed New People’s Army (NPA). First Lt.…

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Zamboanga City: The house of a radio broadcaster, previously arrested by policemen for his allegedly libelous commentaries about them, has been attacked in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province, reports said on Saturday. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said that no one was injured or killed…

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One was killed while two others were seriously injured in a road mishap early Sunday morning in Bacoor City, Cavite. Police reported that a Honda Civic sedan with plate number MPS 777 hit a center island and crashed into a light post along Daang Hari road in Molino 4, Bacoor…

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BAGUIO CITY: Risky sexual behavior makes the person prone to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a known link in acquiring cervical cancer. In a Department of Health-led media forum with the Philippine Information Agency over the weekend, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (Bghmc) HIV/AIDS…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Troops killed a communist rebel and captured a wounded child soldier in fierce clashes in the southern province of Compostela Valley, security officials said Saturday. Officials said troops attacked members of the New People’s Army manning a roadblock in the village of Lunganapan in Laak town. Lt. Col.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: An unidentified gunman strafed a radio station in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province, police said Saturday. Police said the attack, which occurred at around 2.30 a.m. Friday, damaged the announcer’s booth of dxFL. The owner of the radio station, Franklin Lim, told police that he heard…

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GAMU, Isabela: A firefight broke out between government forces and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in the hinterlands of Abra province injuring a number of communist rebels, a military official said Saturday. The Army’s 41st Infantry Battalion led by 1Lt. Jesson G. Capoquian of the Gamu town based 5th…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A former marine colonel was killed inside his rest house here, police said. Fernando Camohoy, 59, was hacked in the head and shoulders and that his body was discovered Friday by his son Freniel in the house in Lamisahan village. The victim’s motorcycle and his gun were both…