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NAGA CITY: Some 3,000 netizens have so far signed an online petition condemning the destruction of the Golden Rice trial farm in Pili, Camarines Sur. Initiated by Indian scientist Channa Prakash, the petition, titled “Global scientific community condemns destruction of field trials of Golden Rice in the Philippines,” is making…

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CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, Tuguegarao City: The joint elements of Ramon Police Station and Isabela Provincial Public Safety Company arrested on Wednesday five drug users while in pot session at Barangay Oscariz, Ramon town, Isabela Police Regional Office 2 regional director Rodrigo de Gracia identified the arrested suspects as Rizalyn…

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SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan: A pro-environment bloc based here has suggested that the Aquino administration review and amend its environment programs to address worsening floods that plague the country during the wet season. Bro. Martin Francisco, chair of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society Inc. (Ssmesi), said that…

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COTABATO CITY: The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), through its branch here, is assisting over 1,300 public school teachers from Maguindanao to pay up debts they owed for years to loan sharks, the regional Department of Education (DepEd) office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) announced this…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza of North Cotabato has ordered a probe on Monday’s hostage taking of a jail guard by inmates at the provincial penitentiary at Barangay Amas here, even as she expressed disgust over an alleged cover-up of the incident by the facility’s officials. Leaders of 834 inmates,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels have owned up the attack on a construction firm working on government dam project in the southern Philippines. Ka Isabel Fermiza, a spokesman for the New People’s Army Mount Apo Sub-Regional Command, said the project is threatening to damage a major source of drinking water in…

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CABARROGUIS, Quirino: The release of a very rare and regarded as endangered soft-shelled turtle to its habitat in the Addalam River here was postponed for tourists to have a good look of its broad head, short snout and frog-like facial features. The release was postponed following the request of barangay…

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ONE soldier was killed and three others wounded after government troops clashed with a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Tuesday night in a remote village in Isabela, military reports said Wednesday. Lt. Colonel Ramon Zagala, the military chief information officer, said the clash between troops and rebels occurred…

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BAGUIO CITY: The City Environment and Parks Management Office (Cepmo) has turned a vacant space at the Baguio City Hall grounds here into a Bio Resource Center, which will showcase efforts in addressing various environmental concerns. City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the other city officials recently inaugurated the city hall’s…

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SAN Pablo City, touted as the “jeepney capital of the Philippines,” experienced a financial crunch in 2012 as it posted debts amounting to P226 million. In the latest report of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the financial health of the prime city in the province of Laguna, state auditors…