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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government troops and pro-government militias held the first “harvest festival” in Mati City in Davao Oriental province in southern Philippines, army officials said on Friday. Officials said festival was jointly celebrated by Civilian Active Auxiliaries and the 72nd Infantry Battalion. Col. Benjamin Madrigal, commander of the 701st Infantry…

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The Philippine Navy (PN) on Friday announced that the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the country’s second Hamilton-class cutter, has arrived in the waters of Casiguran town, Aurora province on Friday morning. Lt. Commodore Gregory Fabic, Navy spokesman, said that the frigate arrived at about 8 a.m. Fabic said that the vessel,…

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KALIBO town in Aklan province will have an Ati-Atihan gallery soon that will feature its rich history and traditions through photographs, documents and collections. Albert Menes, chairman of the Kalibo Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (Kasafi) said the gallery will be staged at the Kasafi office located at the second…

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The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) of Aklan province on Friday joined the call of the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the regulation of fire dancers and lighted sand castles in the island resort. DOT earlier said that fire dancers and lighted sand castles in Boracay could possibly…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels have freed five government soldiers taken captive six weeks ago after their families and humanitarian groups appealed for their safe release, a spokesman for the New People’s Army said. Rubi del Mundo said the Wednesday’s order to free the prisoners-of-war came from the National Democratic Front-Southern…

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DUCULA carola or imperial pigeons, known in Tagalog as “balud” were reportedly spotted in the coastal villages of Davila and Dilavo in northern Pasuquin town in Ilocos Norte. This has prompted the provincial government to formulate conservation measures to protect and save one of the world’s endangered bird species amid…

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Karatedo wagi no tesuke. The way of the empty hand fosters justice. Thus proclaimed one of the progenitors of this deadly art of combat. Taking their cue, police operatives in Western Visayas have started to undergo training on martial arts in a bid to improve their self-discipline and enhance their…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said that at least 32 people have been killed in at least 10 bombings that have been recorded in Mindanao and Metro Manila since 2011. Data obtained PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame show that since January 2011, police have recorded nine bombing…

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The provincial government of Isabela partnered with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to develop an integrated provincial disaster risk reduction management plan. Atty. Noel Lopez, administrator of the Province of Isabela, said in a statement that the formulation of PDRRMP would help integrate various efforts conducted within the province,…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Dismissed permanent employees of the provincial government had sought the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to step into their illegal dismissal. But not all the more than 300 fired workers mustered the courage and resources to question the order of dismissal by the provincial government through Executive Order…