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By John Constantine G. Cordon Reporter The Commission on Audit ruled that two bank officers of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Cotabato City should be held administratively liable after failing to exercise stringent measures that resulted in the loss of P32 million to another employee. In a decision of…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Four provincial governors in Bicol region have kept their posts, two new faces have emerged including a 23-year-old son of an outgoing governor to complete what was touted as the Bicol Bloc. The Bicol Bloc of six governors has five oppositionists and one from the ruling Liberal Party…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Gov. Jocel Baac of Kalinga province was overwhelmingly reelected in last week’s elections despite making headlines for hitting a broadcaster inside a radio station booth in 2011. Viewed as a vindication for his action, Baac was proclaimed for his second term as Kalinga governor under the administration’s…

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The only facility in Mindanao for mental patients, Davao Mental Hospital burned down at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Fire investigators placed the total cost of damage to P2 million. Chief of the investigation and intelligence section of the Bureau of Fire Protection 11 Rodolfo Alocelja said that except for the…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Fifteen days after four European tou’rists lost their lives on the slopes of Mount Mayon, a Russian mountaineer braved breaching the volcano’s “permanent danger zone,” fell into and was stuck at a gully 1,700 meters above sea level. Both legs broken in the fall, he is now fighting…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: Defeated congressional candidate Felicito“Tong”Payumo on Wednesday announced that he is going to file an electoral protest based on the outcome of the May 13 elections the results of which he described as “statistically improbable, if not impossible.” The former chairman of the Bases Conversion Development Authority who sought…

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AN Australian wanted for homicide arising from recklessness was arrested on Tuesday night at his home in a suburban village in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, police reports said on Wednesday. Reports at the PNP national operations center in Camp Crame identified the Australian as 64-year-old Grayson Ian Mitchell, a…

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NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebels have freed in Compostela Valley on Tuesday afternoon six security agency personnel they abducted and held hostage earlier in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, police reports said on Wednesday. Reports said the six, of Dasia Security Agency, were freed by the rebels at about 3:30…

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BAGUIO CITY: The city government is set to approve a P1.7-million improvement project of the Burnham Park biking area, which has become popular to visitors and residents. For only P150 to P300, children spend an hour or two to ride their bikes at the cool recreation area. Ireneo Gallato, Baguio…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Gunmen seized a social worker and a skipper of a fishing trawler in the restive province of Basilan , authorities said on Wednesday. It said Jennelyn Enpera, who works for the Department of Social Welfare and Development, was abducted in the town of Ungkaya Pukan. Enpera is in-charge…