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Although acquitted of murder charges, Jennifer Dalquez, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) employed as a domestic helper in the United Arab Emerates (UAE), would still be in jail for two and a half years, the remainder of her five-year sentence. Jennifer was saved from death row after the UAE Court…

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BAGUIO CITY: The local government through the City Health Services Office (CHSO) recently launched an anti-dengue program dubbed “Juan Tireless Day” to help in destroying breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in the households in the Summer Capital’s barangay (villages). Dr. Donabel Tubera, CHSO Medical Officer IV, said that under the…

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CAMALIG, Albay: A century-old church in Camalig, Albay, has been declared by the National Museum as a national treasure. The declaration was made on Saturday during the town fiesta of St. John the Baptist parish in Camalig over the weekend here. Camalig Mayor Maria Ahrdail Baldo said the almost 500-year…

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A Bureau of Customs (BoC) employee assigned to the Port of Davao has been removed from his post for alleged bribery. The employee, whose name was withheld pending results of investigation, was accused of involvement in an anomalous transaction after he was caught on close-circuit television (CCTV) camera video that…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a case before the Department of Justice against GMC Construction and Development Corp. (GMC) and its president, Fred de la Cruz, for failure to pay P191.19 million in taxes for 2008 and 2009. GMC, engaged in general construction business, has registered address…

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BAGUIO CITY: Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ordered the City Engineering Office and the Department of Public Works and Highways—Baguio City District Engineering Office to conduct necessary clearing operations in all the city’s drainage systems to prevent flooding around the Summer Capital during the rainy season. Domogan said concerned personnel must…

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BALANGA City: The first bridal hair and make-up competition in the province formed part of the first Bataan wedding fair dubbed as “Traje” that was held recently at the events center of Vista Mall in this city. Some 16 local make-up artists from all over Bataan participated and for one…

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BACOLOD CITY: The family of slain sugar planter Norberto Lumayno does not believe that New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed their relative. Raul Baterna, brother-in-law of Lumayno, over the weekend told Bombo Radyo Bacolod that it was a “diversionary tactic” of those responsible to leave foodstuff, backpacks and an NPA…

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MARAWI CITY: The Maranao men, apparently missing in evacuation centers, were cited for their humanitarian efforts to ease the plight of hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by the on-going fighting in this city amid security concerns. Drieza Abato Lininding, a Maranao activist and critic of the Marawi siege, said…

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: The city of Alaminos was the first city while the town of Basista is the fifth and the latest municipality to be declared drug-free here. Senior Supt. Ronald Oliver-Lee, Pangasinan provincial police chief, told The Manila Times that a drug-free marker was installed in Alaminos recently by regional…