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SAN JOSE, Tarlac: National Irrigation Administration chief Ricardo Visaya led the time capsule laying for the construction of Balog-Balog mega-dam project in Barangay Maamot here with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco and local officials recently. The 105.5-meter high dam with three cascading sections each at 25 meters high and a crest…

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Twenty-one alleged drug pushers were killed in the “One Time Big Time” operation of the Bulacan Police followed by the arrest of 64 more drug suspects in simultaneous police raids conducted in 24 hours since Monday until the celebration of 429th founding anniversary of Bulacan on Tuesday. After the 24…

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CAMP VICEENTE LIM, Laguna: Four Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) chiefs of police were removed from their posts effective Friday, August 11, for failure to stop illegal numbers games in their respective jurisdictions. In Batangas, Supt. Carlos Barde was sacked as Lipa City chief of police and Supt.…

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THE Balagtas Tollgate of STAR Expressway has been reopened to Class 1 or light vehicles after the Sabang Bridge along Ibaan was repaired, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday. Earlier, the tollgate was closed as the Sabang Bridge was damaged by Typhoon Niña last December. Vehicles were diverted…

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LAS NAVAS, Northern Samar: The 803rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army (PA), based in Camp Sumoroy, Catarman, Northern Samar broke its silence on reports that 10 soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) under the Silvio Pajares Command here. In a media…

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The ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province has displaced thousands of people, with more than 77,000 fleeing to almost inaccessible areas along the eastern shore of Lake Lanao. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, completed August 9-10…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Another Filipino hostage of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) escaped before dawn on Monday and was recovered by Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu on Tapiantana Island off Sumisip town in Basilan. In a report, JTF Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said that Edmund Ramos, alias Moymoy, was…

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The provincial government of Misamis Oriental on Monday ordered a total ban on the entry of all shipments of poultry products from Luzon in response to reports of an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in Pampanga. Similarly, in Bataan and La Union an inter-agency task force was formed…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A probe on the operations of the only industrial economic zone in Misamis Oriental started on Monday in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to investigate alleged corruption in the government-run Philippine Investment Veterans Development Corp. (Phividec). Newly appointed Phividec administrator, Franklin Quijano, said “there are…

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ABUCAY, Bataan: Five local terrorists died as they tried to attack the police station here. On board a car, the armed men, one in police uniform, approached the closed front gate of the police station and told police officers they were there for inspection. Police officers on duty asked for…