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AT least five Philippine Army soldiers, two of them intelligence operatives, were killed and nine others were wounded in separate attacks by suspected members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) in Quezon and Davao Oriental on the eve of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address. Major Gen. Roderick…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Two minors preparing the stage for a rally dubbed as “People’s State of the Nation Address” were reportedly arrested in Iligan City while about 2,000 protesters from Northern Mindanao trooped to the place in a convoy to stage a mass protest on Monday. Wildon Barros, Bayan…

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Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd announced that the LandBank of the Philippines has begun implementing a Japan-funded $40 million (P1.76 billion) project to jumpstart agribusiness investments and raise farmers’ incomes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas in Southern Philippines. The loan agreement for this…

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DAVAO City, through the Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC), launched an improved investment promotion website with the help of Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. The website – invest.davaocity.gov.ph – was officially launched during the first Davao Investment Conference last week at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang Premier,…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Various local government units (LGUs), colleges and universities suspended classes in all levels here on Monday as transport groups launched a Bicol-wide transport strike which coincided with President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address. Affected were the provinces of in Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur and Camarines…

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THE Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division affirmed its ruling dismissing the graft case filed against former Palawan Gov. Mario Joel Reyes, former Department of Agriculture (DA)-Regional Unit IV executive director Dennis Araullo and former officer-in-charge regional technical director Rodolfo Guieb in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of liquid fertilizers in 2004.…

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TWO individuals posing as employees the Bureau of Customs (BoC) offering positions in the bureau for a fee were arrested in an entrapment by joint operatives of the Customs Police Rapid Intervention Group (CPRIG) and the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG). In a report submitted to Customs…

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A 13-year-old boy, apparently suffering from a mental problem, was arrested for the death of a five-year-old girl who was placed in a sack in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan on Saturday night. Supt. Fitz Macariola, city police chief, said Mark Allister del Rosario, of Verde Heights Subdivision, Barangay…

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Acting on information from an official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives seized 10 kilos of high-grade shabu worth P60 million inside an abandoned car along the service road of Roxas Boulevard near the Ospital ng Maynila in Manila on Monday. NBI Director Dante…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: A barangay (village) chairman and seven of his men were arrested over the weekend in General Salipada K. Pendatun town in Maguindanao for alleged possession of shabu and explosives. Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao provincial police office director, said Datumama Bantuan Abdul, chairman of Barangay Midconding, used…

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