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A group of typhoon victims and survivors has filed a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman–Visayas against Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan of Catbalogan City, Samar and two others in connection with the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” in 2015. Also named respondents are Nida…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay personally led the final rally for the 2017 Tax Campaign Kickoff program of Revenue Region (RR) No. 10 in Legazpi City recently. In his keynote address at the Casablanca Convention Hall, Dulay rallied the near-full house crowd digging on tax campaign theme —“Tunay na…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A five-year old girl was raped and brutally killed by her neighbor who had been arrested and jailed in Polomolok, South Cotabato. Police said the girl was found naked, bloodied with more a dozen stab wounds and her abdomen had been cut open when neighbors and village watchmen…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., has ordered the 60-day preventive suspension of Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan effective on March 21 pending investigation on the cases of grave misconduct/malversation of public funds filed against him before the office of the governor. Tabianan will be replaced by lawyer Japhet…

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Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno welcomed on Wednesday over 100 representatives from government agencies, civil society, academe, and business sector participating in the Philippine Open Government Dialogues kick-off program in Davao, City. The first in the series of public consultation workshops entitled “Co-Creating the 4th Philippine…

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SANTA BARBARA, Pangasinan: Bounties of the land and water are showcased in a five-day product exposition of farmers and fisherfolk here from March 28 to April 1, an event described by organizers as a “curtain-raiser for the colorful and meaningful Pistay Dayat, dubbed as Pangasinan’s “mother of all festivals.” Agriculture…

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The Joint Task Force Sulu composed of a Philippine Marines team and the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) on Thursday rescued two Malaysian seafarers kidnapped by the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu eight months ago, military officials said on Thursday. The victims – Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdurahim Bin…

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“Through our partnership with the Philippine government, more than 1.3 million Filipinos have gained access to improved sanitation and over 1.5 million more now have access to safe and clean drinking water,” United Stated Ambassador Sung Kim said on Wednesday in his keynote address during the finale ceremony of US…

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President Rodrigo Duterte will lead this year’s 38th commencement exercises for the 2017 Masidlak class of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) at Camp Gen. Mariano Castaneda, Silang, Cavite, today. The President will address the 144 graduating cadets who will be commissioned as officers (with the rank of Inspector equivalent…

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