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COTABATO CITY: This city is safe from infiltration by terrorists with local executives and barangay (village) chairmen closely guarding the perimeters and waterways, military officials here said. Major Gen. Arnel de la Vega, commanding general of the 6th Infantry Division, said they have secured all possible entry points to prevent…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police killed an allegedly notorious suspect with a string of murder and frustrated-murder cases to his name during a clash in Naga town of Zamboanga Sibugay on Tuesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, regional police spokesman, said Moner Jikiri Timbol, 44, a member of Abdusalan band of the Abu…

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Senior Supt. Romeo Ruel Berango, the police chief of General Santos City, allegedly continues to refuse to implement an order of the mayor to stop the operation of the Small Town Lottery (STL) backed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Mayor Ronnel Rivera had issued the cease and desist…

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Makati City is gearing up for a citywide micro-chipping program for about 32,000 dogs as part of its animal identification program, which will make the city the first local government unit (LGU) in the country to implement the use of PET iCHIP technology in a large-scale setting. A dog lover…

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The Bureau of Customs (BoC) has seized a 20-footer container van with sacks of glutinous rice worth at least P2 million. The shipment, which had been declared as polyster knitted breast cups, lacked an importation permit. The contraband was consigned to Worldwide Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said…

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San Jose, Occidental Mindoro: A businessman was killed in an ambush by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle along Ubas Road here on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Insp. Juan Aguacito of San Jose Police Office said the victim, Jean Paul Encina, 33, of Ubas Road Barangay Pag-asa, owner of Jaypee Agri Machineries,…

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The second most wanted person of Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), who is facing murder and frustrated murder charges, was arrested by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Occidental Mindoro in a recent operation in Negros Occidental. Danilo Tarun, head of CIDG-Occidental Mindoro, said Marcelo Sumaoang, 34,…

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BACOLOD CITY: Militant groups in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will hold a two-day rally to marked the declaration of martial law in 1972 in three key cities in the province. Bayan-Negros secretary-general Christian Tuayon said his group and other organizations started the protest on Wednesday on the streets of…

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Catarman, Northern Samar: Six members of the New People’s Army (NPA) based in Northern Samar have surrendered with their firearms to live a normal life, ending their armed struggle for years. Army Capt. Federico Morales, Philippine Army civil military operations chief and spokesman for the 803rd Infantry Brigade, based in…

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will impose stricter penalties on illegal fishers, especially foreign fishermen caught poaching in Philippine waters, officials said. In 2016, the agency filed 361 cases against fishermen who were caught illegally fishing, including foreigners suspected of poaching. The P10.7 million fines collected during…

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