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DAVAO CITY: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the police and military to lock down the city hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a 60-day martial law in Mindanao late Tuesday evening. The mayor asked non-residents to postpone visits to Davao City if these are not important as security checks…

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The Islamic State (IS) has owned up to attacks in Marawi City, Lanao del Norte, that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire Mindanao island under martial law late Tuesday and forced thousands to flee the city on Wednesday for fear of being caught in the crossfire between government…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed charges of graft and malversation through falsification against former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Nur Misuari and several others over the allegedly anomalous procurement of multi-media information technology packages, information technology packages and educational materials from several private companies. Based on…

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CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna: Thirty inmates died in various lock-up cells in the Calabarzon region from January to May from to high blood pressure and respiratory diseases because of overcrowding in the jails. The region is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Records of Police Regional Office (PRO)…

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IBA, Zambales: Zambales Gov. Amor Deloso on Wednesday said dredging and desilting operations at the mouth of the Santo Tomas River bordering the towns of San Felipe and San Narciso are legal and should not have been stopped by authorities. An inter-agency raiding team led by the National Bureau of…

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LEGAZPI CITY, Albay: Three persons died while 18 others were injured after the passenger jeepney they were riding in fell into a 30-meter ravine along the Maharlika National Highway in Matnog, Sorsogon on Tuesday afternoon, the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO 5) here reported on Wednesday morning. Sr. Insp.…

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An intense firefight between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Maute Group started late afternoon on Tuesday in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, amid fear of local residents that a “great war” will come to the city. The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it…

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COTABATO CITY: Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday led the turnover of an Islamic school building worth P20 million to the community of Sumisip municipality in Basilan. This is part of an ongoing ARMM program to help curb the spread of radicalism…

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SAN FELIPE, Zambales: Nine Chinese and one Indonesian crew from five vessels involved in desilting and dredging operations at the mouth of Santo Tomas River in this province were arrested on Saturday, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). NBI agents, along with personnel from the Bureau of Immigration,…

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BACOLOD CITY: La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan has questioned the appointment of a new chief of police of her town while she was on leave. The mayor said she was surprised that when she came back from an official leave — May 17 to 19 — a new police chief…

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