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LEGAZPI CITY: Three boatmen were rescued while one was reported missing after their two motorized banca (small boats) capsized on the rough seas of Caramoan, Camarines Sur on Friday. State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical Administration (Pag-asa) had warned Bicol officials, disaster responders and the public to be on…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to help the military protect the non-Muslim Teduray tribe in the province from the atrocities of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Mangudadatu, who is also chairman of the Maguindanao Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC),…

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GAMU, Isabela: The new chief of the Philippine Army’s Fifth Infantry Division (5ID) warned members of the New People’s Army (NPA) that they face a bloody year if they do not surrender to government forces. Brig. Gen. Perfecto Rimando Jr., newly-installed commanding general of the Army’s 5ID based in Camp…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Second Division has issued preventive suspension order against former mayor and now Punong Barangay Francisco Adalim of Barangay 4, Poblacion in Taft town, Eastern Samar pending litigation of the graft charges and disobedience case he is facing. Adalim’s suspension was sought by the prosecution invoking Section 13 of…

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SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela: Forest products of more than 1,110 board feet assorted hardwood, believed to be from illegally cut timber in Barangay Dubinan West here were confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The seized items include 16 pieces of Mayapis, 81 Melina and nine Acasia lumber including…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Sanggunian Panlungsod of Bacolod City is looking into imposing stricter regulations on cockfighting especially those in the barangay (villages). Cockfights are not only a source of entertainment in the city but also income-generating activities for villages, especially during fiesta celebrations. Councilor Wilson Gamboa made the proposed amendments…

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CAMP GEN ALEJO S SANTOS, City of Malolos, Bulacan: Five drug pushers were killed while 95 illegal drugs suspects were arrested in simultaneous Enhance Managing Police Operation (EMPO) conducted by Bulacan Police. In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, the five slain during police…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: Five of the 27 passengers, including an eight-month-old baby, were killed when the bus, San Isidro Lines (VVB 881), slammed into a parked vehicle on Thursday in Barangay Santa Cruz here. Police investigation revealed the bus was traveling north at about 9 a.m. toward Barangay Salvacion in the…

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COTABATO CITY: Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday warned that sanctions will be imposed on absentee and non-performing local chief executives. The warning came after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, martial law administrator in Min­danao, ordered a closer monitoring of local chief executives in the region…

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NAGA CITY: Incessant rains that began at midnight on Thursday caused a landslide and flooding in low-lying areas and the city’s central business district here, prompting Mayor John Bongat and the Camarines Sur provincial government to suspend classes in all levels on Friday. As of 9 a.m. on Friday, a section of Panganiban Drive leading to the…

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