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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned against consumption of shellfish collected in coastal areas which are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) based on the latest laboratory results the bureau conducted. According to a BFAR shellfish bulletin, the areas affected are the coastal waters of Daram…

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COMMUTERS and transport groups in General Santos strongly opposed the 40-meter train bus–Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT)–of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) that made a test run last week, calling it impractical since it adds to traffic congestion. Councilor Dominador Lagare Jr., chairman of the city council’s committee…

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BAAO, Camarines Sur: The Office of the Ombudsman has denied the motion for reconsideration Mayor Melquiades Gaite filed on its resolution dismissing him from the service on a graft case saying the official failed to present new evidence to prove his innocence. The Ombudsman said that it can only entertain…

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MILITARY troops in Marawi City recovered from underwater of Lake Lanao 30 assorted firearms believed thrown there by members of the Islamic State-linked Maute group as they escaped from the main battle area, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Monday. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Task Group Ranao deputy…

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MANGATAREM, Pangasinan: The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has included the P1.2-billion Pangasinan-Zambales road among the priority projects the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will implement from 2017 to 2022. The proposed 54-kilometer highway known as Kalikasan Road was a former logging area with potentials for development that…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against Iloilo City Rep. Geronimo Treñas in connection with the P.5-million fund he allegedly caused to be released to the Iloilo Press Club (IPC) during his term as city mayor. The Ombudsman alleged in the charge sheet…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. has endorsed construction of a 25-megawatt biomass power plant in Manapla town, saying it will address the province’s power problems. Maranon led groundbreaking of the new 25-MegaWatt (MW) Biomass power plant at Barangay Santa Teresa in Manapla that is owned by North…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine military on Sunday handed over to Vietnam ministry officials three of its kidnapped citizens rescued by troops in Tawi-Tawi on Friday. Another kidnapped Vietnamese sailor, Nguyin Huu Trong, allegedly died in captivity from a lingering illness. The three – Buy Xuan Vien, Bui Trung Duc and…

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Rescuers on Sunday morning found the bodies of two young lovers along Manila Bay off Pilar and Orion towns after they were reported missing on Saturday night while on a date at the Wetland and Nature Park in this city. Relatives identified the victims as James Carl…

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BIÑAN CITY, Laguna: Police have arrested a tricycle driver and a jobless man for manhandling a two-year-old child, causing her death on Saturday. The city police chief, Supt. Reydante Ariza, identified the suspects as Artsi delos Santos, 20, live-in partner of the victim’s mother and Harvey Capadocia, 23, the victim’s…

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