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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The subcontractor of Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp. (HHIC) whose employees figured in a fatal accident last May 12 said it has adopted corrective measures to prevent the recurrence of a similar incident that caused the death of a foreman and inflicted injury to three others. In a…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Muslim leaders and various stakeholders in Mindanao are pushing for the separation of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in favor of their inclusion in a Zamboanga Peninsula state should Congress approve the proposed federal government that President Rodrigo Duterte is advocating. ARMM…

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COTABATO CITY: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has committed a total of 2 billion Yen or $18 million for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City. The agreement was signed between Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd and Yoshio Wada, JICA representative to the Philippines JICA is a major benefactor of the…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued a work stoppage order (WSO) at the Hanjin shipyard in Subic, Zambales, after an accident that killed one worker and injured three others. In a report to DoLE Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd, Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita, DoLE Region 3 director, said the…

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ABOUT 80 elected candidates for the Sangguniang Kabataang (SK) in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) face disqualification for various election offenses, while the Commission on Elections (Comelec) suspended the proclamation of seven others in Bicol Region. Election officials in Region 10 said some candidates have not reached the 18-year-old requirement on the day of the…

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EMPLOYERS in Central Luzon have expressed agreement with the proposed P15 to P20 wage increase for workers in the private sector during public consultations by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). Zenaida Angara-Campita, Department of Labor and Employment regional director, said the proposal will be reviewed by the…

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: A supporter of slain former La Union lawmaker Eufranio Eriguel died while undergoing treatment at the Ilocos Training Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. Lawyer Cherry Untalan, Rep. Sandra Eriguel’s chief of staff, said Ricardo Santiago, alias Patrick Manabat, was among the eight wounded during the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Eight persons, including four policemen, were wounded in a raid on the lair of the Gallindez gun-for-hire group in Barangay Masaling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental on Thursday. Insp. Charmae de Paz, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office public information officer, identified the wounded lawmen as Senior Police Officer 2 Bryan…

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COTABATO CITY: Millions of Muslims all over the world, including Muslim Filipinos, begin their 30-day fasting in the month of Ramadan today. In an exclusive interview with The Manila Times, Aleem Said Ahmad Basher, chairman of the Imam Council of the Philippines, said he is happy to note that many…

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An American was shot dead in Silay City, Negros Occidental, on Tuesday night. A report said Erick Hendrickson, 57, was gunned down by two suspects around 10 p.m. in front of Old Hospital in Barangay 5, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Hendrickson is from Iowa and at the time of the…

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