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COTABATO CITY: The fast approval of P33.569-billion budget for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for 2018 by the Senate in less than one minute on Wednesday was perceived by the constituents as the lawmakers’ trust and confidence in the leadership of the autonomous region. ARMM executive secretary Laisa…

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Top officials in Cebu inaugurated a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) wharf at the City of Pulambato Port in Bogo City to spur economic growth in northern Cebu. Gov. Hilario Davide 3rd said the wharf makes Cebu accessible to neighboring islands, including Luzon. Similarly, Bogo City Mayor Carlo Martinez said the opening of…

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CEBU City will implement color coding and ID System on all vendors of candles, flowers, balloons and religious icon near the Basilica del Santo Niño during the fiesta celebration commonly known as Sinulog Mardigras on the third Sunday of January next year. City Councilor and Deputy Mayor Dave Tumulak met…

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BACOLOD CITY: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Region 6 has filed murder charges against 20 members of the Sibalom Police, including its chief, and the Antique police’s Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) for the killing of a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent in an operation last June.…

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TROPICAL depression Odette slightly accelerated, tagging more areas under Signal No. 1 as it moved toward Cagayan on Thursday. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Cagayan Valley issued a flood advisory after four bridges were rendered impassable because of a heavy downpour. Impassable were Cagayan’s Tawi overflow bridge in…

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The Commission on Audit (COA) has found Olongapo City remiss in its duty for failure to collect over P159-million additional revenues from delinquent taxpayers. It asked Mayor Rolen Paulino to order department heads of concerned economic enterprises to implement aggressive collection strategies. The 2016 CoA report said the unrealized additional…

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COTABATO CITY: Gunmen shot dead the father of the bride and injured the bridegroom shortly after Muslim wedding rites for the couple in a masjid (mosque) inside the Mall of Alnor here Thursday morning. Martial law is still in place in Mindanao where civilians are prohibited to carry firearms. Chief…

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THE giant vessel manufacturing company in Subic, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines Incorporated (HHIC-Phil), on Thursday said it is not wary of labor unions. “Labor union is good. It benefits the workers, but we prefer organizations within the company that are not affiliated with groups with political or militant leanings,”…

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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga: Central Luzon police have deployed personnel and imposed a high-alert status for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders’ meeting set for November 11–13 in Clark. Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director and commander of the Asean Task Force CL-Clark, on Thursday said security…

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: A woman and his alleged lover, who allegedly killed her husband on her orders, were arrested by police operatives in separate operations in Bani and Agno towns on Wednesday. Senior Supt. Ronald Oliver-Lee, police provincial director, said Rossana Junio, 32, and Joey Ochavez, 27, both of Barangay Centro…

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