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THE Office of the Ombudsman ordered the suspension of Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante of Dalaguete town in Cebu and seven others after they were found liable for misconduct and neglect of duty in connection with a fishing boat that sank in 2014. Found administratively liable along with Cesante were former…

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TIAONG, Quezon: A lawyer was killed by a lone gunman who barged in her private office at Barangay Lalig this town at about 6 p.m. on Sunday. The victim, Expectacion Baldeo, 65, was in her office talking to a supervisor of the gasoline station she owns when two unidentified armed…

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A distressed vessel carrying about 66 passengers en route to Zamboanga City was rescued by a Philippine Navy ship off Baluk-Baluk Island in Basilan on Friday night. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces of Western Mindanao, said the rescue of the distressed vessel was done last Friday…

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BACOLOD CITY: Operatives of the Optical Media Board (OMB) and local police seized assorted pirated digital video discs (DVDs) amounting to P13.5 million during simultaneous raids on Friday at the public market in Barangay 1 Poblacion of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The operations yielded 97 sacks of fake DVDs and…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Four police officers were wounded in a firefight with about 100 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who attacked the police station of Binuangan town in Misamis Oriental before dawn on Sunday. Senior Supt. Rolando Destura, Misamis Oriental police provincial director, identified the wounded as…

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THE Cagayan Police Provincial Office (CPPO) in Tuguegarao City strongly condemned the killing of a councilor of Baggao town by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) as it dispatched a team to track down the assailants. Senior Supt. Warren Gaspar Tolito, CPPO provincial director, said the attack that killed…

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BACOLOD CITY: A multi-agency approach to prevent fatal road accidents especially those involving trucks overloaded with sugarcane is urgently needed, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., said. “Time and again, we are reminded that non-compliance with the loading policy makes our roads unsafe and endangers the lives of motorists,” he…

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IBA, Zambales: Unknown to many, this province can offer not only marine and forest products but mineral deposits that may save the country’s economy. In an interview with The Manila Times, Gov. Amor Deloso said Zambales is rich in at least 27minerals that include chromite, gold, manganese as well as…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed a police officer and wounded six others during an ambush of a Philippine National Police (PNP) convoy at about 1 a.m. on Saturday in Labo, Camarines Norte. Killed was Police Officer (PO)2 Richard Abad. Wounded were PO2 Ronald Gutierrez, PO2…

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A MUNICIPAL councilor of Baggao town in Cagayan province was killed by alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who barged into his house on Saturday morning at Barangay Awallan. Based on a statement released to Bombo Radyo in Tuguegarao City, the NPA’s Henry Abraham East Cagayan Command claimed…

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