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BACOLOD CITY: Jealousy proved fatal to four people, including a five-year-old boy, and wounded two other family members in Moises Padilla town of Negros Occidental. Initial investigation by Moises Padilla police showed that jealousy over a woman led to the confrontation between relatives James Labiga, 27 and Kerwin Royo, 22.…

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The organized union of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has filed a protest and called for another election after the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) declared as a failure the certification election conducted recently for the three labor unions. The Alyansa ng Manggagawang Pilipino Organisado–Trade…

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CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: Vice Gov. Antonio Albano has expressed alarm over the series of killings in several towns in the province and called on authorities to arrest the perpetrators immediately. The latest shooting incident happened here when men riding a motorcycle shot dead Socrates Bala and his live-in partner on…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Mayor Maria Isabel Salazar has closed a radio and television station in Zamboanga City and ordered an audit of all local radio and television outfits here. E-Media Productions, which has been operating radio and television stations for four years now, was served with a temporary closure order on…

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CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: A son of a former trial court judge and his live-in partner were shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in front of a restaurant in this city on Monday night. Police said Socrates Ramos Bala Sr., 41, married, a resident of District 1 in this city and the…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Second Division fined former Isabela Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca P4,000 after she pleaded guilty to breach of conduct cases filed against her in 2015. Padaca was accused of failing to file her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for the years 2007 to 2010. She…

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BACOLOD CITY: A modern hospital, equipped with state-of-the- art technology, will soon rise in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed by the city government and Memphis Mission of Mercy. Under the MoU, Victorias City will allocate a two-hectare lot for the hospital near the…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay Airshed Governing Board has approved a resolution encouraging the local government units in BLISTT to implement a Carless Day anytime this November as part of the celebration of Clean Air Month. Reynaldo Digamo, regional director of the Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera Autonomous Region (EMB-CAR), said members…

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A MOTORCYCLE-riding gunman shot dead Goody Tolentino, chairman of Barangay Poblacion in Mandaluyong City at 6 p.m. on Monday. Senior Supt. Joaquin Alva, Mandaluyong police chief, said Tolentino was inside a billiard hall when the suspect, wearing a black jacket, approached him and shot him at close range. Authorities said…

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