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‘FALCON’ BOOSTS PANTABANGAN DAM’S WATER RESERVE

A rice farm in Nueva Ecija. (Photo by Marilyn Galang) CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija - The National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated[...]

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NBI SEIZES P5-M ‘HOT’ LUMBER IN BULACAN

July 17, 2019 - 5:55 PM

‘HOT’ LUMBER. Personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bulacan examine the illegally cut lumber worth approximately PHP5 million inside a warehouse in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Monday (July 15, 2019). It was found out that the warehouse, owned by a certain Ricky Yu, has no necessary permits to operate. (Photo by Manny Balbin) CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — […]

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CLASSES SUSPENDED IN ALBAY DUE TO CONTINUOUS RAINS

July 16, 2019 - 5:24 PM

LEGAZPI CITY – Classes in all levels were suspended on Tuesday in the towns of Guinobatan, Polangui, Libon, and Ligao City, all in Albay, due to the moderate to heavy rains spawned by Tropical Depression Falcon since Monday night. Local disaster councils issued a disaster advisory suspending classes in anticipation of flooding and landslides in low-lying […]

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COPS ARREST 2 FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS IN CAVITE

July 14, 2019 - 6:49 PM

LOOSE FIREARMS IN GENTRI. Suspect Jaime Petilos and the seized assorted firearms during a simultaneous anti-criminality raid in General Trias City, Cavite on July 11, 2019. (PNA photo by Dennis Abrina)  GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – Police arrested two persons for illegal possession of firearms during the implementation of the search warrant, in line with the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality […]

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ILLEGAL LUMBER SEIZED IN NUEVA ECIJA

July 12, 2019 - 4:02 PM

ABANDONED. Authorities seize 36 pieces of illegally cut lumber found abandoned in Barangay Calaanan, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija on Thursday (July 11, 2019). The confiscated pieces of lumber were turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for custody and proper disposition. (Photo courtesy of Nueva Ecija’s 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company) BALER, Aurora —  A staggering […]

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2 PUSHERS NABBED, P170-K SHABU SEIZED IN NAGA CITY

July 11, 2019 - 5:56 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — Police operatives seized PHP170,000 worth of suspected shabu from two alleged drug pushers in a buy-bust operation in Naga City on Tuesday, June 11. Brothers Francis and Ranel Romeo Bucay were arrested in a drug sting in Barangay Tabuco at around 3:20 pm., Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-5 (Bicol) spokesperson, said Caught […]

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4 PANGASINAN TOWNS BENEFIT FROM POTABLE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

July 10, 2019 - 4:08 PM

BOLINAO, Pangasinan — Some barangays in the towns of Agno, Bani, Urbiztondo and Bolinao were the recipients of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) SALINTUBIG (Sagana at Ligtas na TUBIG para sa Lahat) in 2017 and 2018. DILG Pangasinan officer-in-charge Randy dela Rosa said the towns have received two projects worth about PHP12 […]

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BIR SHUTS DOWN 3 TAX DELINQUENT FIRMS IN PANGASINAN

July 10, 2019 - 4:05 PM

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional District Office here has locked down three business establishments in Pangasinan for their failure to pay taxes properly and on time, as part of its ‘Oplan Kandado’ campaign. “The Oplan Kandado is part of our (BIR) program enforcement activities where we can go after, and even […]

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FLOATING SOLAR PLANT MULLED IN BINGA, AMBUKLAO

July 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

DOUBLE PURPOSE. Ambuklao and Binga hydro electric plant reservoirs, in this photo, are also being looked into as possible location for other floating solar power plants of SN Aboitiz Power. This will not only address the problem of agricultural lands being converted to solar fields but will also address the growing need for electricity to […]

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ILOCOS NORTE TOWNSFOLK STEP UP TO PROMOTE CLEAN AIR

July 10, 2019 - 3:57 PM

FUN WALK. Some residents in Burgos, Ilocos Norte join a 5-kilometer eco fun walk to advocate pollution-free environment. Running for nine years now, the eco fun walk every month of June continues to attract more volunteers and participants all over the world who share the same passion of caring for Mother Earth. (Photo courtesy of Poblacion […]

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LAGUNA SCHOOLS URGED TO TIGHTEN SECURITY

July 10, 2019 - 3:54 PM

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEBRIEFING. Students of Castor Alviar National High School undergo psychological debriefing at the main multipurpose hall, Barangay Masili, Calamba City Monday (July 9, 2019). Classes were temporarily suspended to give way to the debriefing. (Photo by Robert A. Maico) CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — Laguna Provincial Police Office (LPPO) director, Col. Eleazar Pepito Matta on Tuesday urged […]

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1 KILLED, 8 ARRESTED IN BULACAN ANTI-DRUG OPS

July 10, 2019 - 3:49 PM

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, Bulacan — Another drug pusher was killed and eight other drug suspects were arrested Monday and Tuesday as a result of the intensified anti-illegal drug operations in the province. Col. Chito Bersaluna, provincial director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said the drug suspect identified as Joe Deocareza was neutralized during […]

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BULACAN COP CHIEF DISMISSES NEW EJK REPORTS

July 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Col. Chito Bersaluna, director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office. (File photo) CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A Bulacan police official has dismissed the statement of Amnesty International, a group advocating human rights, which named the province of Bulacan as the “new epicenter of extrajudicial killings (EJK)” in the country. Col. Chito Bersaluna, director of the Bulacan […]

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ILOCOS NORTE PROVINCIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REORGANIZED

July 10, 2019 - 3:45 PM

REORGANIZATION. Members of a multi-sectoral group attend the first meeting and reorganization of the Provincial Advisory Council of the Philippine National Police at the Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall on Tuesday (July 9, 2019). The council aims to monitor and oversee the implementation of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030. (Photo by Leilanie Adriano) LAOAG CITY—To promote […]

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LAGUNA MUSEUM REACHES OUT TO VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

July 10, 2019 - 3:43 PM

MUSEUM. Zarah Escueta (center), senior curator of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)-run Museo ni Jose Rizal sa Calamba, officials from the Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte, Touch the Artists’ Vision and Calamba Cultural Heritage and Historical Society lead the museum visitors, among them visually-impaired, to appreciate art and artifacts on […]

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GANG LEADER SLAIN IN SHOOTOUT WITH COPS IN SORSOGON

July 9, 2019 - 4:10 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — A criminal gang leader was killed on Monday in an encounter with police operatives in a remote village of Juban town in Sorsogon, a police report said. Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-5 (Bicol) spokesperson, said Ralph Deri, leader of Deri Criminal Gang, was killed in a clash with a crack team […]

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TOURISM HELPS BOOST ABACA INDUSTRY IN CATANDUANES

July 9, 2019 - 4:08 PM

An abaca stripper locally known as “paraha’got” in the province of Catanduanes. (Photo by Jorge Hallare) VIRAC, Catanduanes — The abaca industry of this island-province has been receiving a boost after the provincial tourism office incorporated it in its tourism programs. Carmel Bonifacio-Garcia, the province’s tourism officer, said in an interview over the weekend that the provincial government […]

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