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7 DEAD, 15 HURT AS TRUCK FALLS OFF RAVINE

DEADLY RIDE. A dump truck falls into a five-meter ravine at Barangay Balaway on Saturday morning (April 20, 2019),killing seven[...]

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ILOCOS PROVINCE RAZED BY WILFIRES, RESIDENTS URGED PREVENTION

April 22, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Grassfire damage in Piddig, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY—The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) in Ilocos Norte has called on local residents, particularly those living in mountainous areas, to help prevent the occurrence of grassfires this summer. Estrella “Baby” Sacro, project manager of the Barangay Ranger Officers, on Saturday said there […]

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8 DEAD, 21 INJURED IN HOLY WEEK MISHAPS IN CORDILLERA

April 22, 2019 - 1:39 PM

BAGUIO CITY — Four vehicular accidents occurred in three provinces of Cordillera on Black Saturday and Easter Sunday killing eight and injuring 21 others. Based on the report of the Police Regional Office Cordillera Administrative Region (PROCOR), the eight persons killed in an accident in Tabuk City, Kalinga on Saturday were identified as Jules Mangagom Alvester, […]

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8 DEAD, 21 INJURED IN HOLY WEEK MISHAPS IN CORDILLERA

April 21, 2019 - 9:08 PM

BAGUIO CITY — Four vehicular accidents occurred in three provinces of Cordillera on Black Saturday and Easter Sunday killing eight and injuring 21 others. Based on the report of the Police Regional Office Cordillera Administrative Region (PROCOR), the eight persons killed in an accident in Tabuk City, Kalinga on Saturday were identified as Jules Mangagom Alvester, […]

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TAIWAN UNI, MMSU TO EXPAND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

April 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Officials of the MMSU and the National Taichung University of Science and Technology (NTUST) meet at the MMSU Administration Building to discuss the expansion of their tie-up on international exchange programs. (Photo by Marco Leo A. Magnoc, MMSU StratCom)   BATAC CITY — The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in this city and the National Taichung University […]

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GUNMEN FIRE AT LA UNION TOWN EXEC’S HOUSE

April 20, 2019 - 1:58 PM

BALAOAN, La Union — The Balaoan Police is looking at all angles for the possible motive and arrest of the riding-in-tandem gunmen who riddled the house of the town’s municipal engineer here with bullets Wednesday night. In an interview Thursday, Capt. Juanito Buaron, town’s police chief, said the shooting incident happened at 7:42 p.m. at the […]

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1 DEAD, 15 HURT IN BATAAN AS JEEPNEY PLUNGES INTO RIVER

April 20, 2019 - 1:56 PM

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — A jeepney carrying picnickers fell into a rocky, shallow river in an upland village here Wednesday afternoon when it allegedly had a mechanical malfunction while ascending a road, killing a passenger and injuring 15 others. Lt. Col. Eduardo Guevara Jr., Balanga City police chief, on Thursday said Robert Enriquez, 48, died on […]

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COOLEST THUS FAR THIS SUMMER

April 17, 2019 - 3:12 PM

BAGUIO CITY – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has recorded a temperature of 14.2 °c in Baguio City – the lowest this month for the said – also the coldest so far in the country amidst the scorching heat of this summer. “Here in Baguio City and Benguet, isolated rain showers will […]

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OVERWORKED, UNDERPAID FISH CAGE FEEDERS RESCUED IN PANGASINAN

April 17, 2019 - 3:06 PM

RESCUED. Personnel of the departments of social welfare and labor, along with National Bureau of Investigation operatives, accompany rescued fish cage feeders from Sual, Pangasinan to Dagupan City on board motorboats on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). The workers, who were said to be overworked and underpaid, are set to receive government assistance and will later on […]

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DENR, LGUS DO ‘RIDGE-TO-REEF’ RIVER CLEANUP

April 17, 2019 - 1:25 PM

RIVER AND RIDGES. Employees of the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO)and community volunteers do a cleanup of the tributary of the Bued River along the DENR Compound at Gibraltar barangay on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). Aside from the riverbed, the ridges are also included in the cleaning activity […]

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DPWH-BICOL SETS UP MOTORIST ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR LENT

April 16, 2019 - 6:58 PM

LEGAZPI CITY -– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here is setting up motorist assistance centers to provide emergency services to travelers expected to flock to the region during the Lenten holidays. DPWH spokesperson Lucy Castañeda, in an interview on Monday, said Regional Director Virgilio Eduarte wants to safeguard and ensure travelers’ […]

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7 OLD BATAAN CHURCHES SEEN TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS ANEW

April 16, 2019 - 6:51 PM

PILGRIM CHURCH IN BATAAN. The Santo Domingo Church in Abucay, Bataan, the oldest church in the province at 431 years old, is one of the 7 Pilgrim Churches visited annually by people from Luzon for their Visita Iglesia during the Lenten Season. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) BALANGA CITY, Bataan — The seven oldest churches in this province have become yearly pilgrimage sites for busloads of visitors […]

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PNP PERSONNEL ARRESTED IN AN ENTRAPMENT OPERATION IN BAGUIO CITY

April 16, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) joined forces for an entrapment operation in Baguio City which resulted in the arrest of senior police officer Lt. Col. Allan Docyogen, chief of Baguio Police Intelligence Unit. Docyogen was caught in the act during the entrapment operation for alleged extortion after receiving the […]

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200K WORTH OF FISH DIES DUE TO EXTREME HEAT

April 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — A fish kill was reported to have caused tilapia fishpond owners to lose PHP200,000 worth of possible income here and in three towns of the province, an agriculture official said Monday. Angelo Naui, Isabela Provincial Agriculturist, said they have been receiving reports that the drought has affected 1.15 hectares of fish […]

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ABRA MAYOR BET SLAPS BECAUSE OF VOTE-BUYING FIASCO

April 15, 2019 - 2:38 PM

VIGAN CITY – One mayoralty bet in Bangued, Abra is under fire for slapping three victims because of vote-buying allegations. Police Major Dominador de Guzman, chief of Bangued, Abra municipal station said that he received a report regarding former Bangued Mayor Ryan Luna slapping when the latter had asked three locals which mayor they prefer […]

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 QUAKE JOLTS LAOAG

April 15, 2019 - 1:30 PM

LAOAG CITY — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was felt in this part of Luzon at 9:33 a.m. Monday, state seismologists said. With the epicenter located at 42 kilometers southwest of Calayan Island in Cagayan province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 11 kilometers. […]

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THE POWER OF AMULETS

April 15, 2019 - 1:25 PM

ANTING-ANTING SA KABITE. The book authored by Jeffrey Alfaro Lubang traces the history and practice of “anting-anting” (amulet) culture in Cavite. He said the “anting-anting” culture lives on and still figures heavily in the daily lives of Caviteños and Filipinos.  DASMARIṄAS CITY, Cavite — For amulet believers and keepers, Good Friday is the official testing day – a […]

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