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HOPE IN CONFLICT-STRICKEN LANAO SUR TOWN THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 13, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(Photo by Divina M. Suson/PNA) BUTIG, Lanao del Sur – The town, after three years of intensive military operations against the Dawlah Islamiya-Maute-Islamic State have celebrated the 121st Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12. Townsfolk, and local government officials, and personnel of the Army’s 49th Infantry Battalion and Philippine National Police (PNP) participated in the […]

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SOLDIERS, NPA MEET IN QUEZON INTENSE SHOOT-OUT

June 13, 2019 - 4:24 PM

CAMP GEN. CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – Government military troops has been reported clashed with a band of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Tuesday afternoon in the boundary between of Barangays Villa Nacaob and Binahian C., in Lopez, Quezon. Troops from the 21st Division Reconnaissance Company (DRC) came face to face with the rebels around 3:30 […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY MARKED IN PANGASINAN MALL THRU PAPER QUILL ART

June 13, 2019 - 4:21 PM

ROSALES, Pangasinan – In celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day, SM City Rosales presented to the public a colorful paper quill mosaic Independence Day centerpiece which represents the Philippine flag and some famous Pangasinan tourist destinations. “The flag is the country’s emblem of sovereignty-dating back to the unfurling and declaration of Philippine Independence 121 years […]

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CIGAR SALE BILLED AS PERMANENT-BANNED ON BENGUET TOWN

June 13, 2019 - 4:10 PM

SABLAN, Benguet — The Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) has now approved a resolution which urges the Sangguniang Bayan to enact an ordinance on the total ban of the sale of cigarettes in town. The MAC’s action was based on reports that some students in the municipality are seen smoking near school premises even during class hours, […]

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1 DEAD, 18 NABBED IN BULACAN DRUG CHASE

June 13, 2019 - 4:08 PM

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — A suspected drug peddler was killed while 18 others were arrested in different drug buy-bust operations conducted by the Bulacan police on June 11, and yesterday. Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan police provincial director, identified the slain suspect as Jan Bryan Reyes of San Miguel, Bulacan, who was included on the […]

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DFA INSTRUCTS FILIPINOS TO AVOID PROTEST AREAS IN HONG KONG

June 13, 2019 - 4:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Around 240,000 protesters marched to the Legislative Council in Admiralty, Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest the controversial extradition bill. The bill would permit China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong. It was supposed to hold its second reading on Wednesday but was postponed. Critics claim that the bill could leave anyone […]

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QUESTIONING FREEDOM ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 12, 2019 - 10:13 PM

As the Philippines observes its 121st anniversary celebration of Independence Day, militant groups rallied at the gates of United States Embassy to voice out their grievances about the current situation taking place in the country. Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares has questioned the presence of Chinese vessels around the West Philippine Sea, the territory which […]

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3 MAGUINDANAO SCHOOLS FLOODED, CLASSES SUSPENDED

June 12, 2019 - 7:14 PM

COTABATO CITY – Three public elementary schools in Maguindanao were flooded following torrential downpour affecting the province and region these past few days. Affected schools are the Barurao Elementary School, Sambulawan Elementary School, and Pagatin Elementary School. According to a report submitted by the school principals of the affected schools, flooding has been a chronic […]

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PEOPLE WARNED VS LEPTOSPIROSIS, WATER-BORNE DISEASES

June 12, 2019 - 7:13 PM

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The local Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Antique reminded the public against leptospirosis and other water-borne diseases as rainy season draws near. According to the IPHO Infectious, Environmental, and Occupational Cluster Head, Sheere Vego, three cases of leptospirosis have been reported since the start of 2019, resulting in […]

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HEROES HONORED ON 121ST INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 12, 2019 - 7:12 PM

LAOAG CITY – Traditional Independence Day rites were held in front of the Provincial Capitol building on Wednesday, bringing together government officials, employees, private sectors, and citizens. Former Vice Governor, Congressman-elect Eugenio Angelo Barba praised “heroes of yesteryears and modern-day heroes who continue to carry on the fight and sacrifice lives in order that our […]

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24/7 CONSTRUCTION OF SANGLEY AIRPORT NEEDED: TUGADE

June 12, 2019 - 7:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the round-the-clock construction of Sangley Airport in Cavite to fulfill President Duterte’s directives. Starting June 13, additional manpower and equipment will be added to the operation, including implementation of extended working hours. “Whatever it takes, we need to make sure that the directive of […]

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AGRI SECRETARY PIÑOL CLEARED OF ALLEGATIONS

June 12, 2019 - 7:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) cleared Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of all allegations. Seven months ago, PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez launched an investigation on the corruption claims against Piñol which included accusations that he earned money from rice importation deals under the National Food Authority (NFA). The NFA was placed under the Department […]

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FIRE HITS 2 VILLAGES IN BACOLOD, ASSISTANCE NEEDED

June 11, 2019 - 11:17 PM

BACOLOD CITY – Hundreds of residents of Barangay 2 in Bacolod City lost their homes to a fire on Monday. Some 230 families relocated to the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School gymnasium on Aguinaldo St. The Bacolod City government appeals for assistance. Water, food, pillows, blankets, clothes, and other donations are needed for the displaced families. […]

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15K GRAB DRIVERS DEACTIVATED SINCE JAN: EXEC

June 11, 2019 - 11:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines said at least 15,000 drivers have been deactivated since January of this year. Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) units that do not have provisional authorities (PAs) or certificates of public convenience (CPCs) from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) from January to May have been deactivated; […]

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NAT’L ID SYSTEM TEST RUN TO START ON SEPT

June 11, 2019 - 11:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed on Tuesday that the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or National ID system is set to have a pilot test from September to December this year. “There will be a pilot testing which will run from September to December 2019 to register a substantial number of Filipinos nationwide,” Presidential spokesperson Salvador […]

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TORNADO RAVAGES HOUSES IN SOUTH COTABATO

June 11, 2019 - 6:35 PM

KIDAPAWAN CITY — An alleged ‘freak tornado’ destroyed at least 10 houses made of light materials in a farming community in Barangay Buayan, M’lang, North Cotabato on Sunday. In a late report, Bernardo Tayong, M’lang municipal disaster risk reduction and management (MDRRM) officer said that a strong wind during a heavy downpour at past 6 p.m. […]

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