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CATHOLICS REMINDED TO FAST, ABSTAIN FROM MEAT THIS LENT

April 17, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NO MEAT. Fresh meat on display. A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind of meat as part of fasting and abstinence this Holy Week. (File photo) TACLOBAN CITY — A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind of meat as part of […]

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DOH ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT HEAD AND NECK CANCERS

April 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

ILOILO CITY — Head and neck cancers may not be as popular when compared with other types of cancer, but the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Western Visayas is hoping to raise public awareness about them for early detection and treatment. “These are cancers situated either at the neck part or our head […]

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TOP NPA LEADER KILLED IN TAGUM CITY OPERATION

April 17, 2019 - 7:20 PM

DAVAO CITY — A front deputy secretary of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed when police and Army operatives swooped down on a house in Tagum City Monday. Killed in the operation in Barangay Canocotan, Tagum City, Davao del Norte was Cindy Terado alias Jill, deputy secretary of Guerrilla Front 2, said Lt. Col. Esteyven […]

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4 SUSPECTED ASG MEMBERS NABBED IN ZAMBO CITY

April 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Police and military operatives arrested four suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in this southern port city, an official said Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office-9 director, identified the arrested suspects as the following: Jainab Ibrahim, who carries the aliases of Aswajun Mutahhara and Almaida Marani Salvin; Khadeeja Tawasil Jainal, […]

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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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2 PRISON GUARDS, CIVILIAN KILLED IN LEYTE AMBUSH

April 17, 2019 - 2:42 PM

KILLED IN AMBUSH. Policemen check the body of one of the two slain prison guards in Villaba, Leyte. The jail guards were escorting five inmates from a court hearing onboard a tricycle when unknown assailants attacked them. (Photo by Elvie Roa)  ORMOC CITY, Leyte – Two prison guards of the Leyte sub-provincial jail were killed in an ambush while […]

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NEGOCC ENTERPRISES URGED TO INVEST IN R&D

April 17, 2019 - 2:41 PM

INNOVATION NEEDED. Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda Nazareth-Manzano speaks during the Department of Science and Technology-organized Forum on Business Innovation through Science and Technology for Industry Program held at Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod City on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). The Department of Science and Technology urged enterprises in Negros Occidental to invest in research and […]

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PDEA DRUG CONVICTION RISES BY 46.82% IN 2018

April 17, 2019 - 2:38 PM

MANILA — The conviction rate for cases filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against drug personalities in 2018 increased by 46.82 percent compared to 2017. This is the first ever recorded high conviction rate for drug cases filed by PDEA since 2017. PDEA Dir. Gen. Aaron Aquino said the higher rate of conviction in […]

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PALACE SUSPENDS GOV’T WORK FOR HOLY WEEK EXODUS

April 17, 2019 - 2:34 PM

MANILA — Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, signed Memorandum Circular No. 60 suspending government work. “To […]

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PRRD EYES ‘IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE’ WITH REDS BUT ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS

April 17, 2019 - 2:32 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday said he is eyeing for an immediate ceasefire with the New People’s Army (NPA) but insisted on certain conditions. “Kayong mga NPA, kung gusto talaga ninyo nang usapang matino, immediate ceasefire. Walang magdala ng armas sa kampo ninyo o sa labas. Walang taxation (To the NPA, if you really want serious […]

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BOC FINDS GUMMY CANDIES CONTAINING MARIJUANA

April 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Around two million worth of illegal drugs inside five different packages have been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the port of NAIA. One of them was a pouch of shabu which was allegedly exported from the Philippines to Bahrain. In a different package, the agency also confiscated ecstasy from the Netherlands. The […]

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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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COMELEC, AFP, PNP FINE-TUNE SECURITY PREPS FOR MAY POLLS

April 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

MANILA —The national government is exerting all efforts to ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the May 13 mid-term elections. Several ranking officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) made the assurance during a high-level meeting on Tuesday at the AFP Commissioned Officers’ Club […]

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NO CAMPAIGNING ON MAUNDY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY: COMELEC

April 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday reminded candidates running for national and local positions in the May 2019 mid-term polls that campaigning is prohibited on Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19). Commissioner Luie Tito Guia said Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, including the day before the election, are “quiet periods”. […]

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ANTIQUE PDRRMC READY TO AID MOTORISTS, TOURISTS

April 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

‘LAKBAY ALALAY’. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Broderick Train says the ‘Lakbay Alalay’ program has been activated in the province April 10, 2019 to assist motorists and visitors until April 17, 2019.  (File photo) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), together with its municipal counterpart and national […]

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