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Ship sinks off Palawan; 15 rescued, 2 missing

Ship sinks off Palawan; 15 rescued, 2 missing

  BY BETHEENA UNITE   Fifteen crewmen were rescued Wednesday from a sunken ship off Cambari Island in Arceli, Palawan while two more crew members remain missing, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Thursday. The ship crew were rescued at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from the sunken LCT Lady Athena which was battered by strong winds […]

Fake dentist arrested in Negros Oriental

  BY GLAZYL MASCULINO     BACOLOD CITY – A former village councilor in Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental was charged for allegedly practicing dentistry without authority from the law. Ronnie Pasunting, 60, a dental technician assistant, was arrested in an entrapment operation by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Negros […]

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Drug group boss, 3 cohorts nabbed in La Union

  BY LIEZLE BASA INIGO     A drug group leader and three of his members were arrested Wednesday morning in a police buy-bust operation in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. Police Regional Office 1 Regional (PRO1) director Police Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. identified the suspects as Christian Casugay Rivera, 29; alleged leader of […]

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Man, carabao dead in motorcycle accident

  BY LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO     CAGAYAN – A 19-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving hit a carabao that suddenly crossed the road in Barangay Centro West, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The carabao also died, police said. Police Staff Sgt. Ritche Madrid, investigator on case, said […]

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12 arrested for illegal quarrying in Pampanga

  BY JEFFREY DAMICOG     Twelve persons engaged in illegal quarrying of “lahar” have been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Mabalacat City, Pampanga. NBI officer-in-charge Director Eric Distor identified the arrested persons as John Patrick Reyes, Jhun Murillo, Egilberto San Pascual, Ronald Linsangan, Edcel Ruiz, Vincent Canlas, Aldren Anson, Jomar […]

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P13.6-M ‘meth’ seized, 3 held in Bacolod sting

  BY GLAZYL MASCULINO     BACOLOD CITY – Police seized Monday night about two kilograms of suspected shabu worth P13.6 million from a couple and their housemaid in a buy-bust operation at Barangay Singcang-Airport here. Police arrested Regine Arroz, 28, her live-in-partner Jun Mark Ibe, 28, both residents of the said village, and their […]

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