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  By ELLALYN DE VERA-RUIZ   The inter-agency task force that led the clean up of Boracay Island will also monitor and lead the rehabilitation of other top tourist destinations in the country. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, who also heads the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, said they will replicate […]

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Balangiga Bells coming home

By ROY MABASA   United States Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday announced the return of the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines in consideration of the enduring friendship between the two countries and its respect of the past as “co-equal brothers in arms.” “In returning the bells of Balangiga to our ally and our friend, the […]

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By ELLALYN DE VERA-RUIZ   A tropical depression that has developed east of Mindanao will likely enter the country’s area of responsibility by Saturday or Sunday and will be named “Samuel.” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the tropical depression was last spotted at 2,715 kilometers east of […]

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By CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY—A 52-year-old paralyzed man was killed after he was trapped in his burning house in Barangay Lorega here. The fatality was identified as Amado Maglinte, who was alone in their house when the fire broke out at 2:58 p.m. last Wednesday. The fire destroyed at least 60 houses and rendered 52 […]

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By TARA YAP   ILOILO CITY — With the recent reopening of Boracay Island, long-term remedies are sought to properly address its trash management. “It is important that the Boracay people know the existing problems on solid waste. They should also be the one to identify the possible solutions to the problem because it is […]

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By RIA FERNANDEZ   National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Guillermo Eleazar conducted a surprise inspection at the Manila Police Detention Facility past midnight Thursday. Eleazar unexpectedly arrived at the Manila Police District (MPD) around 1:15 a.m.  to check if Police Officer 1 Eduardo Valencia, who allegedly raped the daughter of drug suspects, is […]

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