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Comelec chief gets CA nod

The powerful 25-man Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed yesterday the appointment of Sherif as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, chairwoman of the CA constitutional commissions and offices committee, recommended Abas’ confirmation during the plenary session of the CA presided over by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III. Villar asked […]

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New Maute leader emerging?

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesman Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo said that they have yet to confirm information that a new Maute-Isis group leader has emerged already.

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Mastermind in killing of OFW nabbed

Police have arrested a woman who allegedly plotted the killing of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was shot to death in front of his house in Lipa City in Batangas after his arrival from Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, head of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional police, said that suspect Janet Manalo Capalad was arrested along with her live-in partner identified as Roel Dinglasan Guico.

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Draw lots determine SK winners

The winning candidates for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman in three barangays in this city were proclaimed on Monday after a tiebreaker was conducted at the Commission on Elections Office (Comelec) here.

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‘Crazy hope’ for missing kin in Marawi

Ten men from the same family vanished after jihadists invaded the Philippine city of Marawi a year ago – each day since, their wives have prayed their bones do not lie in its devastated landscape.

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Drug supplier yields P2-M shabu

Police apprehended an alleged big time drug supplier operating in southern Metro Manila after he yielded P2 million worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and several firearms in an operation yesterday in Lipa, Batangas.

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