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Scout Rangers overrun CPP anniversary sites

Scout Rangers overrun CPP anniversary sites

Two hideouts being prepared as venues for the Communist Party of the Philippines’ 50th anniversary celebration next week in north central Mindanao were seized by the Army Scout Rangers after a series of encounters with the New People’s Army on Dec. 12 and 13. In a statement, the Army 403rd Infantry Brigade disclosed that the lairs are […]

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna – Thirteen crime suspects were killed while 83 law violators were arrested in a two-day anti-criminality operations conducted by the Laguna Police Provincial Office, officials reported Sunday. Senior Supt. Eleazar Matta, LPPO director, said simultaneous anti-crime operations were conducted from Dec. 13 to15. He said 11 drug suspects were killed in […]

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Vice mayoral bet shot dead in Pangasinan

STO. TOMAS, Pangasinan – A municipal councilor running for vice mayor here next year was gunned down Sunday morning by four car-riding armed men, one of whom was arrested in Barangay Poblacion West, this town, in an ensuing shootout. The victim, Councilor Benjamin Oculto Jr., was declared dead on arrival in a hospital in Rosales, […]

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Clergy told to leave Balangiga rites

A Catholic priest has claimed that priests and bishops were ordered by the Presidential Management Staff to leave the town plaza ahead of the arrival of President Duterte for the turnover ceremony for the historic Balangiga bells in Balangiga, Eastern Samar last Saturday. “Priests, including the Borongan bishop and the Apostolic Nuncio, were initially told […]

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Faeldon son Nicanor Jr. negative for drugs

The son of Bureau of Corrections chief Director General Nicanor Faeldon tested negative for illegal drugs but the three other men who were arrested along with him in a suspected drug den in Naga City failed the drug test, a record released by the Philippine National Police said Saturday. Nicanor Faeldon Jr.’s urine sample tested […]

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Joy as Balangiga bells return home

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar (AFP) – This sleepy town erupted in joy Saturday as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful US troops were to be turned over to the community. Children waving bell-shaped signs and tearful residents in Balangiga gathered to welcome home the three bells that are a deep […]

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