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Davao del Norte mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Davao del Norte mayor tests positive for COVID-19

By ARMANDO FENEQUITO JR. DAVAO CITY – Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte Mayor Ernesto Evangelista confirmed Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Sto. Tomas Municipal Information Officer Mart Sambalud said Evangelista is the first mayor in Davao del Norte to have been infected with COVID-19 following his exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual last […]

Storm signal No. 1 up as ‘Pepito’ approaches Luzon

  By ELLALYN V. RUIZ The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration raised tropical cyclone Signal No. 1 over eastern Isabela and northern Aurora before noon Monday as tropical depression “Pepito” could make landfall over Northern Luzon and Central Luzon  between Tuesday and Wednesday. PAGASA hoisted Signal No. 1 over Palanan, Dinapigue, and eastern […]

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1 dead, 4 hurt in Maguindanao clash

By MARTIN A. SADONGDONG One person was killed while four others were wounded in an encounter between decommissioned and active members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Monday. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the clash occurred between the groups of a certain Salik Kiko, […]

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3 kids drown in Iloilo river

By AARON RECUENCO Three children drowned  while swimming in a river in Pototan, Iloilo this morning. Police identified the victims as Rodelyn Moreno, 9, of Barangay Intaluan; Pototan, and siblings John Arnold, 10, and Arnold Penafiel, 6. Police Staff Sgt. Raffy Gonzales, Pototan police investigator, said the victims were among several children fishing in a […]

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Sandigan convicts 10 municipal officials of graft

  By CZARINA NICOLE ONG-KI Ten former officials of Viga, Catanduanes have been convicted by the Sandiganbayan Third Division of their graft charge for purchasing a backhoe in 2005 without complying with proper procurement laws. Mayor Jose dela Cruz Torres, Vice Mayor Yolando Bernal Tuquero, and Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members Lourdes Alberto del Rosario, Asuncion […]

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Dive sites in Batangas allowed to reopen

By ARGYLL CYRUS B. GEDUCOS In a bid to reopen the country’s tourism industry, dive establishments in Batangas and other specific areas under the general and modified general community quarantine (GCQ and MGCQ) will now be allowed to reopen, Malacañang announced Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the reopening covers dive […]

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