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Farmer leader’s slay in Antique denounced

Farmer leader’s slay in Antique denounced

By TARA YAP ILOILO CITY — The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Panay has decried the killing of a farmer leader in Sibalom, Antique last Thursday. Bayan-Panay deputy spokesperson Bryan Bosque identified the victim as Vernel Mondreal, who died from multiple bullet  wounds inflicted by two motorcycle-riding men. Mondreal was said to be the head of […]

PH cases of UK COVID-19 variant rise to 17

By ANALOU DE VERA The total number of confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of the COVID-19 virus (United Kingdom variant) in the country has increased to 17, the Department of Health (DoH) announced Friday night. “Following strengthened biosurveillance activities amid the detection of the first B.1.1.7 variant in the country last Jan. 13, the […]

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7 dead as military chopper crashes in Bukidnon

    By KEITH BACONGCO * AARON RECUENCO DAVAO CITY – Seven military personnel were killed when a Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter on a re-supply mission crashed in the mountainous village of Sitio Nahigit, Barangay Bulonay, Imapsug-ong, Bukidnon Saturday. Police Senior Master Sgt. Teddy Jones Saliot of the Impasug-ong Police Station said that they received […]

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3 bodies dumped  on Plaridel Bypass Road in Bulacan

By FREDDIE C. VELEZ BUSTOS, Bulacan – The bodies of a man and two women believed to be “salvage” or summary execution victims were found on the Plaridel Bypass Road in Barangay Malamig here Friday. Police Major Jude Bryan Maguddayao, chief of police here, said the victims were all handcuffed and bore several bullet wounds. […]

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Retired US FBI agent dies of COVID-19 in General Santos City

  By JOSEPH JUBELAG GENERAL SANTOS CITY – An American married to a Filipina from this city was among those who reportedly succumbed to COVID-19, the local Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 reported here Thursday. The local task force said the 50-year-old American was a retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He […]

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Lucena City General Hospital to help decongest Quezon Medical Center

    BY BEN ROSARIO     Quezon Rep. David “Jayjay” Suarez is pushing for the decongestion of the lone government-run hospital in his province to strongly beef up its defenses against COVID-19 and other serious public health threats that may arise in future. Suarez led Friday the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the […]

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