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DepEd sets probe on bag-burning incident

  By MERLINA MALIPOT   Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Monday vowed to make the school and the officials involved liable for failing to protect the rights of their students amid the controversial burning of bags incident in a private school in Camarines Sur in Bicol. Briones, in a phone interview stressed that DepEd has […]

  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) – Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) that reportedly malfunctioned in an attempted attack in front of a department store in Koronadal City on Saturday night. Supt. Benjiel Kirby Bajo, Koronadal City police chief, said the explosive was found inside a luminous green backpack that was left at the […]

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  By TARA YAP   ILOILO CITY – The Philippine Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade (301 IB) is eyeing 15 more detachments for the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Panay Island. Col. Benedict Arevalo, 301 IB commander, said more CAFGU detachments means countering the strength of the New People’s Army (NPA), which are numbered […]

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Ex-solon’s son nabbed in buy-bust

ILIGAN CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 10 arrested Erik Dominique “Bojie” Badelles, son of former Rep. Alipio “Tikbong” Badelles, in a buy-bust operation at his residence in Barangay Pala-o here Friday. Erik has been in the original PDEA target list and considered a high-value target since four years ago when he […]

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12,000 families remain displaced by Marawi conflict

Some 12,000 families remain displaced as a result of the armed conflict in Marawi City more than a year ago. To date, there are 12,806 internally displaced families in Marawi. One-thousand, six-hundred seventy-five are still staying inside evacuation centers while 11,131 are temporarily staying with relatives and friends in Regions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, […]

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N. Samar cops relieved after NPA raids police HQ

By MARTIN SADONGDONG Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has ordered the relief of police officers in Northern Samar, including the entire personnel of Lapinig which was attacked by suspected New People’s Army members. “Investigation went under way into the circumstances surrounding the raid staged by at least 100 communist NPA dissident terrorists […]

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