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NPA rebels surrender in NE, Abra

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City – Two groups of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) troopers in Brgy San Agustin, Carranglan in Nueva Ecija and in Brgy Tumalip, Licuan Baay, Abra last Thursday. Lt. Col Isagani G. Nato, of Philippine Army command public information office, said six members of the Communist […]

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Sara shelves peace talks with Reds

DAVAO CITY – City Mayor Sara Duterte will abandon the localized peace talks that she initiated last year with the communist guerillas because it would be counterproductive to the programs implemented by the City Government in areas affected by the insurgency. “The ship has already sailed and it would be counterproductive to stop right in […]

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Ex-Lucena mayor acquitted

By CZARINA NICOLE ONG Former Lucena City Mayor Ramon Talaga Jr. has been acquitted by the Sandiganbayan Second Division of his graft charge in relation to the reportedly anomalous issuance of a Mayor’s business permit in favor of a bingo establishment. He was earlier charged with violation of Section 3(e) of R.A. 3019 or the […]

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Additional troops sent to Mindoro

By AARON RECUENCO Police and military forces have deployed additional forces in Mindoro provinces following an intense gun battle between Army troopers and communist rebels in Sta. Cruz town of Occidental Mindoro. Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup, director of the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Occidental and Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) regional police, said he also directed […]

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2 drug suspects shot dead

IMUS, Cavite – Two suspected drug pushers were killed by police when they resisted arrest in separate drug buy-bust operations over the weekend in Kawit and Cavite City. A total 16 other drug suspects were also arrested by police in anti-drug operations in the last two days, starting on Friday. Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) […]

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DA pours R150M for Sarangani

ALABEL, SARANGANI – Local officials and farmers here have lauded the Department of Agriculture (DA) for allocating funds amounting to R150 million to bankroll various developments projects under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD). Sarangani Gov. Steve Solon said Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has already released the initial funds amounting to R100 million for […]

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