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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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Tribesmen get boats, seeds from DA

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Tribesmen in an island town of Palawan have received modern fishing boats and seaweed seeds worth R6.7 million, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol announced here yesterday. Piñol said workers from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) turned over 60 fiberglass fishing boats powered by 19-horsepower […]

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Narco cop killed in gunfight

By AARON RECUENCO Anti-scalawag operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) killed yesterday morning another policeman who was tagged as involved in recycling shabu in Infanta town of Quezon following a buy-bust that led to a gun battle. Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, commander of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF), said the operation stemmed from complaints […]

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1 killed, 30 nabbed in drug operations

IMUS, Cavite – A suspected drug pusher was killed after resisting arrest while 30 others, including a barangay tanod, were nabbed in anti-drug operations on Wednesday in the province’s seven districts. The Cavite Provincial Police Office (PPO) identified the fatality as Roberto Tamayo Advincula, alias “Jojo,” 48, a construction worker and resident of Prinza, Barangay […]

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PDEA agent dies in Cebu ambush

By CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY – A senior agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) was ambushed by unidentified gunmen in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, southern Cebu last Wednesday afternoon. Von Rian Tecson was the second PDEA 7 agent who got killed in a span of two weeks. Last July 27, Earl […]

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