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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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Village chief  nabbed for  drugs, arms

By JINKY LOU TABOR LAMITAN CITY, Basilan – Perceived as “untouchable” because of his alleged connections, a second-term barangay chairman was arrested yesterday morning at his home after selling one sachet of suspected shabu worth R18,000 to a poseur buyer. Adzhar “Ombok” Macrohon, who ran unopposed as leader of Barangay Bato last May, was made […]

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2 farmers gunned down

Unidentified gunmen riding on a motorbike and shot dead two farmers and hurt two others, including a public school teacher, while victims were on their way home to Barangay Kabulacan in Matalam, Cotabato, around 7:20 p.m., Thursday, police reports said.Chief Insp. Sunny Leoncito, chief of the Matalam Police, identified the slain victims as Isidro Mata Cantil, 56, and Ruben Alcalde Ramujal, 52, both farmers and residents of Barangay Kabulacan, Matalam.

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