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40 cocaine bricks found off Surigao

Fishermen have recovered at least 40 bricks of suspected cocaine worth P212 million anew within the municipal waters of Burgos, Surigao del Norte on Sunday afternoon in yet another big drug haul in the eastern seaboard of the country, police reported Monday. A report from the Caraga Police Regional Office (PRO-13) said the suspected cocaine […]

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Low-pressure area spotted near Davao City

A low pressure area was spotted near Davao City which will bring scattered rain showers and relief from the scorching heat over parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday. PAGASA said the LPA was located 900 kilometers east of Davao City. While the weather disturbance is not […]

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P8-M ‘grass,’ shabu seized in Cebu

CEBU CITY – More than P8-million worth of marijuana plants and suspected shabu were seized in separate police operations in Danao City, Cebu. Last Thursday, operatives of city’s Drug Enforcement Unit discovered a marijuana plantation in Langosig, a mountain barangay. A total of 9,800 marijuana plants amounting to P3.2 million were uprooted. Police said four […]

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2 local officials condemn arrest

CEBU CITY – The camp of Aly Arquillano, the mayor of San Francisco, Camotes Island, and his brother Al Arquillano, the town vice mayor, believe that their arrests were politically motivated. Retired Judge Meinrado Paredes, the brothers’ legal counsel, said the timing of the arrests was suspicious. “We believe that this is politically motivated since […]

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Councilor’s wife killed in Agusan del Sur ambush

Two persons, including the wife of a municipal councilor, were killed when suspected New People’s Army rebels ambushed their vehicle last Saturday in San Luis, Agusan del Sur. The local communist rebels surfaced as the principal suspect since San Luis Councilor Franklin Mandumotan is a known critic of the NPA. Police Brig. Gen. Gilbert Cruz, […]

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6 killed, 14 hurt as jeepney collides with dump truck

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur – A private jeepney carrying 20 passengers collided with a 10-wheel dump truck here Saturday afternoon, killing six occupants, including the driver and injuring 14 others. Police Staff Sgt. Emerose Organis, information officer of the Libmanan Municipal Police Station, said the accident happened on the national highway in Barangay Bikal. Organis identified […]

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