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4 dead, 6 wounded in Rizal shooting spree

Four men were killed while two patrolling cops and four pedestrians were wounded when a man suddenly went on a shooting rampage in Teresa, Rizal Thursday. PO3 Jeffrey Verano of the Teresa Municipal Police Station identified the slain victims as Ruben Francisco, Wilfredo Lukban, Celso Bernales Jr., who all died on the spot due to bullet wounds […]

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Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte declared minor basilica

The St. John the Baptist Parish Church, also known as the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, was officially declared a minor basilica during rites attended by top Church leaders. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines president and Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles celebrated the Holy Mass which was attended by […]

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Measles outbreak declared in 4 areas

The Department of Health yesterday (Thursday) declared a measles outbreak in four other regions in the country due to the increasing number of cases in the past weeks. The four new regions are Region 4-A (575 cases with nine deaths), Region 3 Central Luzon (192 cases with four deaths), Region 8 Western Visayas (104 cases with three […]

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Cold, breezy Metro Manila

Yesterday (Thursday) morning turned cold and breezy for Metro Manila residents as air temperature dropped anew to 19 degrees Celsius – the coldest day so far in the metropolis this “amihan” or northeast monsoon season. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, the lowest temperature reading in Metro Manila was observed at around 6 a.m. at […]

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CEBU CITY – Dengue cases in Central Visayas (Region 7) are on a steady rise. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 2 this year, the Department of Health in Central Visayas noted 2,132 cases. The DoH Region 7 said 14 persons died because of dengue in January while four have died so far this month. “The number of […]

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SC asked to dismiss BOL cases

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadato has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that would set up the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region  to expand the territorial jurisdiction of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. In his comment in intervention, Mangudadato cited the overwhelming vote for the ratification of […]

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