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‘Ukay-ukay’ seized

By BETHEENA KAE UNITE Eleven shipments containing used clothing and dump trucks from China have been intercepted in Davao City, the Bureau of Customs said. The shipments were seized for misdeclation and failure to secure proper import permit, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena said. Ten shipments of used clothing or more popularly known as “ukay-ukay” were […]

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3 brothers dead in Batangas shootout

By MARTIN SADONGDONG Five members of a notorious robbery gang headed by three brothers were killed after engaging policemen in a shootout Wednesday in Nasugbu, Batangas. The policemen, armed with search and arrest warrants, were on their way to the group’s safehouse in Palakulan, Barangay Wawa when they were met by a hail of bullets […]

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P150 M for rehab work in Boracay

The government has allocated R150 million to sustain the rehabilitation works in Boracay Island and prevent its further environmental decay next year. The budget allocation for Boracay is included in the R25.1-billion budget allocated for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) next year. “Some R150 million will be used to rehabilitate Boracay Island, […]

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P3.5B to be used for  Marawi rehab in 2019

At least P3.5 billion will be used to sustain the government-led rehabilitation efforts in war-torn Marawi City under proposed national budget next year. President Duterte said he was satisfied with the rebuilding of Marawi and vowed to continue to look after the residents displaced by the five-month terror siege last year. “I am very pleased […]

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4 young professionals busted

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Four young professionals were arrested in an interdiction operation by anti-narcotics agents Monday afternoon in Bontoc, Mt. Province. Arrested were Edward Francis Chan Cea, 26, freelance graphic artist, of Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Jericho Perez, 22, entrepreneur, of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City; Christine Rodriguez de Guzman, 29, call center agent, a resident […]

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Pangasinan got 3-month rainfall in just 4 days

By Liezlie Basa Inigo LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado Espino III said the four-day downpour experienced by their province brought to them rainfall that is equivalent to three months. Espino announced the unprecedented evaluation after the aerial report they got from the weather bureau after their province were inundated by heavy rains caused by weather […]

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