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Fake Korean filmmaker arrested in Pampanga

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested in Pampanga a Korean wanted by authorities in Seoul for swindling a compatriot of more than 200 million won (P8,878,698.70) for an alleged movie project. BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo, chief of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU), identified the captured Korean as 38-year-old Kim Woo, who was arrested […]

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5 killed, 9 hurt as twin explosions rock military camp in Sulu

(UPDATED) At least five persons, including three soldiers, were killed while nine others were wounded in two explosions that rocked a military camp in  Sitio Tanjung, Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu yesterday. Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, Philippine Army spokesperson, said three soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team and two civilians were killed on the spot in […]

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700 families homeless in Mandaue fire

MANDAUE CITY – At least 700 families were displaced after a fire broke out in a heavily populated area in Barangay Tipolo here at dawn yesterday. The fire started in Sitio Basubas at 1:18 a.m. Because most of the houses were made of light materials, the fire quickly spread to Sitio Espina and Sitio Maharlika, […]

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Fishers walk away from ASG captors

A group of fishermen casually walked away from their Abu Sayyaf Group captors who released them three days after they were forcibly taken in the waters of Sabah. The reason: They are too poor to pay even for a sack of rice as ransom. Police Col. Bernard Banac, spokesperson of the Philippine National Police, said […]

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Angat Dam breaches 160-meter critical level

The Angat Dam, which is Metro Manila’s main water supplier, breached its 160-meter critical level for domestic water supply yesterday morning, prompting the National Water Resources Board to further reduce allocation sourced from the reservoir to 36 cubic meters per second from 40 cms. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration monitoring as of 6 […]

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2 NPA rebels killed in Negros Oriental clash

BACOLOD CITY – Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members were killed after they allegedly stormed a Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) detachment at Sitio Kakha, Barangay Talalak, in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental early Friday. The names of the fatalities were not provided. A report from the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) said about 10 […]

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