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Courts start 4-day workweek Dec. 1 – SC

  BY REY G. PANALIGAN     Officials and employees of the Supreme Court, the appellate courts, and the trial courts will have longer working hours starting December 1. That’s because all courts in the country will adopt a four-day workweek – meaning they have to start working from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This […]

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Ex-Pagbilao mayor hurt in gun attack

  BY DANNY ESTACIO     Former Pagbilao Mayor Romeo Portes was seriously wounded when two motorcycle-riding men shot him twice Tuesday afternoon in Barangay Bukal, Pagbilao, Quezon. The father of the incumbent Mayor Shieree Ann Portes-Palicpic was sitting in front of KGP building on Jose P. Rizal Street when he was shot in the […]

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Man, carabao dead in motorcycle accident

  BY LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO     CAGAYAN – A 19-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving hit a carabao that suddenly crossed the road in Barangay Centro West, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The carabao also died, police said. Police Staff Sgt. Ritche Madrid, investigator on case, said […]

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Man nabbed for duping a woman of over P2 million

  BY JEFFREY DAMICOG     A man has been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents after he and his wife allegedly swindled a woman of over P2.5 million which was supposedly meant as payment for a property in Metro Manila. NBI Officer-In-Charge Director Eric Distor identified the arrested suspect as Woody Nuarin. […]

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12 arrested for illegal quarrying in Pampanga

  BY JEFFREY DAMICOG     Twelve persons engaged in illegal quarrying of “lahar” have been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Mabalacat City, Pampanga. NBI officer-in-charge Director Eric Distor identified the arrested persons as John Patrick Reyes, Jhun Murillo, Egilberto San Pascual, Ronald Linsangan, Edcel Ruiz, Vincent Canlas, Aldren Anson, Jomar […]

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Villar seeks Senate probe on state of forests, rivers

  BY VANNE TERRAZOLA     Senator Cynthia Villar filed on Tuesday a resolution seeking a legislative inquiry on the state of the country’s forests, watersheds, and rivers following the severe flooding in Luzon due to the onslaught of recent typhoons. Villar, chairwoman of the Senate environment and natural resources committee, said the denuded forests […]

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