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Abu Sayyaf member surrenders to Marines: spokesperson

February 8, 2018

An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member surrendered to government forces in Sulu on Wednesday, a military spokesperson said Thursday. Cpt. Maria Rowena Dalmacio of the Philippine Marines said he is Aldimar Tahil, 20, a resident of Brgy Mahala, Talipao and a

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Rice traders commit supply rice at affordable price

February 8, 2018

The Grains Retailers’ Confederation of the Philippines Inc. (GRECON) expressed its full support and commitment to the National Food Authority (NFA) to make rice available and affordable across the country. GRECON National President Jaime Magbanua made the pledge in a

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Ombudsman indicts Bohol mayor for overpriced building

February 8, 2018

The Office of the Ombudsman indicted Anda, Bohol Mayor Angelina Simacio for violation of Section 3(g) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for an overpriced P2.4million multi-purpose center built in 2013. In a statement on Thursday, it was found out

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Council to find out if shortage of NFA rice true or “drama,” Evasco says

February 7, 2018

The National Food Authority Council would find out if there is really a shortage of NFA rice or just a “drama” to pressure the interagency body to approve a proposal to import rice, an official said on Wednesday. In a

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Two die, 3 missing as motor boat capsize off Cebu: PCG

February 7, 2018

Two people died while three are missing after a motor boat capsized off the waters of Cebu on Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Wednesday. The PCG said the fatalities were Neriza Gonzaga and Althea Gonzaga, a 2 year-old baby

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Filipina reported missing in Taiwan quake

February 7, 2018

A Filipino woman was reported missing following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit the tourist city of Hualien in Taiwan on Wednesday. “A team from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office – Taipei led by the Labor Attache, Atty. Cesar

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Duterte thankful to PLDT for returning frequency after threatening telcos with audit

February 7, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has thanked PLDT ( Philippine Long Distance Telephone) Inc. for agreeing to surrender to government one of its frequencies, which could be allotted for a third telecommunications player. PLDT made the move after President Rodrigo Duterte warned

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Philippines not “too soft” on China, one with ASEAN in raising concern over activities in disputed waters, official says

February 7, 2018

The Philippines is not treating China “too soft” as it was one with the other Southeast Asian countries in raising concern over China’s continuous reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, an official said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in

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