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Angkas eyes 6-month pilot run by end June

By Aerol John Patena, PNA MANILA — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas is eyeing to start the six-month pilot run of its operations by the end of June as it trains its drivers to ensure road safety and improve the services for its riders. “Sana po by third week or last ...
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Kidnapping suspect slain in Zambo shootout

A suspect allegedly involved with a kidnap-for-ransom-group (KFRG) met his fate during a shootout with police in Zamboanga City. The KFRG was allegedly responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian priest 12 years ago. The slain suspect was identified by Col. Thomas Joseph Martir, Zamboanga City Police Office ...
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American pedophile nabbed in Davao

By Ferdinand Patinio, PNA MANILA — An American pedophile wanted in the United States for child molestation and pornography was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials in Davao City while applying for an extension of his stay as a tourist in the country. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said ...
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LTO rules that reckless motorist from viral video can never drive again

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has released a resolution regarding Luis Miguel Lopez, better known as Miko Lopez who rose to social media notoriety over videos of him flagrantly and arrogantly breaking traffic rules. Lopez has had his license effectively revoked, faces P9,000 in fines, and is perpetually ...
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CDO mourns death of police chief

By Jigger Jerusalem, PNA CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city government here has expressed condolences to the family of Col. Nelson Aganon, director of Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO), who passed away Tuesday afternoon.Mayor Oscar Moreno described Aganon as “a person and public servant who possessed ...
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Philippine Eagle Week opens in Davao City

By Digna Banzon, PNA DAVAO CITY – An exhibition and film screening of the “Bird of Prey” opened on Tuesday at SM Annex to kick-off the Philippine Eagle week celebration here. The exhibition–a collaboration among SM City Davao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine Eagle ...
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Air pollution leads to 7M premature deaths yearly

By PNA GENEVA — Some 7 million people die prematurely every year from air pollution, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment said Monday ahead of World Environment Day, noting there are also success stories. David Boyd, the Special Rapporteur, urged nations to beat air ...
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DOTr vows to ensure PH remains to be leading seafarer provider

By Aerol John Patena, PNA MANILA — The Philippines will continue to improve the quality of maritime education to maintain its status as a leading provider of seafarers in the world, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Wednesday. “The cooperation of CHED [Commission on Higher Education] and MARINA [Maritime ...
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China begins withdrawing vessels from disputed West Philippine Sea territories out of respect for President Duterte

An initial group of at least 100 Chinese fishing vessels have vacated the contested West Philippine Sea on Tuesday thanks to negotiations between the Philippine government and China. Philippine Special Envoy to China Ramon Tulfo reported that the withdrawal is a result of the negotiations which began after ...
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First day of classes in Region 12 peaceful, orderly: PNP-12

COTABATO CITY — The first day of classes in public and private schools in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) on Monday has been peaceful and orderly with policemen managing the traffic and providing ample security to students and teachers. In a report, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 said there were ...
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