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Iligan City Rep. reminds PUVs to honor fare discounts

In time with the reopening of classes for another school year, Iligan City Lone District Rep. Frederick Siao spoke to remind public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and transport network companies to honor the mandatory 20 percent discount given to students, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens. Siao also ...
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BOC on tight watch vs. African swine fever

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Saturday assured strict monitoring of all ports to prevent the entry of pork and pork products contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF) into the country. “All ports of entry are continuously being monitored to safeguard the country’s borders against the entry ...
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3 dead in North Cotabato freak road mishap

By Edwin Fernandez, PNA COTABATO CITY – Police detained the station manager of a community FM radio after a freak accident involving him and three women along a highway in North Cotabato Friday evening. Benny Queman, manager of Radyo Bandera FM station based in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, immediately surrendered ...
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663 candidate-soldiers undergo training in Zambo Sur

By Leah Agnoy, PNA LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur — The 16-week training of the 663 new candidate-soldiers kicked-off Saturday, June 1, in Camp Sang-an that houses the headquarters of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division here. The candidate-soldiers consist of 613 males and 50 females who are from across the ...
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Police in CDO misencounter under investigation over injured civilian

The two CDO police officers involved in a misencounter on Thursday which left themselves and 3 bystanders injured are being investigated and could be held liable if its proven that they shot the civilians. A police report on the incident said that S/Sgt. Arman Tagolimot of the Misamis ...
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Pisay students who spread photos of underage classmates will still get diplomas

The short story is: six male students of the Philippine Science High School were accused and found guilty of spreading lewd photos of their female schoolmates. The issue became known when students from Pisay started publicly protesting the “slap-on-the-wrist” punishment given these boys. These tiny sex offenders spread ...
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1 killed, 2 hurt in Zambo canning factory explosion

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. , PNA ZAMBOANGA CITY — One died while two others were injured when an industrial steam machine of one of the canning factories here exploded before noon Tuesday, the police said. Major Chester Natividad, Police Station 9 chief, disclosed the explosion occurred around 11:30 a.m. ...
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SoCot cops note downtrend in crimes vs. children

By Frances Kristine Alvero, PNA GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The number of recorded crimes against children in South Cotabato province has continued to decrease since last year, thanks to the success of Oplan Tokhang and improved awareness on the problem among residents. Lt. Josie Alog, women and children section ...
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Ordinance orders creation of dengue task force in barangays

By Perla Lena, PNA ILOILO CITY — Barangays are now mandated to establish dengue task forces following the passage of an ordinance calling for its creation down to villages during Tuesday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in this city. Councilor Candice Magdalane Tupas, author of the ordinance, ...
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First “K-Street Festival” happening in BGC this weekend

The Korean Cultural center in the Philippines (KCC) is hosting for the first time ever in the country a “K Street Festival” to celebrate South Korean culture. The event will be held at the C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City from Friday to Saturday this week. The ...
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