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TESDA exec with alleged links to Abu Sayyaf Group nabbed

Posted on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 03:44 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – A high-ranking official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was nabbed in a joint operation by soldiers and police for illegal possession of explosives...

Dengue cases in CARAGA region rises to 5,800; death toll 17

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 08:54 PM | No Comments
Dengue cases in CARAGA region has climbed to 5,800 while death toll raised to 17 since January of this year, higher compared to the same period last year. The Department...

Duterte siblings take oath of office

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 08:04 PM | No Comments
DAVAO CITY – The children of President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday took their oath of office with other newly-elected officials here. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, the president’s eldest son, will represent...

Malaysian bandits possibly behind kidnapping of 10 fishermen off Sabah

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 04:13 PM | No Comments
Malaysian bandits might possibly be behind the kidnapping of 10 fishermen off Sabah on Tuesday (June 18) according to Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Western...

Former Medellin, Cebu mayor shot dead inside hospital

Posted on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 09:18 PM | No Comments
Former Medellin, Cebu mayor Ricardo Rodriguez Ramirez was shot dead while still under hospital arrest. Based on reports, still unidentified armed men raided the hospital and disarmed the security guards...

SC postpones debate on writ of kalikasan for areas in West Philippine Sea

Posted on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 05:43 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court on Tuesday (June 18) postponed its debates on a plea for writ of kalikasan for areas in West Philippine Sea. The SC moved the oral...

I call on our beloved president to help us —captain of sunken PH boat

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2019 09:29 PM | No Comments
Cerillo Escuterio recalled they already caught three tons of fish before a Chinese vessel rammed into their fishing vessel, F/B GemVir 1, on June 9. The 22-man crew was then...

‘How can we harass them, their boat is bigger’—rescued fisherman

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2019 08:53 PM | No Comments
One of the rescued fishermen has belied the statement of the Chinese Embassy in Manila claiming that the Chinese vessel was “besieged by 7 or 8 Filipino fishing boats.” Justin...

Fire hits residential area in Lucena, over 30 homes destroyed

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2019 10:44 AM | No Comments
A fire hit a residential area in Barangay Ibabang Dupay in Lucena City on Sunday afternoon (June 16). Over 30 homes were destroyed according to the Bureau of Fire Protection...

3 NPA terrorists killed in Mindoro encounter

Posted on Friday, 14 June 2019 07:58 PM | No Comments
RIZAL, Philippines — Three members of the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist group were killed in an encounter with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the town of...