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Cop killed in ambush

An intelligence officer of the Quezon City Police was killed Sunday afternoon after he was ambushed by at least two armed men while on his way to his farm, a police official said. Supt. Eleazar Matta, chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station 6 in Batasan Hills, identified the victim as Police […]

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DA to probe alleged overpricing of garlic

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be conducting an investigation on the alleged overpricing of garlic in supermarkets and groceries in Metro Manila and other areas in the country. Based on DA’s monitoring, prices of imported and locally-grown garlic increased to as much as P290 per kilo and P180 per kilo, respectively. DA Secretary Proceso […]

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PDEA backs mandatory drug testing for convicts

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said that it fully supports a proposed bill that seeks mandatory drug testing for all convicts and parolees. Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr., PDEA Director General, said the agency supports House Bill (HB) 2777, an act endorsed and approved by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chaired by Rep. Vicente Belmonte […]

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QC fire destroys P1M in property

More or less P1 million worth of property was destroyed in a fire that hit a five-storey building in Quezon City early Sunday morning. Supt. Jesus Fernandez, Quezon City Fire Marshall, said the fire started at 12:48 a.m. Sunday and affected the Delta Milling Industry, Incorporated. The said building is located at 102-104 E. Rodriguez Jr. […]

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Man injured in shooting

A man was injured after he was shot by his “friend” in San Juan City Saturday night. Injured was Cesar Japoz Jr., who sustained a bulletwound on his shoulder and on the side of the body. Police apprehended the suspect Roberto Banez, 54, of Barangay Little Baguio, San Juan. Senior Superintendent Joselito Daniel, Chief of […]

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Anti-Carnapping Act passed on 2nd reading

Manila, Philippines — A bill which seeks to impose heftier penalties for carnapping or car theft has moved one step closer to enactment in the 16th Congress. The House Committee on Revision of Laws approved and defended in plenary House Bill (HB) No.4544, which is titled “An Act providing for a Revised Anti-Carnapping Act, repealing […]

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Local ICT group formed to monitor BPO growth

To assess the growing economy of the business process outsourcing (BPO) in Davao City, the Davao del Norte Information and Communication Technology (DavNor ICT) was created. The ad-hoc committee, composed of 11 persons from various agencies, was the result of a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) among ICT players in Davao del Norte spearheaded by the […]

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Five typhoons needed to bring back Angat Dam to normal level

The water level at Angat Dam has dropped to its lowest level in four years due to insufficient rains over the watershed area in Bulacan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday. To enable the dam water to return to its normal level of 212 meters, at least five typhoons, dumping […]

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Korea donating warship to PH

Manila, Philippines — The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) warship by yearend and donate it to the Philippine Navy, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. According to the DFA, the announcement of the donation was made during a recent meeting between South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwang-jin and Defense […]

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Muntinlupa shortens business permit process

Muntinlupa is now in a strong position to be a more competitive mega-city in Metro Manila because of streamlined policies for the business sector. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the Muntinlupa City government has exerted efforts to revitalize the city’s economy. He said the primary thrust of his administration is to make the city business-friendly When […]

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