2 killed, 2 injured in Pangasinan accidents

MANAOAG, Pangasinan: A criminology student and his friend were killed when the motorcycle they were riding crashed onto a concrete post along the national highway in Barangay Babasit of this town. Two others were seriously injured in a separate accident when their vehicles collided in Sual town on Saturday night. Chief Insp. Dave Mahilum, Manaoag […]

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‘Urduja’ relief operations have started, says Roque

‘Urduja’ relief operations have started, says Roque

Relief operations for people affected by “Urduja” have started, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement issued on Sunday, Dec. 17, a day after the tropical storm made landfall in Eastern Samar.

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‘Lumad’ group hits AFP’s denial of blocking food from evacuees

An indigenous peoples (IP) rights group slammed as “fake news” the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) denial that soldiers have been blocking food and aid for evacuees in a village in Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

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This Week’s Milestones: Dec. 17-23, 2017

This Week's Milestones: Dec. 17-23, 2017

Dec. 20, 2005 The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC), the Philippines’ highest policymaking body on agrarian reform, decides with finality to distribute Hacienda Lusisita in Tarlac province and revoke the stock distribution option (SDO.) The SDO is a scheme under the 1988 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program which allows workers to own shares of stock instead […]

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700 families evacuated in Albay town

More than 700 families residing at the foot of Mount Mayon were evacuated by local officials early Saturday morning as Tropical Storm “Urduja” continued to pour rains over Bicol.

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4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the list was approved on November […]

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