Lightning kills boy, injures 2 others in Zamboanga City

Lightning kills boy, injures 2 others in Zamboanga City

A 14-year-old boy died and two others were in critical condition when lightning hit them at around noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Sitio Baluno, Barangay Salaan in this city.

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September declared ‘Verde Island Passage (VIP) awareness week’

An inter-agency management network declared every fourth week of September as the “Verde Island Passage (VIP) conservation awareness week,” an initiative meant to heighten efforts to preserve the marine corridor. 

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Senators urge gov’t to review intel fund use amid bombings

The recent spate of bombings in Mindanao, which took place while the island remains under martial law, should prompt the government to review how it has been spending its intelligence funds, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.

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Boracay business owners frown on requirement of sewerage treatment plants

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Several business operators on Boracay Island object to another order by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requiring even small establishments to put up of sewerage treatment plants (STPs).

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Agri damage in Cagayan due to Typhoon ‘Ompong’ estimated at P4.6B

At least P4.6 billion worth of agricultural products were damaged following the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” in the province of Cagayan, its governor said on Monday.

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