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Police killer killed

Credit to Author: CRIS DIAZ| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:12:29 +0000

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The alleged gang leader who shot dead last Monday a police officer manning the checkpoint in Misamis Oriental was killed on Friday morning. Misamis Oriental Police chief LtCol. Robert Roy Bahian said the fourth of five suspects known only as “Bulaw” was cornered in the village of Tabo, Libertad town. Two […]

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Panagbenga grand parade set on March 21

Credit to Author: Dexter A. See| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:06:22 +0000

BAGUIO CITY: The Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) has set a new schedule for the 25th edition of the Panagbenga or the Baguio Flower Festival as prevention against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). This year’s flower festival theme is “Panagbenga 2020: Blooming Through the Years.” BFFFI Executive Committee co-chairman and Baguio Country […]

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Governor: Negros’ image in peril

Credit to Author: Eugene Y. Adiong| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:06:15 +0000

BACOLOD CITY: The shooting of a police officer in Bacolod City last Saturday will adversely affect the image of Negros Occidental, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Monday. “Definitely it will affect the image of the province especially Bacolod City,” Lacson said. Four unidentified suspects shot dead Pat. Eric Alcosaba in front of a fast food […]

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Taal alert level lowered to 2

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:54:06 +0000

THE status of Taal Volcano was downgraded from alert level 3 to alert level 2, which signifies “decreased unrest,” the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Friday. “Taal Volcano’s condition in the succeeding three weeks has been characterized by less frequent volcanic earthquake activity, stabilizing ground deformation of the Taal Caldera and […]

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Fight vs ASF a ‘people issue’

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:10:18 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it was on top of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in the country that has so far reached several areas in Luzon and Mindanao since the virus broke out in July last year. During his speech at the three-day International Farmers’ Summit 2020 in Pasay City, Agriculture Secretary […]

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Only 25% of LGUs have landfills

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:23:12 +0000

MORE sanitary landfills are needed to cater to the increasing volume of waste generated in the Philippines, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said on Tuesday. At a Senate hearing on waste-to-energy (WTE) and waste management, DENR Assistant Sectretary Jesus Enrico Moises Salazar said waste generation across the country was projected to […]

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800 mine workers face layoff over uncertain license renewal

Credit to Author: Leander C. Domingo, TMT| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:19:15 +0000

KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya: Australian OceanaGold mining company is set to lay off more than 800 employees by the end of the month after eight months of waiting for the renewal of its financial and technical assistance agreement (FTAA). Melissa Bowerman, Brisbane-based OceanaGold corporate communications manager, said most of the 1,500 employees they maintain would be […]

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Cordillera, Bulacan report 6 PUIs for coronavirus

Credit to Author: Frederick Silverio| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:16:47 +0000

Seven persons under investigation (PUIs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and three in Bulacan province and eight persons under monitoring (PUMs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) in Zamboanga City had been reported as of Tuesday. Regional health authorities, however, said the Cordillera remains free of the dreaded coronavirus despite […]

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AFP, GMA foundation sign agreement

Credit to Author: Asangan T. Madale| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:12:02 +0000

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte: Military officials and GMA Kapuso Foundation officials signed on Tuesday a deal to construct classrooms in Zamboanga City and Lanao del Norte. Luz Annalee Escudero-Catibog, executive vice president and chief operating officer of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., said the organization would work with Army engineers to construct a school for orphaned […]

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Smugglers, lax traders behind ASF spread

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:21:51 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has blamed smugglers and uncooperative hog traders for the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the Philippines. Since the virus was confirmed in the country in August last year, at least 130 outbreaks have been recorded, the DA said in its recent report to the World Organization for Animal […]

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