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Duterte calls for ‘ceasefire’ during Parago’s wake

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed on Monday night to both the government forces and communist rebels for a “temporary ceasefire” during the wake of slain New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago San-doval. Duterte, who arrived at the wake at 10 p.m., issued ...

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MMDA preps for rainy season pna

MANILA — A total of 20 truckloads or 120 cubic meters of garbage were collected from the Tanque creek and the drainage system along the whole stretch of Tomas Morato St. in Quezon City, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday. Emma Quiambao, MMDA flood control head, said ...

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Malaysia grants reprieve to OFW from death row

MANILA — Malaysia’s board of pardons has commuted the death sentence of a convicted Filipino drug smuggler to life imprisonment, the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported, yesterday. Jacqueline Quiamno was arrested in June 2005 for smuggling five kilograms of cocaine stashed in her luggage at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ...

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Rotary Clubs’ Walk for Peace set

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Zone 1 of the Rotary International District 3870 begins the the new Rotary year with a Walk for Peace on Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 5:30 in the morning. Dignitaries from Rotary are expected to attend the event to promote peace, including District Governor Leo ...

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Oil firms cut fuel prices by P1.05 per liter today

OIL firms are set on rolling back prices of fuel products by P1.05 per liter and diesel by 15 centavos per liter today. Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC), Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, PTT Philippines and Seaoil Philippines Inc. (SPI) were to cut gasoline prices by P1.05 per liter and ...

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State of calamity in Maguindanao town

SULTAN sa Barongis, Maguindanao– The municipal government here yesterday placed the entire town under a state of calamity due to rising flood waters since Wednesday. Mayor Ramdatu Angas said the water level receded Friday morning but slowly rose again as rains continue to hit the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato ...

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Region 10 workers to get P12-daily wage increase next month

LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Sunday that the Regional Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of Region 10 has approved a wage order mandating a P12-daily wage increase for all private sector minimum wage earners in the region. Citing a report of Dole Regional Office No. 10 Regional Director and RTWPB ...

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Pagasa keeps an eye on 2 low-pressure areas

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday it is monitoring closely two low-pressure areas (LPAs) outside the Philippine area of responsibility. Pagasa weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the first LPA has been spotted at approximately 2,000 kilometers east of Mindanao while the other LPA is still too ...

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SC orders AMLC to reply to Jinggoy plea

By Perfecto Raymundo of Philippine News Agency THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to explain in its Inquiry Report on the bank account of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and his wife in connection with his pending plunder trial before the Sandiganbayan. In a one-page resolution ...

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