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Belt of light winds brings clouds, rains

TWO prevailing weather systems has brought cloudy skies with rains in some areas in Mindanao and most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. The state weather bureau said the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), a belt of calms and light winds between the ...

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Slain IP leader’s kin to respond to NPA charges after funeral

MALAYBALAY City–The family of slain Umayamnon leader Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao Sr., representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the city council here, said they would respond to the accusations of the New People’s Army (NPA) which owned responsibility for killing him allegedly due to criminal acts. But the family ...

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Ombud holds Elipe, sis liable for graft

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent  THE Office of the Ombudsman has found Councilor President Elipe and his sister liable for graft and falsification of documents as it recommended that the two be charged in court. In a seven-page resolution, Ombudsman  Conchita Carpio Morales approved the charges against Elipe and his sister ...

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NPA owns responsibility for killing of tribal leader

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE New People’s Army (NPA) owned up responsibility over last week’s execution of a tribal leader in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. In a statement on Friday, the rebel group characterized Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao, the city’s mandatory representative of the indigenous people, as an alleged “hardened ...

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Pagasa sees as much as 12 tropical cyclones till October

By Nitz Arancon SEVEN to 12 tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country between now and October, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has warned. Joseph Basconcillo, a Pagasa climatologist, said the forecast is that a tropical cyclone would hit the country before the month ends, ...

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Police build case vs Pasal attack brains

By LITO RULONA Correspondent  CITY police director Faro Antonio Olaguera yesterday said a special team of police officers has been tasked to start profiling the suspected brains behind the two attempts on the life of regional Judge Emmanuel Pasal Jr., and to speed up the case build-up so the suspect ...

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Suspected rebels kill former social welfare exec

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent  AGUSAN del Sur–The capitol yesterday condemned the killing of the province’s former social welfare chief by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) early this week. Authorities identified the victim as Josefina Bajade, former chief of the provincial social welfare and development office. Bajade had ...

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12 Duterte Cabinet positions still vacant

DAVAO City–All but 12 cabinet positions under the next administration have been filled up, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson Peter Laviña said on Thursday. The vacant posts include those for the four departments Duterte has offered to the Communist Party of the Philippines. These are the Department of Agrarian Reform, ...

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