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P6m worth of marijuana destroyed in Lanao Sur

MAGUINDANAO– Police and anti-narcotics agents in Lanao del Sur uprooted over the weekend some 40,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated market value of P6 million, officials said on Monday. Senior Inspector Jackly Bilibili of Lanao del Sur police office said joint elements of the Lanao del Sur police ...

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Police release sketches of Zambo bombing suspects

ZAMBOANGA City– The local police authorities have released the computer-generated sketches of the two people behind Thursday night’s bombing in this city. Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, Zamboanga City police director, said in a press conference Monday at City Hall that they were able to come up with the sketches based ...

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Lightning strikes farmer in Agusan del Norte

BUTUAN City– A 27-year-old farmer died upon arrival at a local hospital after he was struck by a lightning during a thunderstorm following a heavy downpour at a municipality of Agusan del Norte Sunday past noon. Reports from Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office reaching the regional headquarters here on ...

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Comelec deactivates 62,000 voters in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA City– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has deactivated 62,000 registered voters in this city for failure to votes in two consecutive elections. Of the total number, 22,000 were from this city’s first congressional district while the 40,000 in the second district. Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete, first district election officer, ...

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Makabayan solons slam ‘rescue’ of indengenes seeking sanctuary

MANILA – Partylist representatives belonging to the Makabayan bloc in Congress today condemned the “illegal, violent and forcible entry” by Davao City police in the an evacuation center where Lumads have taken refuge to escape military operations in their communities since May. The police action came days after North Cotabato ...

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Pagadian City launches earthquake, fire drills

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in partnership with the concerned stakeholders is conducting an earthquake and fire drills on Friday in this city’s commercial district. Haron Damada, CDRRMO chief, said Thursday the scenario will include earthquake and tsunami then followed ...

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