Military foils Abu Sayyaf kidnap plot

-Seven Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed in a clash at sea as government troops thwarted another kidnapping attempt by the ASG, military officials said Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said Tuesday’s predawn firefight near Sulare …

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Manila aids Sta. Mesa fire victims

Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said the city government will assist around 615 families or a total of 2,245 individuals who were affected by a fire in Sta. Mesa, Manila on Monday.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Domagoso also gave assurance that the city government …

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NHA OKs 2-month amortization suspension

The National Housing Authority (NHA) has approved a two-month suspension of amortization or lease payments from residential account holders in all existing housing projects, NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, Escalada said the suspension of amortization also covers commercial, …

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Koronadal City builds own modern gym

Construction works have started for the city’s modern gymnasium that received a funding of around PHP76 million, officials said in a statement.

City Mayor Eliordo Ogena said Tuesday the initial phase of the facility’s development is now underway in its site located at the back …

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Troops overrun NPA hideout in Zambo Sur

-Government troops have overrun a hideout of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists following a clash in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur, officials said Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said Sunday’s firefight took place at …

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DavNor town mayor recovers from Covid-19

The municipality of Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte said Tuesday Mayor Ernesto Evangelista’s reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test showed that he is now negative for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The announcement on the local government’s Facebook Page said after Evangelista’s negative result, the mayor …

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SC approves magistrate’s early retirement

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday confirmed the early retirement of one of its magistrates.

“The Court approved the application for disability retirement of Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla effective today, 3 November,” the SC Public Information Office said in a press statement.

No other details were …

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