New voters in Laoag up by 5K

New voters here increased by around 5,000 this year and almost half of it are transferees or those who were previously registered from other provinces, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday.

Lawyer Julius Balbas, city Comelec officer, said there had been a …

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120 Apayao volunteers undergo army training

Some 120 volunteers, aged 18-35 from Apayao’s seven towns, have joined a 45-day basic military training in support of the government’s peace-keeping measures and as reservists in case of national emergencies and during relief and rescue operations.

Organized by the 1405th Kalinga-Apayao Community Defense Center …

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Bernie Cruz named DAR acting chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped Undersecretary Bernie Cruz to be the acting chief of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Malacañang announced on Saturday.

Duterte signed Cruz’s appointment paper on Oct. 28, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement.

“The Palace confirms that President …

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2 NPA rebels killed in Isabela clash

Some two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a five-minute gunfight between a joint Army-police team and communist terrorists in the mountains of Tappa, San Mariano town in Isabela on Friday, the military said.

Soldiers under the 95th Infantry Battalion and members of …

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Wall separates living, dead

Along the western side of A. Bonifacio Avenue in Quezon City that connects to the North Luzon Expressway and EDSA in Balintawak, runs a 1-km.-long concrete wall that is totally unlike the ordinary structure of residential and business owners.

Measuring about 10 feet high, the …

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High public appreciation elates Palace

Malacañang on Saturday thanked Filipinos who continue to appreciate President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance amid the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

The private pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS), in its September 12 to 16 survey, found that 67 percent of …

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