Army on alert vs. rebels amid Covid-19 threat

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) will continue to provide security to people against rebel attacks while maintaining the Panay Island free from Covid-19 infection, an official said on Tuesday.

This as the 61st Infantry Batallion (61IB) clashed with suspected members of the Communist …

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Fake cigarette factory raided in Zambo Sur town

After months of surveillance, government authorities raided a factory producing counterfeit cigarettes in Dinas town, some 27 km. from this city, early Friday.

Lawyer Moises Tamayo, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional director, said the warehouse-type factory is located in Barangay San Jose in Dinas.…

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Tarsier released back to the wild in NoCot

A tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) has been released back to its natural habitat after it was turned over to environmental officials in Pikit, North Cotabato province, officials said Monday.

Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR 12) freed the tiny primate Saturday after …

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PAL reopens Manila Pagadian Manila route

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and Philippine Airlines (PAL) president and Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Santa Maria led the inaugural flight Sunday as the country's flag carrier reopened its Manila Pagadian Manila route.

Tugade said the reopening of the Manila Pagadian Manila route …

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Gordon urged to provide info on spies in POGOs

Senator Richard Dick Gordon should share his discoveries and provide proof that China may be using Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) for intelligence gathering in the country, MalacaAang said on Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this statement after Gordon, in a radio interview, claimed …

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PH T bill rates end mixed

Rate of the Philippines' treasury bills (T bills) posted mixed results Monday, with demand for all tenors remaining strong.

Average rate of the 91 day paper posted an uptick to 3.013 percent from 3.003 percent during the auction last February 24.

The Bureau of the …

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Zambo City eyes Malayal river as water source

The city government is studying the possibility of tapping the river in Barangay Malayal, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte, to augment the water supply of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD).

Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) chief, said Monday that …

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41 Navy officers get higher rank

A total of 41 senior officers of the Philippine Navy (PN) were promoted to the ranks of Captain and Marine Colonel in a donning ceremony on Monday.

Navy flag officer in command, Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo led the ceremony at the PN headquarters in …

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