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‘Ompong’ affected families reach 411K

‘Ompong’ affected families reach 411K By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The number of families affected by Typhoon Ompong has risen to 411,235 or about 1,727,771 persons in 4,605 barangays in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cordillera and the National Capital Region. In its 6 a.m. report released on Saturday, National Disaster … Continue reading

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Pradera Verde retains PAL Ladies Interclub title

DAVAO CITY – Asian Games champion Yuka Saso powered Pradera Verde to its second straight Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub team championship Saturday, scoring a tournament-best 59 points at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. The 17-year-old Fil-Japanese eagled the par-5, 12th hole and made four birdies against a lone bogey to anchor Pradera Verde’s … Continue reading

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Manila Southwoods takes 5-point lead over Pradera Verdes

Manila Southwoods takes 5-point lead over Pradera Verdes DAVAO CITY – Five-time champion Manila Southwoods drew balanced scoring from three players to take a five-shot lead over defending titlist Pradera Verde at the start of the 13th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub golf team championships at the Rancho Palos Verdes here. Smarting from its 43-point defeat last … Continue reading

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‘Ompong’ death toll in Cordillera rises to 67; 63 others missing

‘Ompong’ death toll in Cordillera rises to 67; 63 others missing By Liza Agoot SITOGON, Benguet (Philippines News Agency) — Death toll due to Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) has risen to 67 in the entire Cordillera region, while 63 other were reported missing as of Wednesday noon, the Department of the Interior and Local … Continue reading

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All precautions in place for ‘Ompong’: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

All precautions in place for ‘Ompong’: NDRRMC By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is taking all possible precautions to ensure the safety of residents in areas lying in the path of Typhoon Ompong (international name “Mangkhut”). In line with this, the agency is bracing … Continue reading

Duterte’s oust dare to military an ‘expression of confidence’
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Duterte’s oust dare to military an ‘expression of confidence’

Duterte’s oust dare to military an ‘expression of confidence’ By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to the military to oust him was an expression of confidence that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and other groups will not get support from the soldiers, Malacañang said Wednesday. “Ang konteksto talaga ng President … Continue reading

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P1.164-M worth of drugs seized in Cavite

P1.164-M worth of drugs seized in Cavite By Dennis Abrina GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite (Philippines News Agency) – This city police’s Drug Enforcement Team (DET) seized about PHP1.164-million worth of suspected “shabu” (crytal meth) during simultaneous buy-bust operations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Supt. Paul Bometivo, city police officer-in-charge, reported to Cavite Police Provincial Director Senior … Continue reading