VP poll recount starts Monday
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VP poll recount starts Monday

VP poll recount starts Monday By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan     MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), will start on Monday the recount of votes for the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. The place … Continue reading

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Marawi rehab part of efforts to stop terror recruitment

Marawi rehab part of efforts to stop terror recruitment By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA(Philippines News Agency)   — Efforts to rehabilitate war-torn Marawi City are now in full swing in line with efforts to prevent terror groups from recruiting new members. “Malaking posibilidad yan ano, kaya nga continuous ngayon yung rehabilitation sa Marawi City (That is a big possibility that is why the … Continue reading

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Suspected CPP-NPA leader nabbed in Bacolod

Suspected CPP-NPA leader nabbed in Bacolod By Nanette Guadalquiver   BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — A suspected leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) was arrested in this city over the weekend. Authorities identified the suspect as Isidro “Gesnar” Castillo, 66, of Barangay Pahanocoy here. Castillo, who had a warrant of … Continue reading

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19M devotees seen to attend Black Nazarene festivities

19M devotees seen to attend Black Nazarene festivities By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — Some 19 million devotees are expected to participate in various activities, including the grand procession in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. According to Manila Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU) head Superintendent Lucile … Continue reading

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Disaster impact threatens Eastern Visayas’ 2017 economy

Disaster impact threatens Eastern Visayas’ 2017 economy By Sarwell Meniano  A major bridge in Biliran province cut off by Tropical Storm Urduja mid-December. Natural disasters, according to NEDA in Eastern Visayas, destroy tangible assets such as buildings and infrastructure as well as human resources, hence, reducing production capacity. (Photo courtesy of Biliran Island FB page)   TACLOBAN … Continue reading