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65 top drug targets hauled to Mimaropa jail

SIXTY-FIVE top drug targets in Mimaropa region have been arrested and jailed by agents of the Police Regional Office 4-B, PRO4-B director Chief Supt. Wilben M. Mayor said yesterday. Of the 65, 18 are included in the Top 10 list…

300 cops, dependents, media avail of free mental checkup

CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office 3 Press Club hosted a free medical and dental checkup to some 300 policemen and their dependents held at PRO3 Multi-Purpose building here last Saturday. The one-day activity was sponsored by National…

Imus leads kick-off of ‘Wagayway Festival’

IMUS City, Cavite -- Mayor Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Maliksi led the kick-off ceremony yesterday of the colorful ‘Wagayway Festival’ held at District Plaza here. The Cavite’s capital (Imus) is celebrating its 11th year of Flag Day on May 28, and has…

10-hour power outages set in Aurora, Ecija

CABANATUAN City -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippine yesterday announced separate power service interruptions in parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora on Wednesday. NGCP regional communications spokesperson Ernest Lorenz Vidal said this was due to maintenance activities to…

Pusher falls, boy drowns in Bataan posh resort

CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- A suspected drug pusher was arrested during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Mariveles town here over the weekend. This developed as a six-year-old boy from Manila drowned at a posh resort in Orani, Bataan. Senior Supt.…

Body with gunshot wounds found in sugar plantation

TANAUAN City, Batangas -- An unidentified man was found dead by local residents in a sugar plantation in Bgy. Janopol Oriental, here, the other day, a police report said. Investigators, led by PO3 Rhadie R. Manzanilla and PO2 Reagan Umali,…

Cagayan cops smash rob-holdup gang

CAGAYAN policemen on Sunday smashed a notorious robbery-holdup gang operating in Cagayan Valley following an operation in Pamplona town which resulted in the arrest of four members of the gang, Police Regional Office 2 director Chief Supt. Robert G. Quenery…

Helper sandwiched by 2 trucks dies

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- A truck helper was crushed to death after he was pinned between two cargo trucks when one of them accidentally moved forward while he was loading some machine tools at the back of their truck here…

GMA proposes expansion of ROTC to CSC

FORMER President-turned-Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macagapal-Arroyo has proposed the creation of a Citizens Service Corps (CSC) that will expand and improve the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program to enable the youth to truly take part in nation-building. Noting that youth…

Manila-based drug trafficker killed in Tarlac bust

CONCEPCION, Tarlac -- “The drug supply must be stopped.” Tarlac police chief Supt. Luis Ventura said this after a shabu supplier from Manila was killed in an entrapment here yesterday morning. Ventura identified the slain suspect, who was allegedly supplier…

Aurora eyes random drug testing to students, DepEd personnel

SAN LUIS, Aurora -- The Department of Education here is eyeing for a random drug testing to all their personnel and students in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Schools Division Superintendent Engineer Edgard C. Domingo said at…

Pampanga gov eyes bigger jails

CITY of San Fernando, Pampanga -- “It is necessary to build bigger jails in line with the sustained campaign against illegal drugs which has resulted in the overcrowding of existing jail facilities.” Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda stressed this point during…

Pope names new bishop of Batanes

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Danilo Ulep as the new bishop of Batanes. The 54-year old priest from the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao will succeed Bishop Emeritus Camilo Gregorio, 77, who retired after serving the prelature for almost 14 years. The…
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