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Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abducted Cafgu man freed in Quezon

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The paramilitary man who was abducted Wednesday has been freed by his abductors believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, the military said.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More lawmakers question inclusion in pork scam list

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More former members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday questioned their being named in Benhur Luy’s files of lawmakers who had dealings with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Reports of ‘hostage-taking’ at Quezon jail denied by authorities

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At least 40 wives and children of inmates at the Quezon provincial jail here were forced to stay overnight inside prison cells after jail guards locked them in Saturday evening.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CPP hits comrade’s ‘cruel’ conviction

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The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has assailed the conviction of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Eduardo Sarmiento, calling his 40-year prison sentence “cruel.”

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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