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Hostage-taker in Laguna shot dead by police

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A charcoal maker who took a one-year-old infant hostage was killed by the police after negotiations between him and the responding authorities failed, in Biñan City, Laguna early Saturday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Inmate dies of electrocution in Cabuyao jail

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A man detained in an overcrowded police lock-up cell in Cabuyao City died from electrocution when he leaned on an electrical outlet while he and other inmates were watching television Thursday night, police said.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Giant ‘kalamay’ to remind folks of cultural bedrock

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A “KAKANIN” (native delicacy) maker shows her skills in cooking “puto bumbong” during Siniloan’s Guilingan Festival on Aug. 26. The festival features a giant “kalamay atin” to revive the tradition of cooking local delicacies from “galapong.”  MARICAR P. CINCO

A giant “kalamay atin” stole the culinary stage during the 12th Guilingan Festival of Siniloan town.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Italian envoy pleads innocent of trafficking

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Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio, center, whose lawyers said he is suffering from kidney problems, grimaces as he arrives to attend his arraignment at the City Prosecutor’s office at Biñan, Laguna province, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The judge has canceled the arraignment after his lawyers requested for a review of their petition submitted at the Department of Justice. AP PHOTO/AARON FAVila

Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse and trafficking of three Filipino children.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Antigraft’ artists daub empty wall

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GRAFFITI and street artists in Laguna daub an empty wall in Los Baños, Laguna, to protest corruption in the government.  BENJIE VILLARUEL/CONTRIBUTOR

With a message loud and clear, an empty wall smeared with stylized calligraphy and grotesque images has become a vehicle to express what young minds may think of their government.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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