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Stop use of pesticides vs ‘cocolisap,’ gov’t urged

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Concerned stakeholders of the country’s ailing coconut industry on Friday called on the government to stop the use of toxic pesticide neonicotinoid in the war against the coconut scale insect (CSI) or “cocolisap.”

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Fighting motorcycle crimes with motorcycles

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A policeman shows off his motorcycle-riding skills during a 45-day training program for the “Blue Hawk,” a new unit of the Quezon provincial police that would run after motorcycle-riding criminals. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The police in Quezon province would launch a special unit composed of trained motorcycle policemen to counter the threat posed by criminals riding on motorcycles.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Quezon seniors back free health insurance coverage

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Senior citizens here have expressed support for a proposed law that would give free and full Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for the elderly.

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

KMP: Rice imports to benefit only trade cartels

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NFA workers unload tons of rice  imported from Vietnam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant peasant group called on Congress to put a stop to the continued deluge of imported rice into the country, saying the importation would benefit only a cartel of rice dealers that manipulates prices.

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

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