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Camsur governor stripped of power over police

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Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has removed the authority of Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte over the local police in his province for actions “inimical to national security.”

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Miners turn forest protectors

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All their lives, they were small-scale miners until last year, when they were turned into forest guards of the Mt. Magdiwata watershed in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Code of silence hampers search for missing miners

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By his mother’s account, Alfred Cobol was a stubborn man.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipino miners get low pay, work in unsafe conditions — report

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Filipino miners still work under conditions that are a throwback to the previous century, according to report by local and international labor groups.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rogue miners hunting for gold dig tunnel under pawnshops

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Some highland miners have shifted their search for gold from the mountains to the lowlands, discovering pawnshops as a rich source of precious metals and stones. Instead of breaking windows or crawling on ceilings, they tunnel their way quietly into their targets, often at night, police say. More than that, they would send out scouts [...]

Posted: July 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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