By Matikas Santos
Seven victims of human trafficking, six of whom were minors, have been rescued by authorities in remote towns in Quirino and Isabela provinces, police said Tuesday.
Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the 2011 murder of a Quirino newspaper columnist.
A total of 5,000 families and over 4,000 students who were affected by typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” in September last year in Isabela and Quirino benefited from the rehabilitation projects of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Five provinces, eight cities and five municipalities remain under a declared state of calamity nine days after typhoon “Pedring” pummeled the country, destroying billions worth of infrastructure and agricultural crops in Central Luzon.