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Boy, 9, dies from ‘meningo’ in Quezon

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was feared to have died from the dreaded meningococcal disease Thursday at a private hospital in Lopez, Quezon. The victim, who died at 2 a.m., was diagnosed with CNS (Central Nervous System) infection. Dr. Jose Mercado, the…

Lucena cops collar 5 more pushers

LUCENA City -- As part of the continuing intensified campaign against illegal drugs in the city, joint police operatives arrested five suspected drug pushers in three separate villages here on Thursday. City police director Supt. Arturo Brual, Jr. identified the…

Abalos denies hubby eyeing Senate seat in 2019

SAN Antonio, Nueva Ecija -- Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos vehemently denied her husband, former four-time city Mayor Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr., is seeking a seat in the Senate in the 2019 national elections. “Wala akong masabi, maski ako…

Mindoro Or bgy exec nabbed in drug bust

A 52-YEAR-OLD ba-rangay ‘kagawad’ in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, who gained notoriety for involvement in illegal drug activities, was arrested yesterday by the local police in a buy-bust operation, Police Regional Office 4-B director Chief Supt. Wilben M. Mayor said.…

Surgical caravan launched in Pampanga

LUBAO, Pampanga -- The Department of Health (DoH) launched last June 21 its Surgical Caravan at Escolastica Romero District Hospital in this town with 600 indigent patients receiving free check-ups and undergoing minor surgical operations. Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda expressed…

Bacoor’s no. 1 most wanted falls

BACOOR City, Cavite -- Policemen here under Supt. Christopher Olazo, chief of police, arrested the number one most wanted person during an operation on Thursday. The alleged suspect, Alexander Barron, 54, married, jobless, of Tramo St., Talaba 7, Bacoor City,…

7 drug suspects fall

CAMP Malvar, Batangas -- Seven suspected drug offenders were arrested by authorities in Bgy. District 9, Balayan town, the other day, Police Public Information Office OIC Insp. Hazel Luma-ang said. Senior Supt. Randy Q. Peralta, provincial police director, identified the…

Ex-Marawi mayor’s house yields P10-M shabu

SECURITY forces conducting ‘house-to-house’ search yesterday found two kilos of suspected high-grade shabu worth P10 million inside the abandoned house of a former Marawi City mayor who is also one of 125 persons ordered arrested for allegedly supporting the ISIS-inspired…

ASG sub-leader, 10 others give up, 29 ASG allies held

ELEVEN members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), including their sub-leader, surrendered to authorities and turned over their firearms the other day in Basilan. Meanwhile, 29 ASG allies were arrested during military operation in Patikul, Sulu. Armed Forces of the Philippines…

Cops collar ‘Digong’ for bomb, gun

TIAONG, Quezon -- Police on Wednesday arrested a jobless man known for being trouble maker for possession of explosive, unlicensed gun and a knife during search operation inside his residence in Bgy. Tagbakin, here. Town police commander Chief Insp. Alvin…

Army to send another battalion to Marawi

CAMP Elias Angeles, Pili, Camarines Sur -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will send another battalion from the Army’s 9th Infantry Division based in Bicol to augment government troopers engaged in combat for a month to break the…

Man ambushed in Batangas

LIPA City, Batangas -- A 32-year-old jobless man was shot dead by unidentified assailants while driving an owner-type vehicle in Bgy. Sto. Toribio, here, the other day. City police commander Supt. Carlos E. Barde identified the victim as Ariel Rosales…

BIFF abandons North Cotabato school after taking five hostages

AS of 1:30 p.m. yesterday, the Armed Forces said that the BIFF rebels have abandoned the school where they reportedly seized five hostages and military operations are ongoing to catch the gunmen. “It’s already resolved. They’ve withdrawn, they are no…

Drug suspect killed in clash with Batangas cops

CAMP Gen. Malvar, Batangas -- A suspected drug offender was killed in a clash with authorities who were serving a search warrant against him in Bgy. District 10, Balayan town, Police Public Information Office OIC Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang said.…
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