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AFP soldiers hit by government howitzers on pre-Christmas fighting in Northern Samar, rebels say

AFP soldiers hit by government howitzers on pre-Christmas fighting in Northern Samar, rebels say

BicolToday.com News Team CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Rebels in Northern Samar “pooh-poohed” the AFP claim that on December 16, 2017, its units had attacked and caused casualties among government soldiers…

26 identified in Davao mall fire among 37 recovered bodies

26 identified in Davao mall fire among 37 recovered bodies

DAVAO CITY – Twenty-six of the 37 charred bodies recovered inside the NCCC Mall in Davao City have already been identified, as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, by the authorities thru…

Baguio shaken by 2 mild quakes

Baguio shaken by 2 mild quakes

By Liza Agoot, PNA BAGUIO CITY, 26Dec2017 — Twin earthquakes, with magnitudes 4.7 and 3.8, hit some parts of this city and the rest of the Cordillera region five minutes…

Pulong on leave until resignation is accepted – Sara

Pulong on leave until resignation is accepted – Sara

By Lilian Mellejor, PNA DAVAO CITY — Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte will remain on leave until President Rodrigo Duterte approves his resignation, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said in reaction to his…

36 charred bodies recovered in Davao mall fire

36 charred bodies recovered in Davao mall fire

By Lilian Mellejor, PNA DAVAO CITY, 26Dec2017 – The rescue teams of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) finally found 36 charred bodies believed to be the trapped call center…

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao vice mayor

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao vice mayor

DAVAO CITY — Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte tendered his resignation as vice mayor of the city during the City Council’s special session Monday, December 25. In a short but emotional…

19 dead, 26 hurt in La Union road mishap

19 dead, 26 hurt in La Union road mishap

By Vicente Alhambra, Jr. and Leilanie Adriano AGOO, La Union, 25Dec2017 — Nineteen persons including children and a five-month-old baby were confirmed to have died on the spot, while 26…

Eastern Visayas storm death toll climbs to 46

Eastern Visayas storm death toll climbs to 46

By Sarwell Meniano TACLOBAN CITY — Death toll from Tropical Storm Urduja has climbed to 46 in Eastern Visayas region Wednesday morning while 49 are still missing, according to initial…

Beached whale rescued, herded back to sea in Palawan

Beached whale rescued, herded back to sea in Palawan

By Ruth Rodriguez  PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A 15-foot whale was eventually pulled back into the sea Saturday afternoon after a team of environment, maritime, and coast guard authorities…

‘Urduja’ death toll climbs to 32 in Eastern Visayas

‘Urduja’ death toll climbs to 32 in Eastern Visayas

By Lizbeth Ann Abella TACLOBAN CITY — Death toll due to the onslaught of “Urduja” in Eastern Visayas climbed to 32 while 29 others remain missing, the Philippine National Police…

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