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Public school teacher, 3 others caught using shabu; ‘drug pusher’ nabbed in Cebu

A SUSPECTED drug pusher and four alleged drug users — including a public school teacher – were arrested in a police buy-bust operation on Tuesday afternoon in Badian town, 97.6 kilometers southwest of here. Senior Supt. Noel Gillamac, police provincial director, identified the teacher as Reynante Alinabon, reportedly the teacher-in-charge of Santicon Elementary School. The…

Puentevella appeals denial of travel plea

Puentevella appeals denial of travel plea May 26, 2015 9:09 pm by REINA TOLENTINO REPORTER Former Bacolod City Representative and now Mayor Monico Puentevella is appealing the ruling of the Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division which denied his request for permission to travel abroad. Puentevella asked the anti-graft court to reconsider, set aside its ruling and to…

Cebu PB focus on saving water

Cebu PB focus on saving water May 26, 2015 9:07 pm CEBU CITY: The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has passed a resolution asking local government units (LGUs) in the province to come up with water conservation programs amid below normal rainfall due to the weak El Niño phenomenon. The resolution, sponsored by PB Member Arleigh…

Surigao mayor denies receiving PDAF

Surigao mayor denies receiving PDAF May 26, 2015 9:07 pm by REINA TOLENTINO The mayor of a municipality that supposedly benefited from former Rep. Edgar Valdez of the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) denied receiving agricultural packages. Mayor Ramon Mondano of Mainit, Surigao del Norte took the stand yesterday…

PDEA-ARMM confiscates P4.5-M shabu

PDEA-ARMM confiscates P4.5-M shabu May 26, 2015 9:05 pm by JING VILLAMENTE LANAO DEL SUR: In a joint buy bust operation, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Army (PA) confiscated shabu with an estimated market value of about P4.5 million in Lanao del Sur. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr.…

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has called for an inquiry on the recent increase in tuition and miscellaneous fees in 313 private colleges and universities nationwide approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). READ: CHED allows tuition, miscellaneous fee hike in 313 private schools In a statement released Sunday, Santiago said legislation is important to ensure…

PH peacekeepers in Golan Heights cited by DFA

UN peacekeepers and awardees at UN Peacekeepers Day with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Representatives. PHOTO BY SSG ORLANDO LIWAG (AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS) Philippine military peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force who were caught in a standoff with Syrian rebels last year were cited during the celebration of the UN Peacekeepers Day on…

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