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Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in

In this image from video, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican-Iowa., swears in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the presiding officer for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP) WASHINGTON — Advocates […]

7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province

ECHAGUE, Isabela, Philippines — Seven members of the communist New People’s Army in this province surrendered to authorities on Friday, the military said on Sunday. Among them was a certain Ka Dennis, a 37-year-old squad leader of the Platon Uno of the Central Front-Kilusang Rebolusyonaryo-Cagayan Valley. ADVERTISEMENT Ka Dennis and six other rebels were presented […]

Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead

PLARIDEL, Bulacan, Philippines — A former vice mayor and an incumbent barangay chief of Pandi town were gunned down while inside a restaurant here on Sunday, police said. Maj. Joy Villanueva Placido, chief of the Pandi Municipal Police Station, said former Pandi Vice Mayor Oca Marquez and Barangay Chairman Mauro Capistrano of Bagbaguin were shot […]

8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental

Kabankalan (outlined in red) in Negros Occidental. (Image from Google Maps) BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Eight persons, four of them minors, were rushed to a hospital on Sunday after they fell from a 20-meter hanging foot bridge while watching a fluvial parade in Sitio Camugao, Barangay 6, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Some cables […]

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocked Batangas Sunday evening, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). ADVERTISEMENT In a bulletin issued by Phivolcs, the temblor reportedly hit 5 kilometers southwest of Mabini town in Batangas at 8:59 p.m. The quake was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 12 […]

Fire destroys residential area in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines – Fire hit a residential area on Don Pepe Street in Barangay Santo Domingo, Quezon City, according to a report from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). The fire, which started at around 5:30 p. m. and immediately reached the fifth alarm, spread rapidly as the houses were made of light materials. ADVERTISEMENT […]

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