(Metro News) DILG chief orders BFP to investigate Caloocan mall fire

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) DILG chief orders BFP to investigate Caloocan mall fire 

MANILA, March 18 – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo formally instructed the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on Sunday to investigate the cause of the fire that gutted the Ever Gotesco Grand Central Mall in Caloocan City over the weekend.

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Cops intercept hot lumber haul in Nueva Ecija

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Cops intercept hot lumber haul in Nueva Ecija 

GENERAL TINIO, Nueva Ecija, March 18 – A sizeable volume of illegally sawn lumber flitches was found by the police abandoned at the river bank in Barangay Pias, this town.

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17 Ilocos Region colleges seek 20% increase in tuition

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on 17 Ilocos Region colleges seek 20% increase in tuition 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union March 18 – At least 17 private colleges in Ilocos region are seeking a 20-percent increase in their tuition this coming school year.

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Phil. Army’s 48IB celebrates its 31st anniversary

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Phil. Army’s 48IB celebrates its 31st anniversary 

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija, March 18 – The 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division’s 48th Infantry (Guardian) Battalion based in Baler, Aurora on Saturday celebrated its 31st anniversary.

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Duterte says gun ban violated procedural, substantive laws

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Duterte says gun ban violated procedural, substantive laws 

DAVAO CITY, March 18 – Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continued to criticize the gun ban measure being imposed in the city until March 31, calling it flawed with legal infirmities.

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2 motorcycle drivers die in separate Pangasinan mishaps

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 18 – Two motorcycle drivers were killed in separate highway accidents in Pangasinan last March 16, according to the police.

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Aquino tells new PMA graduates not to be tempted by corruption; cites government accomplishments

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Aquino tells new PMA graduates not to be tempted by corruption; cites government accomplishments 

By Aure A. Galacgac

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 – President Benigno S. Aquino III reminded on Sunday the 187 graduates of the "Bagwis" Class of 2012 of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) not to commit corruption while in service and support the government's anti-corruption policy.

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PMA valedictorian pledges to give back what he and others received from the people

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on PMA valedictorian pledges to give back what he and others received from the people 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 – Army First Lieutenant Tom Puertollano, valedictorian of the "Bagwis" Class 2012 of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), on Sunday pledged that he and his classmates would "give back – return the favor that we have been so honored to have received from the people and the country."

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Boracay PNP apprehends motorboat carrying illegal logs

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Boracay PNP apprehends motorboat carrying illegal logs 

ILOILO CITY, March 18 – The Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) recently apprehended a motorboat loaded with illegally cut logs in Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island.

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PMA topnotcher's father thankful for President Aquino's concern for soldiers' welfare

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on PMA topnotcher's father thankful for President Aquino's concern for soldiers' welfare 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 – Mario Puertollano, a 57-year-old carpenter from Lipa, Batangas, was teary-eyed with joy Sunday as he witnessed his son Tom awarded as the valedictorian among the 187 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

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