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Bacolod, Liloan win top awards

By ARLO CUSTODIO September 26, 2019 For garnering the highest points across all categories and besting 37 contenders, Bacolod City was named the Top Philippine Model City in the 3rd The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities Awards held Wednesday in Malate, Manila. The City of Smiles first won …

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10M kids at risk in Borneo forest fires

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 26, 2019 JAKARTA: Air pollution from Indonesian forest fires is putting nearly 10 million children at risk, the United Nations (UN) warned as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The fires have been spewing toxic haze over Southeast Asia in recent …

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8 dragon boat paddlers die in Boracay accident

By RAFFY AYENG September 26, 2019 EIGHT paddlers of the Boracay Dragon Boat Team died, while 14 others were injured when the boat they were rowing capsized in Boracay Island on Wednesday, September 25. Capt. Armand Balilo said the boat was swamped by huge waves at 7:45 a.m. off Bulabog …

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5.2-quake rattles Pakistan, 22 killed

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 26, 2019 ISLAMABAD: At least 22 people have been killed and more than 300 suffered various injuries after a shallow earthquake rattled northeastern Pakistan, tearing car-sized cracks into roads and heavily damaging infrastructure. The quake sent people in Lahore and Islamabad running into the streets. With …

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Missing boots triggered Dormitorio’s death

By DEMPSEY REYES September 26, 2019 Cdt. 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio died because of a missing pair of combat boots, initial police investigation showed. Col. Allen Rae Co, Baguio City’s police chief, told The Manila Times that Cdt. 1st Class Axl Rey Sanupao left his boots with Dormitorio for safekeeping …

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‘Bad design caused Lion Air crash’

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 25, 2019 JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have cited failures in the Boeing 737 MAX design and oversight as contributing to the 2018 Lion Air plane crash, the Wall Street Journal reported. The report into the crash, which will be formally released in early November, also blames pilot …

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7 policemen linked to ‘drug queen’

By DARWIN PESCO September 25, 2019 SEVEN police officers are being monitored for their alleged involvement in the recycling of seized illegal drugs, National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar said on Tuesday. The policemen were also suspected to have links with a “drug queen” in Manila. Eleazar said …

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