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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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2 other PMA hazing victims in hospital

By DEMPSEY REYES September 24, 2019 Two other cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) who were subjected to hazing rites are being treated in a hospital, the military admitted on Monday as two academy officials were dismissed over the hazing death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Cadets of …

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Palace to PMA head: Resign

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 24, 2019 Malacañang on Monday called for the resignation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) superintendent, as officials confirmed that two other hazing victims were being treated in a hospital. “He should [resign]. You know, if I were the superintendent and I would not …

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Swine fever spreads, 15K hogs culled

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ September 24, 2019 THE Department of Agriculture on Monday said 15,000 pigs had been culled as more African swine fever (ASF) cases were detected in more villages. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the number of hogs culled was equivalent to 0.11 percent of the country’s 12.8-million …

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