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Troops capture NPA rebel

GOVERNMENT troops have captured a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel following a 30-minute clash in the hinterlands of Davao Oriental, a top military official said Sunday.

Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) chief Lieutenant General Aurelio Baladad said the clash ensued Sunday morning at Sitio Sibuli in the village of Maragtas, Lupon, Davao Oriental.

Lawmaker wants anti-HIV-Aids advocacy intensified

A LAWMAKER has called on the City Health Office and other stakeholders to intensify the advocacy against Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids) in Zamboanga City.

Second district Representative Lilia Nuño made the call as she considered the HIV-Aids cases of the city as “already alarming.”

Dole sets jobs fair

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) announced that 20,635 job vacancies are up for grabs in the one-day livelihood fair on Monday in Zamboanga City.

The conduct of the jobs fair is part of the activities of Dole as it marks its 81st founding anniversary Monday.

Gunman shoots village official

A VILLAGE official has survived although wounded in a gun attack by a motorcycle-riding gunman in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported.

Police Regional Office information officer Inspector Dahlan Samuddin said the incident took place around 5 p.m. Friday at Sitio Linao in the village of San Fernandino, R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay.

DA sets new record in rice production

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here has finally set a new record in palay crop production after it is now near its target of 3, 743 540 million ton palay production exceeding its target of 3, 524, 558 metric tons.

DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said that the record breaking production could be attributed to the good weather in Central Luzon for the later part of the year, stressing that the production gives a clear outlook on the real capacity of Central Luzon.

Council allots P600,000 reward for Mabalacat slay cases

MABALACAT CITY -- The City Council has appropriated P600,000 reward for the speedy solution of two separate slay cases here.

Vice Mayor Christian Halili said the reward will be given to individuals who can give information about the suspects in killing of a woman in Barangay Mabiga and couples in San Joacquin recently.

Cabigting lauds Lazatin’s dedication in public service

ANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting praised first-termer Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin's enthusiasm in fulfilling his duties as a councilor.

Cabigting lauded Lazatin as she delivered the "Ulat ng Paglilingkod" during the City Council's Regular Session last December 2 at Hausland Pavillion, Timog Residences.

Guardians leader bares organization’s vision

ANGELES CITY -- A top leader of the Guardians International Unified Command (GIUC) said that his group is uniting various factions of the brotherhood to work for a common vision of liberating the Filipino people from the bondage of poverty.

GIUC president Alfonso "Sonny" Dobles said members of the Nagkakaisang Guardians in Regional 3 and other parts of Luzon join and support National Transformation Council in its advocacies of immediate regime and systems change in the government.

RCCP holds eye screening for Santo Tomas indigents

STO. TOMAS -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) hosted eye screenings here that would aim to benefit indigents with cataract problems under the Kapampangan Development Foundation's (KDF) upcoming free cataract surgery missions.

RCCP president Lourdes David said that they have been working KDF partners in order to identify possible beneficiaries of the program from poor communities here. She added that they hosted the screening at Sitio Dalakitan, San Matias of this town.

CLUP passes 2nd reading

THE City Council last Monday approved on second reading before publication the proposed updated Baguio City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) along with the sectoral studies for year 2013-2023 and the amended zoning ordinance, which serves as the CLUP’s implementing tool.

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