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Another dead whale found in Ilocos

Another dead whale was seen by residents in the province of Ilocos Norte, the second incident this month.

The ten feet whale shark was seen at the shore of a beach resort in Pasuquin town.

According to Fisheries Regulatory coordinator Arthur Valente, the whale was rotting when residents saw it.

Authorities suspect that typhoon ‘Isang’ caused the whale to land ashore. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


6 dead in NPA, CAFGU encounter anew

Six members of the New People’s Army and one CAFGU died after an encounter ensued between the two groups in Agusan Del Sur early yesterday morning.

According to the report, the troop of the 26th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army just retaliated after 40 rebels blocked them in Brgy. Banag-Banag, Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur.

Major Leo Bonggasia, spokesman of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division of the Philippine Army said that the NPA took hold of the bodies of their three comrades who died during the encounter while the three remaining bodies were recovered after the fight ended.

The Military is still identifying the names of the dead rebels and those who were hurt from their group.

Meanwhile, a CAFGU member was killed during the encounter as well.   (Judie Anne Abejero)


Giant whale found dead in Ilocos Norte shore

A 10-foot whale was found dead at a beach shore in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte yesterday morning.

According to the report, the caretaker of the beach resort found the whale at an area of Brgy. Susugaen.

The whale is said to be three-year-old, measuring 27-inches (width) and weighs 250-kilos.

Authorities suspect that waves brought the whale to the shore during storm ‘Isang.’ (Luisito Antonio Santos)


Search and rescue ops on 30 missing fishermen

The Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard have joined forces in a massive search and rescue operations on the 30 missing fishermen in Pangasinan.

The 30 victims were previously reported missing on Wednesday in the municipality of Infanta, Pangasinan and earlier yesterday, the news reached the authorities.

According to Melchito Castro, Director of the Office of the Civil Defense in Ilocos Region, the fishermen went missing even before typhoon Isang entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

As of this writing, there’s no indication that the said victims are still alive after their boat capsized in the sea.  (Rey Sibayan)


Kidapawan declares state of calamity

Kidapawan province declared a state of calamity after a dramatic increase in dengue cases.

In an interview with DZRH, Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista said that though it cannot still be considered an outbreak, they opted to put the province under the state of calamity because the cases doubled compared to the year 2012.

In the report of Evangelista, he said that almost dengue cases were recorded this year. (Kisses Jabson)


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