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Adamson University has refused to cooperate with the National Bureau of Investigation in probing the mauling case against 16 Tau Gamma Phi fraternity members who are enrolled at the school, the parents of the victim—a grandson of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan—said Wednesday.

NBI Agent Nelson Moreno served the subpoena to the university’s Office of Student Affairs, but the Adamson staff did not give him the addresses of the persons involved, nor allowed him and investigators to conduct an ocular on the crime scene, the Pangilinan family said.

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GENERAL TRIAS CITY—Six out of seven cities and 14 out of 16 towns in Cavite have passed the Good Financial Housekeeping criteria for year 2017 of Department of the Interior and Local Government based on the list of awardees released last October 6.

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NOVELETA, Cavite—Mayor Dino Reyes Chua will celebrate his 38th  birthday on Thursday, Sept. 28 with a movie and lunch treat to public school teachers here.

The mayor will also distribute eyeglasses for senior citizens and free eye check-up and bloodletting program in cooperation with Cavite Blood Bank on Friday at the Mayor’s Action Center in the municipal grounds.

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Local sugar industry stakeholders fear the revocation of a Sugar Regulatory Administration order that regulates the entry of high fructose corn syrup or HFCS in the country, if SRA board member Hermenegildo Serafica takes over as the new administrator.

Serafica is being groomed to replace Ana Rosario Paner, who has resigned as SRA chief.

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LEGAZPI CITY—The Philippine National Railways South Long Haul Project, spanning some 581 kms from Manila to Matnog, Sorsogon, is on track to its target opening by the second quarter of year 2022.

“Dagos po an Bicol Express (the Bicol Express will push through),” Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda announced here last week, basing it on the project’s revised funding structure recently approved by the National Economic Development Authority board.

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Surpassing its target of 1,000 participants in this year’s Coastal Cleanup drive, a total of 1,066 took part in cleaning the 1.5-kilometer stretch of Manila Bay fronting SM by the Bay at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Gathering as early as 4 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, participants—composed mostly of students, SM employees and young professionals—cleaned the area of garbage that lined up the bay.

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The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the Visayas region on Thursday left many parts of the area without electricity.

The quake, centered eight kilometers southwest of Jaro town on Leyte Island, busted power lines in Leyte, leaving the whole province in the dark.

“During these times, we have to rely on nature to provide us with energy, such as solar power,” says Korean businessman Ralph Kim, who established the Unique Korean Corporation, a company that supplies solar energy to residential, commercial, and industrial clients from the Sky Taeho main factory in Korea.

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Las Piñas Mayor Imelda T. Aguilar on Friday expressed confidence that 700 new graduates from various vocational and technical courses at the Las Piñas City Manpower Training Center will soon find gainful employment locally and abroad.

The new graduates, members of Batch 139, attended daily sessions from July to September 2017.

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Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp., in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), recently opened its Smart Classroom at the Guadalupe Elementary School in Carmen, Davao del Norte.

It is the 14th Smart Classroom in the Philippines and is the very first classroom under DepEd’s Adopt-a-School program.

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