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CIDG chief on PDAF case: A demolition job

Written by Mario J. Mallari Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director Benjamin Magalong yesterday branded as “demolition job” a complaint filed against him for alleged misused of P1.2 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) from Abra Rep. Joy Bernos.

Medical mission benefits barangay folks in Bangued

MAOAY, BANGUED, ABRA  — At least 250 barangay folks are recipients of the medical mission dubbed “Operation We Care” sponsored by the Abra Medical Society (AMS) and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Penarrubia, Abra.

DTI-Abra warns public against text scam

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS BANGUED, Abra, June 23(PIA) – – “Don’t be a victim of text scam!” The Department of Trade and Industry warns the general public from text messages they receive from unknown sources informing them of their alleged winnings of big amounts in cash or in kind.

2 towns in Abra now has police station, hall

by Maria Teresa Beñas / PIA MALIBCONG, Abra – After long years of neglect, the local government unit of this upland town has finally established two of the basic structures in the municipality.

Gunman in Abra Mayor’s slay falls

By Maria Elena Catajan BANGUED, Abra — A 12–year case has finally drawn to a close. Police arrested, Ruben Barcena Bobila, suspected killer of former Tineg mayor Clarence Benwaren at his home in Barangay Lenneng, Baay-Licuan town.

New Abra police chief to focus on guns, goons

By Maria Elena Catajan LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Newly installed Abra police director Senior Superintendent Virgilio Laya is focusing on loose firearms, neutralizing gun-for-hire groups and dismantling Private armies.

COMELEC Abra calls on voters to register, validate their registration

BANGUED, Abra, (PIA) — The Commission on Election in Abra is now open for registration, record validation, and updating of registration record to all voters. According to Atty. Mae Richelle Belmes, Provincial Election Supervisor, the registration and validation started last May 6, 2014 and will end up on October 31,

Abra sheds fearsome image

By Dexter A. See BANGUED, Abra—Senior Supt. Benjamin Lusad, outgoing Abra police chief, recently turned over his post to Senior Supt. Virgilio Laya, saying Abra has shed its image as a hotbed of political conflict and violence.

Abra’s 2014 Congressional Fund goes to education, social services

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS BANGUED, Abra, May 13 (PIA) – Abra Congresswoman Ma. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos convened last week a meeting to clarify the role of the line agencies in charge of the implementation of the programs where her Congressional Funds are being channeled.

Hot logs seized in Abra town

  Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – The Villaviciosa anti-illegal logging municipal task force scored in its drive against environmental law violators last week following a crackdown on illegal loggers in Barangay Tuquib, Villaviciosa town in Abra.

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