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Abra policemen seize hired killer

By Dexter A. See LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—An alleged member of a gun for hire group was arrested by Abra police teams in Abra while an arms cache was seized at the residence of another syndicate member in Kalinga during separate operations Monday.

New 41IB chief vows to continue existing peace programs in Abra

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS LAGANGILANG, Abra, (PIA) – – The new commander of the 41st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army here vowed to continue the government’s existing peace programs in the province especially the “Kabsatko, Ipategko Program” (KIP).

Abra Guv pushes for institution building to sustain gains of his administration

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS BANGUED, Abra (PIA) – Determined to see the gains of his efforts and initiatives for a more peaceful and progressive Abra, Governor Eustaquio “Takit” P. Bersamin is pushing for institution building.

Abra PLGU responds to transport need in upland towns

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS BANGUED, Abra (PIA) — People in the upland towns of Luba and Tubo are grateful for the provision of a motorized barge needed for crossing the Botic River in Luba.

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.

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