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House To Pursue Scrutiny On Abra Provincial Hospital

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY  – The House committee on Public Works and Highways will pursue its scrutiny on the 200-million Abra Provincial Hospital, one among the government infrastructures built by controversial Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation (HCC) being investigated for alleged overpricing and possible corruption.

Human rights group suspects int’l humanitarian law violations in Abra killings

“There is a probability that rules of engagement were violated, that there could have been excessive use of force and that even if the members of the NPA had no more capacity to fight back, they were still slain or ‘no quarter’ was given during the conduct of the AFP military operations.”– Cordillera Human Rights … Continue reading

Abra placed under state of calamity

The province of Abra has been placed under a state of calamity after being assessed as the most devastated of all the provinces in the Cordillera region following the onslaught of Tropical Storm Mario and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon.

Abra CMPAG tackles peace and order, election preparations

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS Bangued, Abra, (PIA) – – In continuing efforts to improve the peace and order situation in the province and towards more peaceful elections in Abra, the Church Military Police Action Group (CMPAG) recently held its regular meeting.

5 NPA rebels dead in Abra clash–Army official

By Bong Lozada |INQUIRER.net| MANILA, Philippines – Members of the 41st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army killed five members of the New People’s Army in Abra Thursday morning, an Army official said.

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.

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