Authorities called it as “unprecedented and historic” as P11 billion worth of shabu were seized from 10 persons who were transporting the contraband in Infanta, Quezon, last Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The suspects are now in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), which pulled off the major drug operation.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking the approval of a proposal to grant a total of P24 billion in wage subsidy for workers.

And in provincial news, a high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA), who had a P2.4-million bounty for his capture, and his wife were killed in a clash with government forces in Jiabong, Samar.

These are among the major stories this Thursday morning, March 17, 2022.

ALTERNATIVE – A man tries out an electric scooter at this store on Taft Avenue in Manila on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, contemplating a shift from his gasoline-powered vehicle to the more economical electric-powered two-wheeler. His choice comes at a time when fuel prices have surged with diesel selling for as much as P79 per liter, and gasoline at P67 per liter. (Ali Vicoy)
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