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CIDG arrest “Ipit Taxi” gang members

September 2, 2014 9:18 pm

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested two suspects involved in a series of “ipit-taxi” robbery incidents in Metro Manila, CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong said on Tuesday. Magalong, identified the suspects as brothers Ildefonso and Eduardo Floreto, … Read more »

DSWD opposes lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility in new Criminal Code

September 2, 2014 8:21 pm

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) said Tuesday that they strongly oppose the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 13 as provided … Read more »

Oil firms hike pump prices

September 2, 2014 5:29 pm

After seven consecutive price cuts, oil companies on Tuesday raised prices of petroleum products. Big-time players Petron, Shell and Chevron, together with independent firms Seaoil and PTT, raised gas prices by 65 centavos per liter, diesel by 25 centavos per … Read more »

Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French ‘know little about wine’

September 2, 2014 4:39 pm

PARIS: It’s enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape. Responding to the … Read more »

Nishikori beats Raonic in record-tying late finish

September 2, 2014 4:38 pm

NEW YORK: Japan’s Kei Nishikori booked a US Open quarter-final berth on Tuesday morning with a five-set victory over Milos Raonic that equalled the latest-finishing contests in the tournament’s history. Nishikori, the 10th seed, defeated the fifth-seeded Canadian 4-6, 7-6 … Read more »

Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

September 2, 2014 4:37 pm

MOSCOW: Russia vowed on Tuesday to adopt a beefed up new military doctrine over NATO’s plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin’s expansion into Ukraine and feared push further west. Moscow’s surprise announcement added a … Read more »

French court to rule on privacy breach in Hollande affair actress snap

September 2, 2014 4:34 pm

NANTERRE, France: A French court was to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car. The charges relate to a … Read more »

Ombudsman junks raps vs NegOcc mayor, 4 department heads

September 2, 2014 4:34 pm

LA CASTELLANA, Negros Occidental: Mayor Alberto Nicor of La Castellana, Negros Occidental and the municipality’s four department heads were cleared by the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas of the criminal and administrative complaints filed against them by Vice Mayor Felix … Read more »

Parts of Bataan, Nueva Ecija to experience power interruptions on September 7

September 2, 2014 4:14 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: Some areas in Bataan and Nueva Ecija will experience power interruption from two up to almost 10 hours on Thursday, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Ernest Lorenz Vidal, NGCP Central … Read more »

DepEd, Marikina City finalize plans for 6th ASEAN Schools Games

September 2, 2014 4:13 pm

“This is a big challenge for our country and we thank the Department of Education (DepEd) for giving us this task.” This is the statement of Marikina City Mayor Del R. De Guzman as the city government and DepEd finalize … Read more »