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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) sees “labor dispute” as the likely motive behind the burning of at least 11 passenger buses by a group of armed men early Monday in Pagsanjan, Laguna. PNP chief, Director Gen. Alan Purisima also expressed doubts New People’s Army (NPA) rebels could be behind the…

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Stem cell therapy is not yet a standard of care in the Philippines, according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona. “We still can’t consider stem cell therapy standard of care because not all countries consider it as such, especially the US FDA, but we are definitely encouraging research on the subject,”…

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Anti-drug operatives of the Caloocan City police arrested a couple believed to be into illegal drug peddling in the city on Monday noon. City police commander, Sr. Supt. Bernard Tambaoan, identified the suspects as Nasario Tolentino, 63, and his live-in partner Rowena Bartolome, both of 49 Bisig ng Nayon, Barangay…

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Imagine fresh graduates receiving compensation the very second they land themselves a job—this, according to Senator Grace Poe is a measure she wants imposed in a bill she filed on Monday. Poe has filed the Fresh Graduates Pre-employment Assistance Act of 2013 (Senate Bill 1216) measure seeking to waive government…

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The reported 200 kilos of shabu seized by the authorities turned out to be 400 kilos of the high grade drugs worth P2-billion as the authorities conducted inventory on the illegal drug. The Philippine National Police-Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested six people…

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) will celebrate today its 112th Police Service Anniversary in commemoration of the joint founding anniversaries of the Insular Constabulary established in 1901 and the Integrated National Police, organized in 1975, both forerunner organizations of the PNP. PNP Chief Director Gen. Alan Purisima said the anniversary…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: The 79th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion of the Philippine Army in Siaton, Negros Oriental will celebrate its 7th year anniversary on Friday with activities lined up to mark its milestone in the province. The celebration is anchored on the theme “Kapayapaan Bigyang daan, Kaunlaran Makakamtan,” said First Lt. Erick…

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CEBU CITY: A ranking Cebu City official said artesian wells in the city’s urban and mountain barangays are no longer sustainable because of saltwater intrusion into the city’s aquifer. Engr. Dionisio Gualiza, chief of the Department of Public Services, said he wants the Cebu City Government to no longer allow…

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CAMP GUILLERMO NAKAR, Lucena City: Two ranking New People’s Army (NPA) members operating in the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon were arrested consecutively in joint police and military operations recently. Southern Luzon Command commander Lt. Gen. Caesar Ronnie Ordoyo named the NPA member in the San Francisco insurgency group as Juanito…

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ILOILO: Four boxes of fish caught using dynamites were confiscated in Naburot Island, Carles town here over the weekend. The fishes, all weighing 240 kilos, were intercepted from a motorboat named “Mary Joy,” but the crew managed to escape. Sr. Police Officer 1 Gilbert Piedad, chief of Iloilo Provincial Bantay…