Indonesian terror suspect missing

April 24, 2014 9:47 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Indonesian militant linked to terror groups Al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya was reported missing two months after his release from prison. Indonesian news website Khabar reported that Agus Dwikarna, who was jailed in 2002 for illegal possession of … Read more »

Luisita farmers clash with police

April 24, 2014 9:46 pm

CLASHES erupted between Hacienda Luisita farmers and the police on Thursday morning when the former stormed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) office. The ruckus occured during the second anniversary of the Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering the distribution of … Read more »

Refugees protest government relocation program

April 24, 2014 9:45 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY : “We live by the sea and we belong to the sea.” Thus spoke Musa Bulahaw, a member of the indigenous Badjao tribe who now lives in one of 23 classrooms that have been converted to temporary shelters … Read more »

Gonzaga mayor’s family seeks NBI help

April 24, 2014 9:43 pm

THE family of slain Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town in Cagayan has sought the intervention of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) “to conduct its own inquiry” surrounding the brutal killing on Monday. The call for NBI probe … Read more »

Cayetano launches micro-financing program in Olongapo

April 24, 2014 9:40 pm

OLONGAPO CITY: Senator Allan Peter Cayetano on  Thursday turnover P150,000 to the Olongapo Subic Castillejos San Marcelino Transport Service Cooperative (OSCSM) during the launching of his micro-financing program to help the local transport sectors in the city. Cayetano’s Presyo, Trabaho/Kita, … Read more »

DOH says Puerto Galera high risk area for HIV

April 24, 2014 9:39 pm

DEPARTMENT of Health Regional Office IV-B Director Eduardo C. Janairo on Thursday reminded tourists going to Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro to refrain from having unprotected sex as it is identified as one of the areas in the country where … Read more »

DepEd enhancement programs in Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga

April 24, 2014 9:38 pm

THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday said  it will conduct summer enhancement programs in Eastern Visayas and Zamboanga City to bridge the learning gaps in schools because of the devastation brought by natural and man-made calamities. “We have to … Read more »

Police identify Gonzaga town mayor’s killer

April 23, 2014 9:42 pm

TUGUEGARAO CITY: It seems that the New People’s Army (NPA) was involved after all in the brutal murder of Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. on Monday after the killer was caught on a CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera in the … Read more »

Sayyaf linked to plotting Zambo bombing arrested

April 23, 2014 9:41 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government troops on Wednesday captured a member of Abu Sayyaf suspected of plotting to bomb civilian targets here. Officials said a composite team of police and military commandos swooped down on the seaside village of Baliwasan and captured … Read more »

Davao del Norte floodings to continue

April 23, 2014 9:40 pm

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Wednesday said floodings in Davao del Norte may persist, depending on the localized thunderstorms that seem to be present in the Mindanao area despite the dry season. Pagasa forecaster Manny … Read more »