Coast Guard sacks Ormoc unit

July 7, 2015 9:15 pm

Two Philippine Coast Guard officials in the Eastern Visayas District were relieved of their duties a few days after a motor banca with more than 200 people onboard capsized off Ormoc City, Leyte province on Thursday. According to Coast Guard … Read more »

La Union under state of calamity

July 7, 2015 9:15 pm

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The La Union Provincial Government has declared the province under a state of calamity as a result of extensive flooding in 20 municipalities because of rains and storm surge brought about by Tropical Storm Egay. … Read more »

Ampatuan asked to apologize

July 7, 2015 9:15 pm

BULUAN, MAGUINDANAO: Provincial Governor Esmael Mangudadatu on Tuesday said that he wished Andal Ampatuan Sr., the accused mastermind of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, would at least “repent” for his actions in the past. The governor even promised to visit the … Read more »

Land Bank OKs P1.7-billion Maguindanao loan

July 7, 2015 9:14 pm

Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao: The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) approved a P1.7-billion loan applied by the Maguindanao provincial government intended for development projects. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on Monday in Buluan town by the head of North … Read more »

3 hurt in Sulu blast

July 7, 2015 9:13 pm

At least three civilians were reportedly injured after a grenade explosion hit an army truck on Tuesday morning along Scott Road in Patikul town in Jolo, Sulu a known bailiwick of the Abu Sayyaf Group, police reports reaching the PNP … Read more »

Luistro: Bare lumad schools occupied by soldiers

July 7, 2015 9:12 pm

EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro on Tuesday challenged militant groups protesting to give him a list of lumad community schools in Mindanao that are allegedly occupied by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and were ordered to close down. He … Read more »

Aussie robbed while taking photos

July 7, 2015 9:12 pm

Tagaytay City,Batangas: At the time an Australian was taking pictures of his wife and relatives, a thief carted away his bag that was placed under a table in a restaurant in Tagaytay City, Cavite. Police investigators identified the victim as … Read more »

NGCP: 10-hour power interruption in parts of Nueva Ecija, Aurora

July 7, 2015 9:11 pm

Parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora provinces will experience a 10-hour power interruption on Wednesday. the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), said this move would facilitate the annual preventive maintenance of power transformer at Cabanatuan Substation. The power … Read more »

CIDG nabs most wanted person in Davao

July 7, 2015 8:57 pm

THE PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Tuesday claimed that its operatives have arrested the Most Wanted Person in Davao City during manhunt operation last Monday. CIDG chief, Director Benjamin Magalong quoting reports from the field identified the … Read more »

Only one returned from Ormoc trip

July 6, 2015 9:40 pm

Pilar, Camotes Island, Cebu: In one day, the Morenos lost five family members. They were among the passengers of the ill-fated M/B Kim Nirvana-B that sunk off the coast of Ormoc City around noontime on Thursday. Only one of the … Read more »