Govt troops arrest four ASG members in Sulu

December 20, 2014 8:19 pm

The Philippine Marines and the police captured four alleged members of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) at a checkpoint in Barangay Bungkaung, Patikul, Sulu, on Friday night. Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo, said the checkpoint operation was launched after the … Read more »

Protect ‘pawikan’ nesting sites – SBMA

December 20, 2014 8:18 pm

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has launched the “Guard My Nest” sea turtle conservation program to convince tourists and residents alike to be pawikan-friendly. SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said Christmastime is also the hatching season of endangered marine turtles … Read more »

7 wounded in Maguindanao grenade blast

December 20, 2014 8:17 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Seven persons, including three children, were wounded after a man lobbed a grenade at a public market in the restive Maguindanao province late Friday afternoon. Although the reason for the attack was not immediately known, authorities are looking … Read more »

Zamboanga troops plant bamboos

December 20, 2014 8:16 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Military officials led soldiers in planting 200 giant bamboo seedlings inside the Camp Don Basilio Navarro as a way of celebrating the Philippine Armed Forces’ 79th Founding Anniversary. Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, … Read more »

Manhunt on for militiaman who killed his commanding officer

December 20, 2014 8:15 pm

The Police has launched a manhunt operation against a government militiaman who shot dead his commanding officer following a drinking session last December 6 at a hinterland village in Mt. Province.The belated police report sent only on Saturday identified the … Read more »

DPWH completes P60M bridge ahead of schedule

December 20, 2014 8:14 pm

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed its P60-million Quianuang Bridge rehabilitation project along Daang Maharlika in Quezon Province, ahead of its target date of completion on January 11, 2015. Engr. Samson Hebra, OIC for DPWH Region … Read more »

Barangay Treasurer collared in Ilocos Sur

December 20, 2014 8:13 pm

San Fernando City, La Union: The Ilocos Sur Provincial Police arrested Edgar Pablico, a barangay treasurer of San Vicente, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, after verifying that he masterminded a robbery involving government funds. Based on reports reaching Camp B/Gen. Oscar M. … Read more »

TPLEX opens for the holidays

December 19, 2014 9:05 pm

Traveling to the North will be a lot easier this season as the 13.66- kilometer stretch of the Rosales-Urdaneta, Pangasinan section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) will be opened free of charge for motorists starting today, December 20, up … Read more »

Ex-gov convicted in SUV case

December 19, 2014 9:00 pm

The Sandiganbayan Second Division found former Misamis Oriental Governor Antonio Calingin guil-ty of malversation of public properties after he allegedly “cannibalized” and failed to return two sports utility vehicles to the province. Calingin, who served as governor for two terms … Read more »

NGOs join hands against mercury use

December 19, 2014 8:59 pm

The Japan-based Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has partnered with Philippine environmental justice group Ban Toxics (BT) to push the banning of mercury, a highly-poisonous substance found in dental amalgam and many household products like batteries, appliances, lamps and paints. … Read more »