Regions

DSWD extends P1.2-B aid to Yolanda victims

October 31, 2014 9:40 pm

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said around P1.2-billion worth of assistance is being extended to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman said the assistance include food and non-food items; … Read more »

Top security officials inspect troops in Sulu

October 31, 2014 9:39 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Catapang inspected troops deployed in the southern Sulu province where security forces are battling Abu Sayyaf militants tied to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya. … Read more »

Cebu judge fined for inaction on 191 cases

October 31, 2014 9:38 pm

A JUDGE in Cebu was fined P100,000 for failing to render verdicts in 191 cases filed before his sala. In a full court decision promulgated by Clerk of Court Enriqueta Vidal, the Supreme Court found Judge Benedicto Cobarde of the … Read more »

Ex-Zamboanga officials acquitted of graft

October 31, 2014 9:32 pm

SEVEN former officials of Lapuyan town in Zamboanga del Sur were acquitted of graft charges by the Sandiganbayan after the prosecution failed to prove the shortage of roofing materials used for the rehabilitation of the Lapuyan public market 25 years … Read more »

Two killed, 44 injured in Batangas bus accident

October 31, 2014 9:31 pm

BATANGAS: A bus travelling along the southbound lane of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road tollway in Lipa City accidentally rammed the rear portion of a 10-wheeler truck on Thursday night, leaving two dead and 44 others injured. Batangas police director … Read more »

11 hurt in Sultan Kudarat road mishap

October 31, 2014 9:29 pm

ELEVEN passengers were hurt when a commuter van headed for Cotabato City from Davao City crashed into a parked truck early Friday along a national road in Sultan KUdarat, Maguindanao. Reports reaching the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp … Read more »

Two nabbed for illegal drugs in Agusan del Sur

October 31, 2014 9:26 pm

POLICE arrested two people during a raid of a suspected drug den in Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur on October 28. Reports at Camp Crame identified the suspect as Eto Sultan Ameril, 31, and Amano Sultan Ampaso, 40, both … Read more »

Children dressed as saints join procession

October 31, 2014 9:25 pm

BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Young boys and girls dressed as saints joined a procession around the commercial district of this city on Thursday night to show the right way of celebrating All Saints Day every November 1. Rev. Fr. Abraham Pantig, … Read more »

198 policemen celebrate birthday in Cavite

October 31, 2014 9:24 pm

IMUS CITY, Cavite: The Camp Pantaleon Garcia in this city hosted the mass birthday celebration of 198 October-born policemen on Friday. The celebration was led by Provincial Director Joselito Esquivel Jr. together with deputy Police Director for Operation Supt. Joseph … Read more »

Abu Sayyaf releases 8-year-old captive

October 30, 2014 9:19 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Abu Sayyaf Group has released an eight-year-girl after three months in captivity in the southern province of Sulu, police said on Thursday. Police Senior Supt. Abraham Orbita said the victim, who was seized from a store in … Read more »