Leviste charged with malversation

May 24, 2016 10:31 pm

The Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday filed malversation complaint against former Batangas Gov. Jose Antonio Leviste in connection with the P151,385.42 cash advances he allegedly failed to liquidate in 2003 as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the … Read more »

Retired police officer killed in Leyte ambush

May 24, 2016 10:30 pm

ALBUERA, Leyte: The town’s retired chief of police, reportedly a supporter of the incumbent mayor, who resigned after losing in the May 9 elections, was killed in an ambush on Monday afternoon while stuck in traffic along the national highway … Read more »

Central Luzon farmers survive El Niño wrath

May 24, 2016 10:30 pm

CENTRAL Luzon farms have survived El Niño with the government’s irrigation facilities, saying they are ready for the regular rice wet cropping season starting June 1. The Pantabangan Dam recorded its water level at 192 meters as of last week, … Read more »

Nothing wrong with ‘walk of shame’ – PNP

May 24, 2016 10:29 pm

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said that it sees nothing wrong with the “walk of shame” being enforced by the city government of Tanauan, Batangas on arrested drug suspects, a ranking police official said on Tuesday. PNP spokesman, … Read more »

NGCP upgrades Cagayan substation

May 24, 2016 10:29 pm

THE National Grid Corportion of the Philippines (NGCP) has increased the capacity of its Tuguegarao Substation to accommodate the incoming demand from a new airport and several local businesses in four provinces in Northern Luzon. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP Northern Luzon … Read more »

Malaria cases down in ARMM

May 24, 2016 10:28 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: Cases of malaria in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) went down significantly in the first quarter of 2016, the ARMM’s Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) reported. Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, DOH-ARMM secretary, said only 33 malaria cases … Read more »

Kalibo pushes for cityhood

May 24, 2016 10:27 pm

KALIBO, Aklan: The town of Kalibo is pushing to acquire a cityhood status despite the short population and land area requirement. Data by the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) released recently showed Kalibo has only 80,605 residents, way beyond the cityhood … Read more »

Fishermen to file case vs Malaysian Navy

May 23, 2016 10:22 pm

SUBIC, Zambales: Three fishermen from this coastal town who claimed they were physically harmed while in captivity will file a complaint against the Malaysian naval authorities who arrested them for allegedly fishing off Malaysian waters. The three – Teody Baisa, … Read more »

Police on alert after Reds’ attack in Negros

May 23, 2016 10:22 pm

The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros on Monday were directed to intensify their security operations following a rebel attack on a militia detachment that killed two farm workers and wounded two militiamen in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Reports reaching … Read more »

Amnesty for Muslim prisoners urged

May 23, 2016 10:21 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two Mindanao-based human rights groups appealed to incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to include all Muslim prisoners who were falsely accused of terrorism after he announced his plans to grant amnesty to political prisoners. Suara Bangsamoro and Kawagib Moro … Read more »