NSamar lawmaker faces ouster

February 5, 2016 9:18 pm

Northern Samar Rep. Harlin Abayon may lose his Congressional seat three months before the elections. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte confirmed on Thursday that the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) ruled in favor of a petition filed by former House Deputy … Read more »

Hunger drives Maguindanao farmer to commit suicide

February 5, 2016 9:17 pm

DISTRAUGHT that his family was starving, a farmer from a remote village in South Upi, Maguindanao apparently decided to kill himself on Wednesday. Jimmy Sabia Takilid, 37 years old, had reportedly declined any food for a week before being found … Read more »

‘Single mosquito bite may spread Zika’

February 5, 2016 9:17 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: One mosquito bite can spread the Zika virus in the country, the health department’s regional chief warned. “Mosquito virus is already here and a single bite of mosquito to a human infected with the Zika virus can spread … Read more »

Newcastle disease hits towns in Bulacan

February 5, 2016 9:16 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan: Cases of Newcastle disease have been found in chickens in the towns of San Rafael and San Ildefonso, the Provincial Veterinary Office confirmed on Friday. Provincial veterinarian Voltaire Basinang said that several cases of the disease … Read more »

Schools for Mindanao indigenous peoples up

February 5, 2016 9:15 pm

THE Department of Education (Deped) said on Friday that five new school buildings will be constructed for Higaonon communities in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental province, as part of its commitment in providing culture-based education and help ensure lasting peace in Mindanao. … Read more »

San Francisco Police donates equipment to NCRPO

February 5, 2016 9:14 pm

THE San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) donated office equipment and emergency kits to five police stations of the National Capital Regional Police Office, Dir. Joel Pagdilao said on Friday. Recipients were Navotas City Police Station, Mandaluyong City Police Station, Pateros … Read more »

SC GRANTs ex-BACOLOD mayor bail

February 5, 2016 9:13 pm

THE Supreme Court affirmed a Sandiganbayan ruling that allowed former Bacolod City Mayor Luzviminda Valdez to post bail in connection with several cases filed against her, saying she is “entitled to post bail as a matter of right.” The cases … Read more »

Clark OIL pipeline leak found

February 5, 2016 9:12 pm

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: The Clark Pipeline and Depot Company Inc. spokesman Darwin Chan on Friday said the site of a busted pipe that caused an oil leak has been found and repair is hastened to ensure that oil supply at the … Read more »


February 5, 2016 9:12 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels rigged a military detachment in Patikul town, Sulu with improvised explosive, a day after they bombed a convoy of soldiers in a village there. The explosive device – assembled from mortar bombs – was … Read more »

COMELEC ASSIGNS NEW Regional directors FOR ARMM, Region 12

February 5, 2016 9:11 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: The Commission on Elections designated new regional directors for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Region 12 in preparation for the May 9 synchronized elections. Lawyer Michael Abas for ARMM, based in this city, and … Read more »