Regions

BIR chief denied access to SC justices’ SALN

August 26, 2014 10:01 pm

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares suffered another blow from the Supreme Court (SC) when it denied her motion for reconsideration to give her a copy of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of justices … Read more »

Magat Dam water level still below normal

August 26, 2014 9:45 pm

RAMON, Isabela: The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said the water level in Magat Dam is still below normal but is continuing to climb at a “very slow pace” despite the heavy downpour in Nueva Vizcaya. The dam’s instrumentation and forecasting … Read more »

ISIS report upsets Basilan bishop

August 26, 2014 9:34 pm

THE report that some Filipino rebels were recruited by terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has upset a bishop in Basilan and he wants the government and Muslim leaders to do something about it. “I hope the … Read more »

Preservation of Cordillera culture and arts urged

August 26, 2014 9:32 pm

BAGUIO CITY: The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on Tuesday urged Benguet residents to exert more effort to safeguard their culture and arts for the benefit of the future generation. Speaking at a media forum held at … Read more »

Bataan to host Asean smoke-free workshop

August 26, 2014 9:30 pm

BALANGA CITY: All is set for the staging of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Smoke-Free Cities workshop which kicks off on Wednesday here. It will be the second time that the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) is … Read more »

DSWD to build more shelters for Yolanda survivors

August 26, 2014 9:28 pm

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is teaming up with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the construction of 3,200 shelters for Yolanda survivors in Eastern Visayas. The deal to be signed between DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman … Read more »

Grandstar bus employees rally at LTFRB

August 26, 2014 9:28 pm

EMPLOYEES of Grandstar Coach Bus on Tuesday rallied in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) asking for the cancellation of the franchises of JAC Liner, Lucena Lines/LL or resign from their posts. Employees union president Julius … Read more »

Abu Sayyaf member captured in Basilan

August 26, 2014 9:27 pm

AUTHORITIES on Monday arrested a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Lamitan City, Basilan. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Senior Supt. Wilben Mayor, quoting reports from the field, said Jauhari Idris alias “Jal and Boy Tinik” was captured by … Read more »

Manhunt on for Masbate village chief’s killer

August 26, 2014 9:26 pm

POLICE on Tuesday launched a manhunt for the two still unidentified suspects in the killing of a village chief and the wounding of his companion during an ambush in Masbate on Monday. Vicente Hugo, 55, chairman of Barangay Arado in … Read more »

Police probe attack on Agusan rubber farm

August 25, 2014 10:09 pm

BUTUAN CITY: The Agusan del Norte police are looking into reports of an attack on a rubber plantation in the municipality of Remedios T. Romualdez (RTR) on Sunday. Reports reaching the regional headquarters here on Monday said that at 5:20 … Read more »