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AMAS, Kidapawan City: Inmates at the North Cotabato Provincial Jail here held hostage a jail guard today (Monday) to demand fair treatment from their management. The hostage drama began at around 6 a.m. today with leaders of the 834 inmates telling through local broadcast media of their hostage-taking of Senior…

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BAGUIO CITY: This city recognizes that individuals are responsible for their actions and that daily decisions are made based on moral standards, which is the basis of the universal accepted character qualities including Godliness, honesty, truthfulness, diligence, generosity, responsibility, compassion and loyalty among others. So pointed out Mayor Mauricio G.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Five people were shot in separate attacks in Zamboanga Peninsula, police said Monday. Police said among those wounded in the attacks were a village official and a woman and that investigations into the weekend violence have begun. Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said a gunman…

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GOVERNMENT security forces have captured three more New People’s Army (NPA) camps in Samar province. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, spokesman, 8th Infantry Division, on Monday said the camps were located in the hinterland villages of Northern Samar. The first camp, he said, was discovered by elements of Bravo Company, 63rd Infantry…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: Suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels set fire anew heavy equipment owned by a building construction company, in a shortcut road linking the agricultural province of North Cotabato to Davao city, the military said. Spokesman of the Army’s 70th Infantry Battalion Lt. Nasrullah Sema said 10 suspected combatants…

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INCUMBENT mayor Jefferson Soriano of Tuguegarao City is pushing for a hearing before the Sandiganbayan takes up the move of the Office of the Ombudsman that asked for his ouster from office. In a two-page motion, Soriano, who stands trial over the P34-million Robinson chopper controversy, said that a pre-suspension…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)–Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 11 recently closed two specialty restaurants in Kalibo town, the gateway to the world famous Boracay Island, for under declaring their sales to cut down on tax payments. In an interview, RDO No. 11 regional director lawyer Romulo Aguila Jr.…

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THE National Economic and Development Authority in Region 6 (NEDA-6) will orient local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo province on public-private partnership (PPP) to help the province in their development plans and to attract more private investors. NEDA-6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal said it will be easier for LGUs and…

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Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Palawan province will join the United States Pacific Air Force (Pacaf) in a mutual Humanitarian Civil Assistance (HCA) and Civil Military Operations (CMO) to enhance the response of both armed forces during calamities and disasters. Lt. Col. Emmanuel A.…

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The Department of Health in Davao City has intensified its campaign against dengue after cases of the said disease increased by 1000 for the first 8 months of the year alone. DOH in Region 11 said that they already recorded 6,937 cases of dengue for the first 8 months of…