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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Joint Task Force Zamboanga (JTF-Zambo) and Zamboanga City Police have arrested an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member linked to the Sipadan kidnapping in 2001, an official of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said on Friday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, WestMinCom spokesman, identified the ASG member as Mansur…

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Catarman, N. Samar: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public anew against eating shellfish harvested from Irong-irong, Maqueda and Daram bays in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and Carigara Bay in Leyte that remain positive for paralytic poison or red tide toxin. BFAR issued…

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AGOO, La Union: Seven barangay (villages) of this town lacking potable water supply since the 1990 killer quake, are recipients of a P14- million financial assistance from the ‘Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig’ (Salintubig) program of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Mayor Stefanie Eriguel made the announcement after…

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BIÑAN CITY: Another security man of the city council secretary here was killed while a bystander was wounded in an ambush on Thursday afternoon. Biñan City Chief of Police, Supt. Reydante Ariza, identified the victim as Virgilio Roxas Jr., alleged bodyguard of Edward Reyes, secretary of the Biñan City Council.…

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THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban has resumed operation for commercial air traffic at about 11:14 a.m. on Friday after a stalled AirAsia Airbus A320 was moved. The aircraft stalled while it was about to turn towards the airport’s taxiway…

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A fish trader was shot dead on Friday morning while eating breakfast in an eatery in Navotas City. Reynaldo Gungon, 59, of S. Policarpio Street, Barangay San Jose, died on the spot from a bullet wound in the head while the unidentified assailant fled on board a motorcycle. Navotas police…

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A motorcycle rider was beyond recognition after he was run over by a long-bed mixer truck early morning on Friday in Manila. Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit investigators have yet to identify the victim who was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts but had no helmet. He was driving…

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Camp Paciano Rizal, Laguna: The Provincial Intelligence Branch of Laguna Police Provincial Office re-launched “Project Janitor Fish” that will pursue most wanted persons (MWP) and other fugitives of the law. First launched on September 10, a total of 471 Most Wanted Persons have been arrested to date. Of this number,…

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) confiscated 480 mastercases of illegally traded cigarettes from a store selling imported goods in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. The Department of Finance (DoF) in a statement on Friday said, joint NBI and BIR operatives raided Collette’s PX…

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COTABATO CITY: The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) marked the 2nd Archives Day celebration on Thursday with a forum to educate employees in the handling of records in compliance with National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) circulars and standards. Abdulhamid Alawi Jr., records chief, said if all offices in…