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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military presented on Monday the five kidnapped Filipino fishing crew recovered by soldiers at a remote village in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu. Officials said the fishermen – Vergel Arquino, from Davao City; Jushua Ybanez; Emo Fausto; Junald Minalang and Spriano Sordid, all from Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur…

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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga: Two members of suspected gun-for-hire group “Arnold Balagtas Gang” were killed in a shootout with policemen at a check point in Candaba town on Sunday. Police Regional Office 3 Director, Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, identified the slain suspects alias “Umeng” and alias “Sonny,” both tagged in the…

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A man accused of acts of lasciviousness was accidentally killed after he allegedly grabbed the gun of his police escorts while on the way for medical examination in Pasig City on Sunday evening. Police identified the suspect as Paolo Nel Pabale, 31, of Buena compound, Cainta, Rizal. Police said Annaliza…

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TARLAC: Some 51 sugar farm workers and planters here be­nefited from the P500,000 worth of livelihood assistance given under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE). DoLE Regional Director Ana Dione, in a statement, said P20,000 worth of Kabuhayan Starter Kits were awarded to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan renewed his call on the people and urged citizens to support government efforts in anti-terrorism campaign. Tan made the appeal following a security meeting at the Capitol in Patikul town attended by senior military officials, municipal mayors and representatives of various sectors in Sulu.…

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MORE than 1,000 tobacco farmers and their dependents from northern Luzon are undergoing livelihood training courses for alternative source of income. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA), through its livelihood assistance program, pre-selected a total of 1,100 trainees expected to complete the courses which started in batches this month until June…

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SAMAL, Bataan: Mayor Generosa de la Fuente appealed for understanding to commuters and residents here over the delay in the completion of Samal bridge due to structural problems. De la Fuente said Samal Bridge was one of 10 in Region 3 that Tokwing Construction Corp. was building under the government’s…

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ILIGAN City has intensified security measures as massive recruitment of armed men believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were reported in the mountain villages. Jo Pantoja, city information officer, told The Manila Times that while the measures to counter the alleged Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute recruitment had been…

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COTABATO CITY: A government soldier was wounded as Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) bandits attacked an Army base and a school on Friday in Maguindanao. The identity of the wounded soldier was withheld by the military, but said he is a member of the 57th Infantry Battalion which has been…

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BACOLOD CITY: Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol assured an improved output and stricter policies from the country’s agricultural and fishery sector. Speaking before more than 1,000 participants to the 11th National Shrimp Congress held here recently, Piñol said the country’s aquatic resources are abundant but fishermen could not take advantage of…

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