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Protect, preserve Rizal Monument -- Senator Pia

SENATOR Pia Cayetano yesterday reiterated her call to protect and preserve the sanctity of the Rizal Monument in Manila. She made the appeal on the occasion of the 118th anniversary of the death and heroism of Dr. Jose Rizal. “The…

Jailed senators get extended visiting hours

THE Philippine National Police Headquarters Support Services yesterday approved extended visiting hours for detainees led by Senators Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada at the maximum-security PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. PNP-HSS director Chief Supt. Alberto Supapo said…

900 banned firecrackers seized in Abra

BANGUED, Abra – Police seized 900 banned firecrackers in separate operations in the province. Regional police director Chief Supt Isagani Nerez said he placed his men on full alert to prevent the loss of lives and damage to property from…

Notable deaths in 2014

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PARIS -- From Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Robin Williams, here are some of the notable figures who died in the year just ending:January - 11: Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon in hospital near Tel Aviv, 85, after eight years in…

Ferry fire death toll up

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ROME -- The death toll from a ferry fire in the Adriatic rose to 10 on Monday as the search for survivors went on into the night in seas off Albania. It was unclear how many people had been on…

Fear of flying

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Missing AirAsia plane caps disastrous 2014 for aviation KUALA LUMPUR — If you weren’t already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one…

Welcome New Year responsibly — Romualdez

LEYTE Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, head of the House Independent Minority bloc, appealed to the Filipinos to show concern for the environment while welcoming the New Year. In a statement, Romualdez reiterated his call for the people to dispose of…

Cebu Pacific announces cancelled flights

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DUE to Tropical Storm Seniang the following Cebu Pacific (CEB) flights have been cancelled: December 30, 2014; Tuesday- 5J 339 / 340, Manila – Kalibo – Manila; 5J 373 / 374, Manila – Roxas – Manila and 5J 424 /…

PNoy leads Rizal Day rites; cites milestones

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PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday led the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park, Manila even as he outlined his administration’s achievements in his speech. This year’s ceremony, which carried the theme “Rizal…

Jail officials purge pressed

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday that the purge of officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will extend to its penal colonies in the provinces. De Lima said BuCor penal farms like the Iwahig in Palawan and Sablayan…

Angry Seniang triggers deadly floods, landslides

TWO days of heavy flooding and landslides killed 11 people as tropical storm Seniang crossed the central Philippines on Tuesday, with water in some areas “neck deep”, officials said. Seniang, which was forecast to bring up to 15 millimeters (0.6…

2 party-list solons sue LTFRB officials

KABATAAN Party-List Rep.Terry Ridon together with ABAKADA Party-List Representative Jonathan de la Cruz filed criminal charges against Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Winston Ginez and two other Board Members for their blatant disregard of laws on the…

MRT, LRT fare hike probe set

SEVERAL lawmakers vowed to participate in the congressional hearing on the scheduled Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increase to grill government officials on their unpopular move. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and Isabela Rep. Rodito…
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