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2 dead, 11 hurt as bldg’s upper level, scaffolding collapse

TWO construction workers were killed while 11 others were seriously wounded after the flooring of the upper ground floor and the scaffolding of an under construction building collapsed yesterday in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City. The fatalities were identified…

Trike driver gunned down by MC-riding suspects

A 45-YEAR-OLD tricycle driver died after two men aboard a lone motorcycle shot him in the head while plying his usual route in Tondo, Manila, yesterday morning. Aldrin Fernandez, of 232 Rodriguez St., Balut, Tondo, died on the spot while…

Aquino binatikos ng BMP ukol sa BBL

INAKUSAHAN ng Buklurang Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa pag-abandona sa peace process sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Sinabi pa ng grupo na pinatay ni Aquino ang pagkakataon para maisabatas ang Bangsamoro…

Kit Belmonte commends SAF troopers for killing Marwan

A QUEZON City congressman has commended all 392 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), including the 44 who have died, for carrying out the successful operation that killed Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terrorist. In a privilege speech delivered…

Romualdez pushes for highest posthumous honor for Fallen 44

LAWMAKERS pressed yesterday the granting of various recognitions, including the upgrading of interim Bravery Medal to Medal of Valor for the so-called Fallen 44. House independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, and Las…

Solons laud SC ruling on DAP

LAWMAKERS lauded yesterday the Supreme Court (SC) for upholding the interests of the people by maintaining the key provisions of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional on the final ruling it issued the other day. House independent bloc leader…

Maliksi cleared!

THE Sandiganbayan Second Division yesterday dismissed the graft case filed against former Cavite Gov. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi in connection with alleged anomalous purchase of medical supplies during his incumbency. Citing lack of probable cause, the anti-graft division junked the graft…

The regions of Eastern Visayas, Cagayan Valley

The regions of Eastern Visayas, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with…

Teenager hurt in Tondo shooting

ARMED men suddenly got out of a van and indiscriminately fired their guns, hitting an 18-year-old man in Tondo, Manila. The victim was identified as Charles Russel Lao, a helper, of 1461 Madrid St. in Tondo. He sustained a gunshot…

Congressmen summon suspended PNP chief

THE House Committee on Public Order and Safety is inviting suspended Police Director-General Alan Purisima to appear in the legislative investigation into the Mamasapano incident set on February 11. Members of the committee want Purisima to explain the veracity of…

Poe won’t drop ‘own investigation’ into massacre

SENATOR Grace Poe has insisted on conducting her “own investigation” into the Mamasapano bloody encounter between police commandos and Muslim rebels despite the move of Sen. Teofisto Guingona III to create a Truth Commission to probe the clash that led…

House minority bloc presses truth body

THE House Independent Minority group, led by Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, yesterday filed a resolution urging President Benigno Aquino III to immediately constitute a Truth Commission whose purpose is to conduct an independent investigation into the Mamasapano massacre. Lawmakers…

Probes Galore

PNP, DoJ, Senate, House independently investigating massacre of police commandos THE Board of Inquiry (BoI) created by the Philippine National Police to find out what really happened during the January 25 Mamasapano, Maguindanao anti-terrorist operation that left 44 Special Action…

Energy companies lifted by oil rise

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Oil prices rose again yesterday, extending a recent rally and providing support to regional energy stocks, while Sydney powered higher and the Aussie dollar slumped after Australia's central bank cut interest rates to record lows. The euro edged down as…

Egypt confirms mass death sentences

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court Monday confirmed death sentences against 183 men convicted of killing 13 policemen, in a verdict the European Union denounced as a violation of the country’s human rights obligations. The verdict came as another court announced…
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