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6 RIT DDS men kill triker

SIX gunmen, said to be members of the so-called Deadly Death Squad (DDS) riding three motorcycles, shot dead a tricycle driver yesterday in Pasay City. Killed was Ricardo Claudio Jr., 22, of 222-F, Tramo corner Vergel St., Bgy. 98, Zone…

BoC to hire 3K employees

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is opening the agency’s doors to new applicants, saying they are planning to hire some 3,000 new employees to fill-up vacant plantilla positions in a further effort to hasten the release of arriving…

Young siblings treated like dogs, rescued in Malabon

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TWO young boys aged three and five who were locked in a dog cage were rescued by police and local Social Welfare and Development Office yesterday morning in Malabon City. Malabon City public information office head Bong Padua said the…

Malaysia nabs 7 Abu suspects

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have detained seven Filipinos suspected of involvement with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, an official said Thursday, the latest arrest of extremist suspects in the Muslim-majority country. The seven men, aged between 22 and 38,…

Duterte for holdover barangay chairmen

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has had a change of heart and now agrees with the proposal to let barangay officials keep their posts in a holdover capacity if the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are postponed. During the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory…

Cobra blamed for Naga power outage

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NAGA City -- A five-hour power outage affecting towns in the third and fourth districts of Camarines Sur along the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) 69 kv-line was actually caused by an electrocuted one-and-a-half-meter long cobra snake at…

4.8 lindol tumama sa Dinagat

NIYANIG ng 4.8 magnitude na lindol ang Dinagat Islands kahapon ng alas-9:19 ng umaga. Walang naiulat na napinsalang tao at ari-arian. Sa report ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), ang sentro ng pagyanig ay naitala 4 kilometro ng…

House’s backflip on 3 agencies’ budget hailed

LAWMAKERS expressed elation over the decision of the House leaders to restore the budget of three agencies, including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin and Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. said the will of the people…

Van kills farmer

A 61-year-old farmer was killed on the spot after being fatally hit by a van in Bgy. Tipas, San Juan, Batangas, the other day. Police identified the victim as Rolando Banog Vergara, 61, widower, of Bgy. Tipas, San Juan, Batangas.…

Malacañang clarifies Honeylet Duterte’s US trip

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s common law wife Honeylet Avanceña is on a “personal trip” to the United States upon the invitation of First Lady Melania Trump. Malacanang made this clarification yesterday. “Madame Cielito Avancena is on a personal trip to NY…

8,536 katutubo nabigyan ng skills training ng TESDA

Upang matulungang maiangat ang kabuhayan ng mga kababayan nating miyembro ng Indigenous Peoples (IPs) ay nagbigay ng skills training ang Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) sa mga ito sa buong bansa. Ayon kay TESDA director general Secretary Guiling…

LTFRB impounds over 80 colorum buses in Legazpi

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RAWIS, Legazpi City -- Over 80 public utility colorum buses apprehended and impounded by personnel of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional office are congesting the compound of the regional office while some are parked along the…

PH prods nuke powers on denuclearization

THE Philippines yesterday called on nuclear-armed states to join the international community in making the world a safer place by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. “We call on Member-States that possess the world’s largest nuclear arsenals…

811 PRO-Cor men promoted

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CAMP Dangwa, La Trinidad, Bentguet -- Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-Cor) director Chief Supt. Elmo Francis Oco Sarona spearheaded the pinning and donning of ranks of the newly-promoted police officers of the Regional Headquarters, Benguet PPO and BCPO in a simple…
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