Protected areas

February 23, 2020
THE destruction of the remaining forest lands, including watersheds, is something that cannot be ignored by the country’s lawmakers – senators and congressmen - and the rest of the people.

Woman’s head blown off by CDO gunman

February 22, 2020
The victim identified as Erlyn Casimero suffered a gunshot wound at the back of her head and died on the spot during the attack which took place while the woman was playing an online game in a ‘sari-sari’ store in Basak Tangkongan, Pinikitan in Barangay Camamanan around 5 p.m. Friday, said local police director, Colonel Henry Dampal.

2 Abu Sayyaf bombers surrender

February 22, 2020
They also turned over one M1 Carbine with magazine and 5 rounds cartridge of caliber .30 carbine ammunition, one M1911 Caliber .45 pistol with magazine and 4 rounds cartridge of Caliber .45 ball ammunition to the government forces.

2 drug targets killed in gunfight

February 22, 2020
However, the officers were met with heavy gunfire from the suspects prompting them to retaliate killing top drug targets Sindatuk and Norhamin Pendaliday. Several other suspects including one identified as Andullah Pendaliday alias ‘Grasscutter’ managed to escape at the height of the firefight and are still being hunted as of press time, said the official.

Quezon cops nab rapper-pusher

February 22, 2020
Madrideo said Manlangit was collared by joint elements of City and Provincial Drug Enforcement Units and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)- Quezon under overall supervision of Lt. Col. Romulo Albacea, the city police chief.

Rebuild a better Marawi

February 22, 2020
A Senate Special Committee was created to monitor the rehabilitation progress of Marawi City, headed by Senator Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa. The Special Committee on Marawi Rehabilitation conducted the special hearing based on Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 66 or Reconstituting the Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation, and SRN 29 which seeks to look into the status of Marawi Reconstruction and Rehabilitation.

MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY ang Pebrero 21

February 22, 2020
KADA taon magmula pa noong 1999, ang Pebrero 21 ay ginugunita bilang United Nations Mother Language Day upang itanghal ang kahalagahan ng bawat wika at ang pagkakaiba-iba ng mga tao sa buong daigdig. Ang tema para sa 2020 ay “Languages without borders” o “Mga Wikang walang bakod” sapagkat walang pader o bakod na makapipigil sa paglaganap at paggalaw ng wika.

‘Pastillas’ bribery scheme

February 22, 2020
“I have personally witnessed various illegal transactions over the years involving the extortion of money in exchange for unimpeded passage through the Philippines whether leaving or entering our country,” said Chiong.

1 of 357 cops positive for shabu to be dismissed

February 21, 2020
ONE of the 357 policemen ordered adjudicated by Philippine National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa for their alleged involvement in illegal drug activities has tested positive for use of shabu and will be immediately subjected to summary dismissal proceedings, National Capital Region Police Office director, Major General Debold M. Sinas told the Journal Group yesterday.

‘HVT’ gunned down in Lipa City

February 21, 2020
Initial investigations showed the victim was walking in San Isidro Drive, Purok 2, carrying hollow blocks around 8:45 a.m. Suddenly, two unidentified suspects on board a Honda city sedan arrived, quickly opened the door and shot the victim multiple times.

Bantay Dagat nabs poachers

February 21, 2020
Arrested were Gilbert Guerra, Jomar dela Rosa, Robert, Jonel, and Andy Paul, all surnamed Labrusto; and Anthony Canete, Ivan Barill, Angel Gidoc, and Edgar Balanbang, all of Sorsogon province, said Capt. Dexter Panganiban, Albay police spokesperson, in an interview on Thursday.