Army arrests couple in ‘drug trade’ at Maguindanao checkpoint

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Two suspected drug personalities were apprehended by troops of the 2nd Mechanized Battalion, Philippine Army at a checkpoint in Barangay Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao Tuesday morning. The suspects, June Usman and Sharrie Mae Yuson, both residents of Barangay Rosary Heights 10, Cotabato City, were found in possession of eight sachets of … Read More

Rainy season starts

MANILA — Occurrence of widespread rainfall recorded in most Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stations monitored in the last five days under Type 1 climate confirms onset of the rainy season, the agencyannounced Tuesday afternoon. Intermittent to continuous rains and thunderstorms associated with the southwest monsoon will continue to affect Metro Manila … Read More

Napoles names Abad, Senators Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima in PDAF scam

MANILA — The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is set to file complaint against former Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad and Senators Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila de Lima for their alleged involvement in the multi-billion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. This was bared by Justice Secretary … Read More

HELPING HAND

Members of the Lope Volunteers Support Group hand over water and food to the evacuees from Marawi City at East Poblacion in Balo-i,Lanao del Norte. Residents of Marawi City evacuate due to the terrorist attack of the Maute Group. Contributor AMER LOPE RIGA – northboundasia.com

Day 4 of Marawi fighting: 31 terrorists, 13 troops killed

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao — Government clearing operations entered the fourth day Friday, with 31 terrorists killed so far, authorities said. As this developed, Malacanang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive this afternoon in Iligan City to personally assess the situation. Lt. Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said two battalions … Read More

Improved PHL’s mobile internet speed due to activation of evolution cell sites

MANILA — Improved mobile Internet speeds may be attributed to Globe and Smart’s continuing activation of long-term evolution cell sites making use of the 700 MHz spectrum. National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, when asked to comment on the latest AKAMAI report, said both telcos started co-using the frequency in May 2016. “Improvements in … Read More