1 killed, 15 nabbed in Bulacan drug ops

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — A notorious drug pusher was killed while 15 others were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in this province on Thursday. In an interview on Friday, Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna, director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, identified the slain drug suspect as Jerson Sta. Rita, a resident of Barangay Barihan, Malolos … Read More

Korean yacht hits power line in Pangasinan

ANDA, Pangasinan — Seven barangays in Santiago Island and Anda, Bolinao  remain without electricity since Wednesday night after a yacht owned by Korean nationals hit the electric wire situated in seawaters of Barangay Awag here. Police Officer Glendon Ray Caasi, an investigator from Anda Police Station, in an interview Thursday, said it was reported to their … Read More

Even non-smokers at risk of lung cancer

MANILA — Senior citizen Hilda Pua was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer when she was 56 years old. The diagnosis surprised her because she never smoked a single cigarette all her life. Later on, her surprise turned to fear as thoughts of bedridden cancer patients crossed her mind. “Natakot ako kasi cancer, natakot din ang … Read More

Village councilor, 2 others hurt in Cotabato ambush

COTABATO CITY – A village councilman and two others were wounded when armed men ambushed them along Gonzalo Javier Street, Barangay Rosary Heights 7 here Wednesday evening. Senior Supt. Rolly Octavio, city police director, identified the victims as Barangay Rosary Heights 7 council member Tokan Mamalangkas; motorcycle driver Abubakar Ayunan Ali, 31; and Julba Amil Guiamal, … Read More

Soldier killed in Aurora NPA attack

BALER, Aurora — A soldier was killed by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at a checkpoint of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Sitio Boundary, Barangay Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora town on Monday afternoon. Lt. Col. Jose Mari F. Torrenueva II, battalion commander of the 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion, Philippine Army, … Read More