Minor killed in NPA attack in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY — A 15-year-old boy was killed Saturday when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a group of Army soldiers doing repair work at a daycare center in Barangay (village) Libertad, Cawayan town in Masbate. Philippine Army’s 903rd Brigade commander Col. Greg Almiro said Vincent Pekiro, 15, student and a resident of the said … Read More

Solons should rethink P1-K CHR budget: DND chief

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is hoping that the House of Representatives will reconsider its decision to give a measly PHP1,000 budget to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as this will definitely stiffle the agency’s check-and-balance mandate. “I hope they (House of Representatives) will reconsider it. It is a constitutional body, then they … Read More

Italian priest named new Papal Nuncio to PH

MANILA — Another Italian prelate has been named as new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. Pope Francis appointed 59-year old Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia as Vatican Representative to the country. According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website, the Vatican announced Caccia’s appointment Tuesday noon (6 p.m., … Read More

NEDA approves Metro Manila subway project

MANILA –  The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has approved Tuesday the PHP355.6-billion Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) which will run from Quezon City to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complex in Paranaque City. This, after the NEDA Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC) approved earlier this month the subway extension to NAIA. Department of Transportation … Read More

Missiles for 3 Navy ships to arrive December

MANILA — Three of the Philippine Navy’s multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) are expected to be fitted with anti-ship missiles once the weapon system is delivered in December from Israel. Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado said the three MPACs are waiting to be fitted with their Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd’s Spike ER … Read More

Drug syndicate member nabbed in SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Joint operatives arrested an alleged member of a major drug group operating in parts of Region 12 in an operation on Sunday in nearby Koronadal City in South Cotabato. Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Region 12 director, identified the suspect as businessman Ruel Espinosa alias Balong, 54, who was … Read More