5 dead, 2 hurt in Batangas road mishap

NASUGBU, Batangas — Five persons were killed and two others were injured in a vehicular accident in Sitio Bayabasan, Barangay Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas, Tuesday afternoon. Police Senior Inspector Joel Bunquin Ilagan, Nasugbu deputy chief of pólice, said a Hyundai Starex van with plate number UOU 631 was on its way to Nasugbu when it collided with an 18-wheeler trailer truck … Read More

Duterte supporters prepare for Sept. 21 protest

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte here said they will hold their own protest to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21. President Duterte declared Sept. 21 as “National Day of Protest” nationwide, suspending classes in public schools and work in government offices. Private schools and instutions, … Read More

Prelates alarmed by spread of ‘Satanic rosaries’ in Palawan

  PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Local Catholic church leaders and officials here are warning the faithful against the spread of alleged “Satanic rosaries” and other related items. This came after the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News published an article on its website quoting Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi, who warned Radio Veritas listeners … Read More

Drug suspect killed in shootout

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — An Army led anti-drug operation in the upland town of Banisilan, North Cotabato over the weekend left one person dead and the recovery of unlicensed high-powered guns and ammunition, the military here said Monday. Capt. John Arvin Encinas, spokesperson for the 6th Infantry Division, said joint elements of 34th Infantry Battalion … Read More

Hunt on for drug escapee

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A manhunt has been launched to recapture an escapee from the correctional and rehabilitation center in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, an official said Saturday. Subject of the manhunt operation is Rebecca Dagayloan, 38, according to Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director. Beltran said Dagayloan escaped on Friday … 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

Basketball game turns bloody

COTABATO CITY — A friendly basketball game involving members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) turned bloody Thursday when players used guns instead of basketball in shooting in North Cotabato. Chief Inspector Romy Castanares, police chief of Pikit town, said two players were killed and another was injured when what was supposedly a friendly match … Read More