Village dad hurt in NoCot town ambush

COTABATO CITY — Policemen have launched a manhunt for two motorcycle-riding men who wounded a village official in an ambush in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday night. Speaking for the North Cotabato police, Lt. Col. Bernard Tayong, said Col. Maximo Layugan, provincial police director, had ordered the manhunt after a witness provided vital information to the … Read More

Women dominate Nueva Ecija politics

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — This year’s election again saw the dominance of women in Nueva Ecija’s political arena, with four ladies, all from the administration party PDP-Laban, poised to represent the province in the 18th Congress. On Wednesday, the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) proclaimed reelectionist representatives Estrellita Suansing (1st District); Micaela Violago (2nd District); … Read More

Maguindanao town administrator hurt in hacking, 3 hurt in strafing

COTABATO CITY — Police are hunting down the people behind the hacking and strafing incidents in Parang, Maguindanao that injured the municipal administrator and three others on Monday, police said. “We believe the two separate incidents were election-related,” said Major Rajiv Alih, chief of Parang municipal police station. He identified the hacking victim as Municipal Administrator … Read More

Troops foil Labor Day atrocity, capture female NPA in Batangas

CAMP GEN. CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal — Government troops have foiled what could have been another atrocity of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) when they clashed in San Juan, Batangas and captured a female rebel fighter on Monday. Brig. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos Jr., Commander of the 202nd Infantry (UNIFIER) Brigade, said … Read More