Emergency Operations Center activated for Mt. Kanlaon unrest

BACOLOD CITY — The provincial government of Negros Occidental activated its Emergency Operations Center to conduct round-the-clock monitoring of the activities of Mount Kanlaon which is undergoing moderate level of unrest since Wednesday. Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division, said the center is being manned 24 hours a day. … Read More

SK town exec, hubby nabbed in drug raid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Anti-drug operatives arrested an acting municipal treasurer in Sultan Kudarat province and her husband who were tagged as members of an emerging drug group in the area in an operation over the weekend in a subdivision here. Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Region 12 director, identified the suspects as … Read More

Laos PM arrives in Clark for ASEAN Summit

CLARK, Pampanga — Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Sunday arrived in the Philippines for his participation to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Other Related Summits. Sisoulith is the third ASEAN head of state to arrive at the Clark International Airport here. His plane landed at around … Read More

4 nabbed in buy-busts; P300K shabu seized

‘ZAMBOANGA CITY — Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested four people and seized more than PhP300,000 worth of illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations in the region, an official reported Saturday. PDEA Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the arrested suspects as Frangie Franca, 36; Michael Jumuad, 35; Earl Jones Ricafort, 31; … Read More

Baby killed, 3 cops missing in NPA ambush

COTABATO CITY — Police are in pursuit of suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who killed two people, including a four-month-old baby, and critically wounded a town police chief and two others in an ambush Thursday in Barangay Pigkalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon. Sr. Insp. Jemar delos Santos, spokesperson for the Philippine National Police–Autonomous Region in Muslim … Read More