CAAP probes Nueva Ecija plane crash

MANILA –The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is investigating the incident involving a Cessna 172 trainer aircraft that crash-landed in a rice field in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on Monday. CAAP reported that the aircraft departed from Lingayen Airport, and was supposed to fly to Cabanatuan before flying back to Lingayen, Pangasinan. The aircraft encountered … Read More

3 soldiers die, 2 hurt in separate ambushes

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Three soldiers died Thursday while two others, including a civilian, were injured in separate ambush incidents perpetrated by still unidentified gunmen in the Maguindanao town of Datu Salibo and Cotabato City.  Major Arvin John Encinas, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the casualties in the Maguindanao incident, as Privates Junard Estribor … Read More

Dry spell in Eastern Visayas due to weak El Niño: PAGASA

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas has been experiencing fewer rains this year as weak El Niño phenomenon hit the predominantly agriculture region, the state weather bureau said Monday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Tacloban station chief Mario Peñaranda said rainfall in the region has been “way below normal” than the average for January … Read More

Pilot survives Maguindanao plane crash

COTABATO CITY — A malfunctioned engine brought down a crop duster in Ampatuan, Maguindanao Saturday morning. A report from the office of Senior Supt. Ronald Briones, Maguindanao police provincial director, said the pilot, identified as Capt. Dennis Pandi, survived the crash. “The chemical sprayer plane was a total wreck’” Briones said. Responding employees and plantation workers … Read More