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

309 Cordillera cops to augment ASEAN Summit security

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) Director, Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, on Wednesday led the send-off ceremony for 309 personnel who will join the peace and security contingent for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Most of the 309 personnel came from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) … Read More

3 rebels killed in Capiz clash

ILOILO CITY — Three members of the New People’s Army were killed in a clash with troops of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61 IB) Tuesday afternoon at the mountain village of Puti-an, Cuartero, Capiz. Lt. Col. Sisenando Magbalot, 61st IB commanding officer, said that a body of a rebel was recovered right after the … Read More

Tacloban lauds Duterte for speedy ‘Yolanda’ rehab

TACLOBAN CITY– Four years after super typhoon “Yolanda” struck, the city government here lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for accelerating the post-disaster rehabilitation. Tacloban Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez said President Duterte’s order to triple recovery efforts has yielded positive results in this city. Romualdez shared that from less than 3,000 completed houses in the northern resettlement sites … Read More

120 Isabela cops to help secure ASEAN Summit

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — At least 120 policemen from the Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) have been chosen to be part of the security contingent for the 31st ASEAN Summit on November 10-14. Supt. Ronald Laggui, IPPO Community Relations Officer, said the policemen are from the province’s police stations and were recommended by their … Read More

Search on for flight instructor, student who survived plane crash

BALER, Aurora — A Cessna 152 type trainer aircraft crash-landed in the mountains between Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija and Maria Aurora, this province on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Edwin M. Paredes, Philippine Army’s 56th Infantry “Tatag” Battalion chief, said search and rescue operations are still ongoing for flight instructor, Captain Albert Galban, and student trainee Alexis Trinidad, … Read More