NFA east Visayas limits rice release to retailers

PALO, Leyte — The limited supply of government rice prompted the National Food Authority (NFA) to significantly cut its weekly allocation to the region’s nearly 5,000 accredited grains retailers. The “calibrated” allocation had been observed since January as stocks dwindled in government warehouses, said Raymond Tafalla, NFA Eastern Visayas assistant regional manager, on Wednesday. From the … Read More

Duterte gives DENR, DILG 6-month deadline to act on Boracay woes: DOT

CLARK, Pampanga — Upon President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s orders, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shall implement “immediate actions” to fix all Boracay issues within six months, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday. Among these are pursuing establishments that violated the island’s laws, and … Read More

3 persons nabbed in Tarlac drug bust

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Three persons caught sniffing shabu were arrested in a drug bust operation in Barangay Poblacion Norte, Paniqui, Tarlac on Saturday. Tarlac police provincial director Ritchie Posadas identified the pushers as Rafael Austria, 49, and Erickson Linga, 37, both from Barangay Poblacion, Paniqui and Nino Sabado, 40, of Barangay San Rafael, Tarlac City. … Read More

Plane crashes off Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — An airplane crashed off the coast of Sitio Landing, Barangay New Agutaya in the northern Palawan town of San Vicente on Sunday afternoon. The light aircraft which was chartered to transport live fish cargoes to Sangley Point, Cavite, had just taken off from the nearby San Vicente Airport when the accident … Read More

2 ‘illegal recruiters’ arrested in Bataan

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga  — Two alleged illegal recruiters were arrested during an entrapment operation in Barangay Townsite, Limay, Bataan, Thursday. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, director of the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), said joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Field of Bataan and Bataan Provincial Intelligence Branch conducted an entrapment operation against Mark Montanez … Read More

2 killed in Sulu ambush

  ZAMBOANGA CITY — Two civilians were killed in an ambush staged by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits on the island province of Sulu, the military reported Thursday. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, identified the victims as Muksin Kaidin and his brother, Mukim. Sobejana disclosed the incident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. … Read More