11 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender in Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two notorious sub-leaders of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and nine of their followers have surrendered to the military in Tawi-Tawi, officials said. In statement released on Wednesday, Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the bandits yielded voluntarily to the troops of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi at … Read More

Quake rocks Bukidnon

MANILA — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake of tectonic origin rocked Bukidnon province early Wednesday (April 12). Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is expecting aftershocks but no damage from the 5:21 a.m. earthquake. Initial Phivolcs data show the earthquake struck 6.0 kms north 66° east of Bukidnon’s Kalilangan municipality at a depth of 3.0 … Read More

Provincial Board member in Sorsogon shot dead

SORSOGON CITY —- A member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council) of Sorsogon was shot dead by a still unidentified assailant Tuesday morning. An initial police report said Board Member Pedro Ravanilla was inspecting his building along Maharlika Highway at Barangay Pangpang in this city when a lone gunman fired at him, hitting his head. … Read More

Boracay arrivals up despite algal bloom

BORACAY Island, Aklan — Tourism arrivals in this resort island continue to increase despite the proliferation of green algae along the sandy white beaches of this world-renowned island. Julfe Rabe, information officer of the Caticlan Jetty Port, said they registered 167,445 foreign and local tourists in March 2017, higher than the 156,872 tourists recorded during … Read More