Allacapan, Cagayan placed under state of calamity

ALLACAPAN, Cagayan — The Sangguniang Bayan here Friday declared the town of Allacapan in Cagayan province under a state of calamity after Tropical Storm Odette immersed 27 villages in floodwaters and destroyed 9, 680 hectares of rice fields. In a special session, the municipal council passed Resolution No. 102 series of 2017, placing the town under … Read More

4 PAL Express flights cancelled due to bad weather

MANILA — Four PAL Express flights were cancelled Saturday morning due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority said. These flights were 2P 2021/2022 Manila-Masbate-Manila, and 2P 2084/2085 Manila-Basco-Manila. The state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said severe Tropical Storm Odette would cause cloudy skies, moderate to occasionally heavy rains … Read More

Another NPA rebel yields to Abra police

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — A 22-year-old member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to government, the Police Regional Office (PRO) here said. Cordillera Regional Director Elmo Francis Sarona identified the NPA member as Lowell Carmelo Maglia of the Kilusang Larangang Gerilya (KLG), who surrendered morning of October 8 in Poblacion Gangal, Sallapadan, Abra province. … Read More

Duterte response directed at ‘Progressive Alliance’ — Abella

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte was particularly pointing to the International Delegates of the Progressive Alliance when he responded to that group’s “irresponsible statements” against the Philippines. “This delegation’s irresponsible statements protesting the alleged killings under the Duterte Administration demean our status as a sovereign nation,” Abella said. … Read More

Army condemns NPA attack on power line in Mt. Province

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — The military’s 5th Infantry Division (5ID) covering the Cordillera region condemned on Thursday the continuing atrocities perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the region. The most recent is the attack on a power transmission line supplying two provinces. Captain Jefferson Somera, 5ID Information Officer relayed Major General Paul Atal, … Read More

Grandpa Nabbed For Firearms And Ammo

AGOO, La Union – A 72-years-old man was arrested in his house in Barangay San Juan here for possession of various firearms and ammunition in a search warrant operation by the authorities last Thursday. Chief Inspector Silverio Ordinado, Jr., La Union’s police information officer, identified the suspect as Victor F. Gallardo, a resident of the said village. Seized from Gallardo … Read More