Quezon quake not related to Mindanao temblors: Phivolcs

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that jolted the island town of Jomalig in Quezon early Thursday is not in any way related to the series of temblors that rocked Mindanao. “Hindi po sila magkaugnay. Masyado na pong malayo upang ma-trigger ng paggalaw ng fault sa Mindanao, ‘yung lindol kanina … Read More

1 NPA killed, firearms seized in 2-day Mindoro offensive

CAMP CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal — A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed while weapons and explosives were recovered by joint military and police forces in the sub-villages in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro during the two-day government offensives which capped Thursday. Reports reaching this camp here disclosed that 76 Infantry Battalion (76IB) troops under the … Read More

P4.25-M illegal drugs seized in Cavite buy-bust op

DASMARIŇAS CITY, Cavite — Anti-drug police operatives here arrested two alleged drug pushers and two minor drug peddlers, shortly after the latter yielded some 625 grams of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) worth PHP4.25 million during a buy-bust operation at the Muslim community center in Datu Esmael village late Monday. City police officer-in-charge Supt. Alvin Consolacion identified … Read More

Landslide hits Cavite tunnel; classes suspended due to monsoon rains

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — A landslide hit the Kaybiang Tunnel Road in Cavite’s upland town of Maragondon around 4 a.m. Tuesday, rendering the tunnel impassable to motorists. However, no casualty or damage has been reported, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Olivia Luces, who also chairs Calabarzon’s Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), … Read More

Batangas guv mourns Tanauan mayor’s death, condemns killing

BATANGAS CITY – Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas mourns the loss of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, after a stol unidentified assassin gunned down the local city chief executive during Monday’s flag-raising rite at the Tanauan City hall. In an official statement in Filipino released to the media on Monday, Mandanas expressed condolences and extended the sympathy … Read More

12 dead, 13 injured in Lenten Week accidents in Calabarzon

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — TWELVE people died and 13 others were injured in separate vehicular and drowning accidents during the Lenten Week, the Office of Civil Defense(OCD)-Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) reported on Monday. Calabarzon OCD-RDRRMC Regional Director Olivia M. Luces said on Good Friday, a six-year-old girl Girlie Talag Bonsol drowned … Read More