Bataan freeport checks visitors, workers vs. Covid-19

MARIVELES, Bataan — The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) has implemented random checking of body temperature of visitors and workers in this town as a precaution against…

Drug suspect slain in Maguindanao ‘shootout’

COTABATO CITY –An alleged drug peddler died in a shootout during a law enforcement operation in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao on Sunday, an official said. Director Juvenal Azurin,…

Lubao int’l balloon fest canceled due to Covid-19

LUBAO, Pampanga—Organizers of the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival (IBMF) have decided to cancel this year’s event due to concerns over the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. The annual…

29 volcanic quakes, weak plume activity recorded in Taal

MANILA — A total of 29 volcanic earthquakes were recorded and weak plume activity has been observed in Taal Volcano for the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology…

Sara slams DavSur dad for using name, photo in campaign

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte slammed a Davao del Sur town councilor for mentioning her name and publishing photos of them together taken during public events “to show appearance…

Grenade explosion kills 2 boys in Dipolog City

DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte — Two children aged five and eight died in a grenade explosion in this city Thursday. Lt. Col. Charisse Yabo, spokesperson of Zamboanga del Norte Police…

Soldier nabbed for selling shabu inside GenSan bar

GENERAL SANTOS CITY–Police operatives arrested an active member of the Philippine Army for allegedly selling shabu inside a bar here early Wednesday. Capt. Abdulsalam Mamalinta Jr., chief of the Pendatun…

1 dead, 1 hurt in Albay road crash

LEGAZPI CITY — A man died while another was hurt in a road crash involving two speeding motorcycles on Tuesday morning on the national road here. In an interview, Capt.…

3 fishermen killed in Masbate dynamite attack

LEGAZPI CITY — A lit dynamite thrown by still unidentified suspects killed three fishermen at sea off the coast of Balud town in Masbate province Monday night, a police report said…

Parents’ role in developing kids’ reading habits cited

ILOILO CITY — The number of “frustrated” readers in the province of Iloilo is not only the concern of the government but also of the parents as the problem starts at…

No ‘I dos’ for 20 couples on Valentine’s Day due to Covid-19

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — Wedding bells won’t ring for some 20 couples who have signified intention to join the mass wedding sponsored by the municipal government of Peñaranda town,…

Driver killed, scores hurt as 2 buses collide in CamSur

LEGAZPI CITY — A bus driver was killed and an undetermined number of passengers were wounded in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on Wednesday in Del Gallego town,…

Fewer volcanic quakes, sulfur emissions observed in Taal

MANILA — Both the volcanic quakes and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions recorded in Taal declined in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Thursday.…

Police captain killed in encounter with NPA rebels in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY — A team leader of Western Visayas Regional Mobile Force Reconnaissance Company was killed following an encounter with suspected members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s…

Pampanga quake death toll rises to 15; search for survivors still on

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—The death toll from the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Luzon on Monday rose to 15 as rescuers scramble to find the missing persons believed…

Strong quake causes panic in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked Eastern Visayas has caused panic among residents traumatized by sea level rise when Super Typhoon Yolanda struck more than five years ago.…

6.5-magnitude quake hits Bicol region

LEGAZPI CITY — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the provinces of Catanduanes, Masbate, Albay, and Sorsogon on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No tsunami warning alert…

Negros Occidental city councilor gunned down

BACOLOD CITY — A councilor of Escalante City, Negros Occidental succumbed to injuries after he was shot by an unidentified motorcycle-riding man on his way home from a campaign sortie on…

Classes, work in some Central Luzon areas suspended Tuesday

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—Work and classes in some areas in Central Luzon were suspended on Tuesday following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted parts of the Central Luzon region.…

6-year-old boy killed in Zambales due to quake

IBA, Zambales—A six-year old boy was killed and at least 120 families were evacuated in this province when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit some parts of Luzon Monday. Based on…