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…

Drug suspect killed in S. Kudarat shootout

COTABATO CITY — Police killed a suspected drug peddler in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat, in a shootout Wednesday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, director of the Police Regional Office -12,…

Couple yields P7-M shabu in Cebu buy-bust

CEBU CITY — At least PHP7-million worth of shabu was confiscated on Monday night from a woman and her live-in partner identified as street-level pushers in Consolacion town police’s watch list.…

Ex-vice mayor, village chief shot dead in Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A former vice mayor and incumbent village chief of Pandi town in this province were gunned down by still unidentified armed men while in a…

Police cadet dies during training in Davao City

DAVAO CITY –A police cadet died a day after he fainted in the middle of the Basic Internal Security Operation Course (BISOC) here, the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO…

200 arrested in 12-day police ops in Nueva Ecija

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — More than 200 persons, including 16 on the police watch list, were arrested as various firearms and deadly weapons and illegal drugs were seized in operations…

Surigao Sur IPs hit NPA over death of militiamen

BUTUAN CITY – The Manobo tribe in the Surigao del Sur town of San Miguel on Friday condemned the death of two unarmed militiamen who were killed by communist rebels on…