Pilot-teacher, student survive Cessna plane crash in Nueva Ecija

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija — A flight instructor and his female student survived when the two-seater trainer plane they were maneuvering crashed in a rice field in Barangay Homestead II here at…

Navy intensifies maritime operation to secure Visayan seas

CEBU CITY — The Philippine Navy has embarked on an intensified maritime operation to secure the central Philippine seas through its sail missions to different regions in the Visayas. Naval Forces…

CAAP probes Nueva Ecija plane crash

MANILA –The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is investigating the incident involving a Cessna 172 trainer aircraft that crash-landed in a rice field in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on Monday.…

JV takes Otso Diretso’s challenge for debate

LEGAZPI CITY — Senator JV Ejercito on Saturday said he would take the challenge of the Otso Diretso opposition slate for debate once personally invited. “Why not? I have nothing to…

3 soldiers die, 2 hurt in separate ambushes

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Three soldiers died Thursday while two others, including a civilian, were injured in separate ambush incidents perpetrated by still unidentified gunmen in the Maguindanao town of Datu…

3 suspected pushers killed, 19 arrested in Bulacan drug-bust

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — Three drug pushers were neutralized while 19 others were arrested in Bulacan police’s operations against illegal drugs on Monday. Bulacan Police Provincial Director, Senior Supt. Chito…

DavOr coastal town residents fish out more cocaine bricks

DAVAO CITY – Residents of Davao Oriental coastal town of Caraga fished out 39 bricks of cocaine worth PHP215 million Sunday, prompting the Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 to ask the Philippine…

Dry spell in Eastern Visayas due to weak El Niño: PAGASA

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas has been experiencing fewer rains this year as weak El Niño phenomenon hit the predominantly agriculture region, the state weather bureau said Monday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical…

Town council candidate killed in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY — A former policeman who is running for councilor in the May 13 mid-term election was gunned down on Saturday evening by a still unidentified gunman at his house…

IS-linked terrorists now in Region 12: PRO-12 spox

KIDAPAWAN CITY — A police official in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) on Friday confirmed the presence of foreign terrorists in the region. “The foreign Islamic State (IS)-linked men are now in the…

Pilot survives Maguindanao plane crash

COTABATO CITY — A malfunctioned engine brought down a crop duster in Ampatuan, Maguindanao Saturday morning. A report from the office of Senior Supt. Ronald Briones, Maguindanao police provincial director, said…

Probe sought on P462-M cocaine found on Siargao, Dinagat shores

SURIGAO CITY [UPDATED] – A lawmaker here has called on law enforcement agencies to look into the 77 cocaine bricks that washed ashore on Dinagat Island and Siargao Island, in Surigao…

Hundreds hired, 2K ex-Hanjin workers apply for BBB jobs

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE – Thousands of applicants got the opportunity to seek their next career, while hundreds were hired on the spot during the second “Build, Build, Build = Jobs,…

Gunman kills 4, hurts 5 in Teresa, Rizal rampage

TERESA, Rizal — Rizal provincial police are in pursuit of a possibly deranged gunman who shot dead four people and wounded five others in a deadly rampage that took place in…

Measles outbreak kills 8, infects 161 in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) has declared on Thursday a measles outbreak in Eastern Visayas as the highly-contagious disease killed eight children and downed 161 others in the…

2 ‘crime syndicate’ members killed in Zambo Sur shootout

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Two alleged members of a crime syndicate were killed during a “stop and frisk” operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said Tuesday.…

Large fishes thrive near Gigantes Island

ILOILO CITY — Large fishes have been spotted near the shore of Carles in Iloilo province’s Gigantes Island based on testimonies of local fishers, as gathered by a team sent by…

2 killed, 3 hurt in Zambo mosque grenade explosion

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Two people were killed while three others were wounded in a grenade explosion shortly after midnight at a mosque in an east coast barangay of this city, police…

Fire-stricken Bataan town now under state of calamity

ORION, Bataan — The municipal government here on Wednesday placed the town under a state of calamity following a huge fire incident that gutted more than 900 houses, affecting more than…

2 drug suspects yield P200-K shabu in Dumaguete hotel raid

DUMAGUETE CITY — Anti-illegal drug operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Dumaguete City and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Oriental have arrested two suspected drug personalities…