Pres. Duterte recognizes 14 soldiers injured in mine explosion

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday awarded the Wounded Personnel Medal to 14 soldiers who were injured in a landmine explosion during a pursuit and clearing operation against…

PDEA-NIR agents seize PhP500,000 worth of marijuana in Bacolod buy-bust

BACOLOD CITY — Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Island Region (PDEA-NIR) seized PhP500,000 worth of marijuana leaves in a buy-bust late Wednesday at the southbound terminal in this city.…

Gunmen ambush passenger bus in Zamboanga, 8 wounded

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities have further strengthened security while troops were deployed to track down the gunmen who ambushed a passenger bus that injured eight people in this city. The…

Surigao quake damage cost initially estimated to be nearing Php700M

BUTUAN CITY — The initial estimated damage of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake which hit Surigao del Norte and Surigao City on Friday evening has now reached almost Php700 million. The…

NPAs seize militiaman in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY –- A member of the Special Civilian Armed Auxiliary (SCAA) was seized by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a checkpoint set up by more or less 30…

PNP’s intensified anti-illegal gambling drive nets 9 in Central Luzon

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Nine persons were arrested by police authorities following a series of anti-illegal gambling operations in different provinces of Central Luzon. Police Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, Police…

Magnitude 3.7 quake hits Cotabato City, environs after Surigao Norte powerful tremor

COTABATO CITY — A magnitude 3.7 quake hits Cotabato City and its environs Saturday afternoon hours after a strong earthquake hit Surigao provinces, the state volcanology office said. The tremor,…

‘State of calamity’ declared in Surigao del Norte province, city

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A state of calamity has been declared in the province of Surigao del Norte and the city of Surigao following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake Friday night,…

Army’s 7ID open to dialogue with rebels but ready to protect people

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City –The Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division (7ID) which holds jurisdiction over Central and portions of north Luzon keeps its table open for dialogue with “local…

PHP126-M tilapia destroyed in Lake Sebu fish kill; state of calamity declared

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Officials of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have placed the entire area under the state of calamity due to a recent massive fish kill that…

CIDG takes custody of NDFP consultant, 2 others arrested by TF Davao

DAVAO CITY — A consultant of the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP) and two of his companions are now under the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group…

HTI fire victim dies due to severe burns at hospital

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite — One of the victims in the fire tragedy that struck the House Technologies (HTI) succumbed due to severe burns on Saturday evening after confinement for…