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DepEd sets probe on bag-burning incident

  By MERLINA MALIPOT   Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Monday vowed to make the school and the officials involved liable for failing to protect the rights of their students amid the controversial burning of bags incident in a private school in Camarines Sur in Bicol. Briones, in a phone interview stressed that DepEd has […]

  By Mar T. Supnad   PORT OF LAMAO, Bataan – This International sea port in Bataan is buzzing with talks that a number of international oil tankers and drug couriers who are in cahoots with a top Customs official are using the port for illegal activities. In fact, more than a year ago, the […]

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  By Charissa M. Luci-Atienza   Even as he described as a “nightmare” the Xiamen plane mishap that resulted in the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights, the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation cited yesterday the need to create another airport outside Metro Manila to complement and decongest the Ninoy Aquino International […]

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  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) – Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) that reportedly malfunctioned in an attempted attack in front of a department store in Koronadal City on Saturday night. Supt. Benjiel Kirby Bajo, Koronadal City police chief, said the explosive was found inside a luminous green backpack that was left at the […]

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Death toll in India flood jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said yester­day, with losses to infrastruc­ture pegged at some $3 bil­lion.

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Former UN chief Annan dies at age 80

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize lau­reate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of champion­ing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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