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Police ready for Oct. 1 Boracay opening

Police ready for Oct. 1 Boracay opening

  BY AARON RECUENCO     Police forces in Western Visayas have started conducting a dry run of security and health safety measures that would be implemented for the reopening of the world famous Boracay Island for local tourists on October 1. Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, director of the Western Visayas regional police, said the […]

LTO chief in Central Visayas accused of extortion

  BY GENALYN KABILING     A Land Transportation Office (LTO) regional officer has been accused of extorting money from motorcycle dealers in Cebu province to facilitate vehicle registrations, presidential spokesman Harry Roque bared Tuesday. Roque said he was referring to Victor Caindec, regional director of LTO in Central Visayas, as the official linked to […]

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Gov’t troops running after bomb suspect seizes ASG lair in Sulu

  BY MARTIN A. SADONGDONG     Government troops running after Mundi Sawadjaan, a bomb expert tagged in the deadly twin blasts in Indanan town last month, successfully overran a harbor site of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu on Tuesday. Brigadier General William Gonzales, commander of Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu, said elements […]

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P600K bounty for capture of Fil-Am’s kidnapper

  BY NONOY E. LACSON     ZAMBOANGA CITY – The local government of Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte is offering P600,000 for the capture “dead or alive” of a kidnap-for-ransom gang leader tagged in the abduction of Fil-American Rex Susulan Triplet on Sept. 16. Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte Mayor Gamar A. Janihim said his government […]

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Wounded NPA officer captured in Misamis Oriental gunbattle

    BUTUAN CITY – A wounded New People’s Army (NPA) squad commander was captured while high-powered rifles and ammunition were seized during a series of encounters between government forces and the communist insurgents in the hinterlands of Kalahaan area, Barangay Minalwang, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Sunday. Troops of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion were still pursuing […]

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US donates 5,000 hygiene kits, 16 handwashing stations to Manila to fight COVID

BY ROY C. MABASA     The United States government donated Thursday 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations to the city government of Manila to augment its campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim personally visited the Del Pan Quarantine Facility in Tondo and handed over the donation to […]

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