Police seize cache of firearms in Cebu

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Police seize cache of firearms in Cebu 

MANILA, Aug. 5 – As part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) all-out campaign against loose firearms, police operatives in Central Visayas seized a cache of guns in Danao City in a raid during the week.

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PGMA pays last respects to Cory at Manila Cathedral

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on PGMA pays last respects to Cory at Manila Cathedral 

MANILA, Aug. 5 — Direct from the airport following an official trip to the United States, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo went straight to the wake of the late former President Corazon Aquino at the Manila Cathedral upon arrival early this morning, braving the inclement weather to pay her last respects to the departed democracy icon.

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Man hit by a piece of wood dies

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Man hit by a piece of wood dies 

MANILA, Aug. 5 — A 21-year-old laborer died after he was hit in the head by a falling wood from an old house whose portion gave in on Wedneday morning in Tondo, Manila.

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PGMA plunges back to work with visits to Macabebe, Sasmuan

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on PGMA plunges back to work with visits to Macabebe, Sasmuan 

MANILA, Aug. 5 — A day after arriving from her working visit to the United States, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo plunges back into her usual tight local schedule tomorrow, as she motors to Pampanga for scheduled engagements in Macababe and Sasmuan.

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‘Jolina’ leaves six dead, 3 missing in Western Visayas

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on ‘Jolina’ leaves six dead, 3 missing in Western Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 5 – Strong winds and occasional to frequent rains spawned by Typhoon Jolina have triggered flash floods elsewhere in the country including Western Visayas, leaving six persons dead, three missing and one injured.

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Rizal health workers get hazard pay

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Rizal health workers get hazard pay 

MANILA, Aug. 5 — The provincial government of Rizal is allocating its resources to cover the cost of hazard pays for some 616 medical personnel in the province’s six government hospitals.

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Police seize two truckloads of illegal forest products

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Police seize two truckloads of illegal forest products 

SAN RAFAEL, Bulacan, Aug. 5 — Police intercepted two truckloads of forest products and arrested the drivers along the Cagayan Valley Road in Barangay Sampaloc, here, Tuesday afternoon.

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Militia man slain in front of wife, children

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Militia man slain in front of wife, children 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Aug. 5 – Suspected communist guerillas allegedly murdered on Tuesday night a para-military trooper while inside his home in a remote village in Nabunturan town in Compostela Valley, reports from the 10th Infantry Division said.

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Iloilo churches hold special masses for late Pres. Aquino

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Iloilo churches hold special masses for late Pres. Aquino 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 5 — Special masses spearheaded by the Archdiocese of Jaro were held in various churches in Iloilo City this morning as a special tribute to former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino’s interment in Metro Manila today.

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Military, teachers, civil society groups pay homage to Cory

August 5, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on Military, teachers, civil society groups pay homage to Cory 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 5 -– Soldiers, teachers and civil society groups here paid homage to former president Corazon Aquino who was buried beside her assassinated husband, Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr. on Wednesday.

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