PDEA agents nab shabu-sniffing village chair, rookie cop in Cotabato City

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on PDEA agents nab shabu-sniffing village chair, rookie cop in Cotabato City 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — Anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) arrested a village chief, a rookie policeman and another person in a shabu session in Cotabato City over the weekend, PDEA said Monday.

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Police hunt down three more suspects in Puerto Princesa City massacre

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Police hunt down three more suspects in Puerto Princesa City massacre 

MANILA, Aug. 16 – Government authorities have already given out half of the P500,000 reward offered for the arrest of the suspect in the Puerto Princesa City massacre on Aug. 9.

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Gunmen seize Fil-Chinese trader in Cotabato

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Gunmen seize Fil-Chinese trader in Cotabato 

COTABATO CITY Aug. 16 -– Heavily armed suspects in fatigue uniforms on Monday seized a Filipino-Chinese trader while he was about to close shop in the city.

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Soldier-turned-NPA rebel surrenders

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Soldier-turned-NPA rebel surrenders 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 16 – A disgruntled Philippine Army soldier-turned-Communist rebel and who held a top rank position in the New People’s Army in northern Negros over the last two years has surrendered to authorities recently with a vow to seek justice for the death of his uncle.

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Valencia mayor intercedes with Ticala residents to move to safer ground

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Valencia mayor intercedes with Ticala residents to move to safer ground 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 16 – Mayor Ricky Gonzalez of Valencia, Negros Oriental has assured that he will continue to dialogue with residents in a small community in the sub-village of Ticala to relocate to safer grounds amid the dangers of continual exposure to a naturally expanding thermal vent.

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Military to deploy more personnel during 'Kadayawan sa Dabaw' celebration

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Military to deploy more personnel during 'Kadayawan sa Dabaw' celebration 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 16 — More troops will be deployed in Davao City for the "Kadayawan sa Dabaw" weeklong festival celebrations, according to Major General Jorge Segovia, commander of the 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.

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Smart subscribers cautioned against hoax text calls, messages

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Smart subscribers cautioned against hoax text calls, messages 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 16 — Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)) has warned anew the public against hoax text messages that ask subscribers for airtime load, money or personal information.

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Suspected NPA rebels open fire at military detachment

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Suspected NPA rebels open fire at military detachment 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 16 – A small band of suspected New People’s Army rebels opened fire at a military detachment in Nahandig, Zamboanguita town in southern Negros Oriental at daybreak Sunday.

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Ilonggo solon takes chairmanship of House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Ilonggo solon takes chairmanship of House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 17 – Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry P. Trenas was given the chairmanship of the Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability that will soon take the lead in investigating major issues such as salaries afforded to government-owned and control corporations (GOCCs) and other questionable projects.

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Marina: All Ro-Ro vessels in WV are sea worthy

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Marina: All Ro-Ro vessels in WV are sea worthy 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 17 –- As part of the nationwide inspection of roll-on-roll-off vessels (RoRo), the Maritime Regional Office 6 here has conducted inspections on the 15 RoRo vessels that dock in the ports of Western Visayas.

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