Ombudsman, COA sign deal for speedy prosecution of cases

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman, COA sign deal for speedy prosecution of cases 

BAGUIO CITY, April 18 – The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) and the Commission on Audit (COA) on Wednesday formed a Joint Investigation Team for speedy prosecution of cases against government officials and employees.

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Five-hour fire razes 3-storey building in Laoag

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Five-hour fire razes 3-storey building in Laoag 

CAMP JUAN, Ilocos Norte, April 18 — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is conducting in-depth probe into the real cause of a fire that razed a three –storey commercial building along Rizal Street in Barangay 18, Laoag City last Sunday.

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4 suspected carjackers killed in predawn encounter in Quezon

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on 4 suspected carjackers killed in predawn encounter in Quezon 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, April 18 – Four suspected carjackers were killed in an encounter with police manning a mobile checkpoint in this city early morning Wednesday.

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Police net three Davao establishments operating illegal call centers

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Police net three Davao establishments operating illegal call centers 

DAVAO CITY, April 18 – Joint elements of the Taiwanese police and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) simultaneously raided on Wednesday afternoon three establishments operating illegal call centers in this city.

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City tourism office eyes choreographers' retraining

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on City tourism office eyes choreographers' retraining 

ILOILO CITY, April 18 – The Iloilo City Tourism Office is planning to conduct a retraining course for all choreographers in the city to produce more choreographers that could be globally competitive.

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PDEA files charges vs 'guns for hire' who tried to rescue Zambo drug ring leader

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on PDEA files charges vs 'guns for hire' who tried to rescue Zambo drug ring leader 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 18 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) filed on Wednesday charges before the city prosecutor's office against six “guns for hire” including three militiamen, who were arrested in a failed rescue of an arrested suspected drug ring leader in this city.

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Mabilog seeks amendments to Iloilo City's anti-barker ordinance

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Mabilog seeks amendments to Iloilo City's anti-barker ordinance 

ILOILO CITY, April 18 –Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog urged the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP)to amend the five-year old anti-barker ordinance following complaints of drivers that the proliferation of jeepney barkers here have tended to become a "nuisance."

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ICPO to verify presence of vigilante groups

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on ICPO to verify presence of vigilante groups 

ILOILO CITY, April 18 – Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has directed SSupt. Marietto Valerio, chief of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), to check, verify and immediately demolish the presence of any vigilante group suspected of conducting summary execution on known criminals.

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Korean diver drowns in Panglao

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Korean diver drowns in Panglao 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 18 – Investigators found no foul play in the drowning of a 29-year-old Korean diver who was found dead some 27 meters underwater Tuesday morning in Panglao, the tourist island across this capital city.

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Zambo anti-crime efforts attain breakthroughs

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Zambo anti-crime efforts attain breakthroughs 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 18 – Combined elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-9) and Zamboanga City Police Office have apprehended several wanted persons involved in illegal drugs, possession of illegal firearms and other crimes during series of raids and operations in the city recently.

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