PNP anticipates better peace and order in NCR

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on PNP anticipates better peace and order in NCR 

By Catherine Tebes

MANILA, Aug. 18 -– The Philippine National Police expects its anti-crime efforts to soon improve peace and order in the National Capital Region.

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Palace renews commitment to bring perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre to justice

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Palace renews commitment to bring perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre to justice 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Malacanang remains committed to bring the perpetrators of the Maguindanao massacre to justice as the country marks 1,000 days of the killings in November 2009.

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Taiwanese national held for carrying illegal drugs at NAIA-3

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Taiwanese national held for carrying illegal drugs at NAIA-3 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – A Taiwanese national was detained by law enforcers for attempting to smuggle a still undetermined amount of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and marijuana at the Ninoy Aquino International (NAIA) Terminal 3 Saturday.

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Cessna plane carrying Robredo missing

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Cessna plane carrying Robredo missing 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 18 – A Cessna light plane carrying Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo and two others is now the object of search and rescue mission after disappearing off the coast of Masbate Saturday afternoon.

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Robredo, pilots of ill-fated Cessna plane remain missing off Masbate Bay

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Robredo, pilots of ill-fated Cessna plane remain missing off Masbate Bay 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 18 – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Saturday confirmed that the Cessna 172 light plane transporting Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo has crashed off Masbate Bay.

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US warship in PHL for 4-day goodwill visit

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on US warship in PHL for 4-day goodwill visit 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 18 -– A United States guided missile destroyer ship is in the country for a four-day goodwill visit, the US Embassy in Manila said Saturday.

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Roxas appeals for prayer for missing Robredo, two others

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Roxas appeals for prayer for missing Robredo, two others 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas appealed for prayer for the missing Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jessie Robredo who was on board a light plane that crashed in the sea off Masbate City Saturday afternoon.

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(Update)Eyewitness describes how Robredo’s plane crashed into the sea

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· 1 Comment 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 18 –- An eyewitness described how the plane carrying Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and three others plunged into the sea of Masbate City Saturday afternoon.

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Green groups join the fray, say passage of FOI bill good for Mother Earth

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Green groups join the fray, say passage of FOI bill good for Mother Earth 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Environmental groups have joined the fray to have the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill enacted by the 15th Congress.

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Rainy in Northern and Central Luzon due to ALPA, MM will be fair– PAGASA

August 19, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Rainy in Northern and Central Luzon due to ALPA, MM will be fair– PAGASA 

MANILA,Aug.19– The active low pressure area (ALPA) spotted in Cagayan will bring rain in Northern and Central Luzon,but the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will experience fair weather, the state weather bureau said on Sunday.

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