April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on LTFRB exec mulls requiring anti-theft devices on taxis
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — After a series of stolen taxis reported and used for crimes such as rape and robbery, a transport official on Wednesday is looking into the possibility of requiring taxis to install anti-theft devices.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Palace orders abolition of AFP pension fund
By Leslie D. Venzon
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Malacanang has ordered the abolition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Retirement and Separation System (AFP-RSBS) in an effort to curb inefficient public spending.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino visits wake of soldier who died in Basilan clash
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 13 — President Aquino on Wednesday visited the wake of a soldier who died in combat in Basilan last Saturday assuring his family of government support.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops
By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The peace panel of the Philippine Government (GPH) has expressed sympathy to the families of the 18 soldiers who perished during a bloody encounter against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants in Basilan.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino says investigation into deadly Basilan encounter will be conducted
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday personally extended his condolences to the families of the soldiers who perished in an encounter in Basilan last weekend, assuring them that an investigation will be conducted.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Santiago-Marcos tandem visits Iloilo City
ILOILO CITY, April 13 — After being absent in the campaign trail for almost two months, presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago visited Iloilo City, her known bailiwick on Wednesday.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on 3 more ASGs killed in Basilan, bandit death toll now at 27
By Priam F. Nepomuceno
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — In the ongoing operations against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, three more brigands were killed during operations Wednesday morning.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on 2 abducted sawmill workers found beheaded in Lanao Del Sur
By Priam F. Nepomuceno
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Two of the six saw mill workers, earlier abducted by members of the Maute Group, in Butig town, Lanao Del Sur, were found beheaded Tuesday afternoon.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Comelec to allow voters to ask for extra ballot on Election Day
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow voters to have an extra ballots if the initial ballots given to them are rejected by the vote counting machines (VCMs) on May 9.
April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Zambales town mayor for ghost infra projects
MANILA, April 13 — The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former Mayor Teofilo Pantaleon Jr. of Castillejos, Zambales to suffer the penalty of reclusion perpetua after he was convicted of two counts of malversation of public funds through falsification of documents for ghost infrastructure projects in 1997 to 1998.