P5.2-M worth of shabu intercepted in Iligan City

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 04:17 p.m.

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has intercepted P5.2-million worth of suspected shabu shipped through a known courier service to Iligan City and arrested the consignee, official said Friday.

PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the consignee as Asliah Sambitory, 23, from Bubong Masurot, Bubong, Lanao del Sur.

LPA to dissipate within 24 hours

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:05 p.m.

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours, but will continue to bring light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over Davao and Caraga regions, Eastern Visayas and Misamis Oriental.

In its bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 4 a.m. Friday, the LPA was located at 560 kilometers (km) east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Lawyer expects more efforts to 'discredit' Vhong Navarro

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:59 p.m.

THE camp of actor-television host Vhong Navarro said it will remain vigilant following the filing of serious illegal detention and grave coercion cases against Cedric Lee and six others who mauled him at a condominium unit last January.

“He (Navarro) is keenly aware that this initial victory is not only for him but for other victims of crimes, against those who think themselves above the law. But while we are happy, we remain vigilant,” said lawyer Alma Mallonga in a text message to Sun.Star on Thursday night.

18 troops hurt in Basilan clash

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:57 p.m.

ZAMBOANGA (Updated) – At least 18 soldiers were wounded in two successive clashes against the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the hinterlands of Basilan province, military officials said Friday.

FDA warns of illegal cooking oil, sugar products

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:53 p.m.

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday cautioned the public against purchasing cooking oil and sugar products that are illegally being sold in the market.

According to FDA Advisory 2014-027, it found 11 cooking oil and sugar products being repacked and illegally distributed by Authority Trading Corp. (ATC) in Valenzuela City.

Lawyers oppose disclosure of service fees

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:59 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), the mandatory association for lawyers in the country, has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify a government regulation requiring doctors, lawyers and self-employed individuals to publicly disclose their professional fees and the identities of their clients.

Astronomers spot first possible 'exomoon'

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:45 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- An international team of astronomers said Thursday they may have spotted the first "exomoon," or a moon orbiting a planet that lies outside the solar system.

But the object could also be a huge planet orbiting a small faint star, the team reported in the Astrophysical Journal.

Child bride forced to marry poisons groom

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 02:33 a.m.

KANO, Nigeria — A child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed a groom and three of his friends with a poisoned meal, police said Thursday.

Fourteen-year-old Wasila Umaru was married last week to 35-year-old Umaru Sani, according to assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia.

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:03 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

The breakdown revealed this week affects a widely used encryption technology that is supposed to protect online accounts for a variety of online communications and electronic commerce.

EU lifts ban vs Cebu Pacific

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 06:46 p.m.

AFTER getting an upgrade from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Philippine aviation status, the European Union has removed Cebu Pacific from the list of airlines banned from operating in its member countries.

This was announced in a press conference on Thursday at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) by Dr. Julian Vassallo, Chargé d' Affaires of the Delegation of the EU to the Philippines.

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