Pinoy peacekeepers well-armed, still holding position

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The situation involving 75 Filipino peacekeepers deployed to conflict-racked Golan Heights remained "stable" as the soldiers still hold their positions despite being surrounded by Syrian anti-government forces.

Pastor wife, 2 others in lookout list

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of the wife of slain champion car racer Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor and two other individuals linked to his murder.

Covered by the lookout bulletin issued by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday were Daliah Guerrero-Pastor, Domingo de Guzman III and Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel.

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

BILBAO, Spain -- Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the US will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

But he's not here. Neither are Spurs teammates Tony Parker of France and Manu Ginobili of Argentina. They're all sitting this one out. Plenty of big names remain, from Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving with the Americans to Spain's Gasol brothers.

Aquino hits Noli de Castro

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 05:24 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III slammed Friday former Vice President Noli de Castro who continued to criticize his administration despite the reforms that his government has been implementing.

In a speech in Oriental Mindoro, Aquino did not mention De Castro's name, but he was apparently referring to the former vice president.

Roxas: LP not engaged in politicking

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 04:58 p.m.

THE ruling Liberal Party (LP) was not engaged in politicking as its members were focused on governance, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Friday.

Ex-Davao Sur guv to face murder rap

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 04:45 p.m.

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the filing of a murder case against former Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas and three others for killing journalist Nestor Bedolido Sr. four years ago.

Set to face the same case as well before the Digos City Regional Trial Court branch 19 are Matanao, Davao del Sur Mayor Vicente "Butch" Fernandez, Ali Ordaneza and Bado Sanchez based on the resolution signed by the Justice chief on August 26.

Bilibid officials, guards face admin raps

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:58 p.m.

TEN individuals led by relieved New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Superintendent Fajardo Lansangan were administratively charged at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the unauthorized outside hospitalization of convicted drug lord Ricardo Camata from May 28 to June 2.

Lansangan was charged with grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service after Justice Secretary Leila de Lima approved the fact-finding report prepared by a panel chaired by Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III.

Filipino sentenced to death in Vietnam

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:54 p.m.

HANOI, Vietnam -- A Filipino was sentenced to death by a court in this foreign city for cocaine trafficking, the state media reported.

According to the Law and Society newspaper, Emmanuel Sillo Camacho, 39, was convicted of trafficking 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam at a one-day trial Thursday.

Coast Guard men seek homicide case dismissal

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:37 p.m.

EIGHT members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recently told a Batanes court that they cannot be held on trial for homicide due to the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in May last year.

In a motion to quash, the Coast Guard men said there is no proof to show that Hung shih-cheng is dead.

Missing teen found dead

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 02:31 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- The body of a missing 15-year-old boy (earlier reported as 16 years old) was found floating on the shores of Sitio Mahayahay Dos in the village of Pasil in this city around 6 a.m. Friday.

Rowen Abellaneda, of Sawang Calero village, was reported missing after he had gone swimming with his five classmates on Thursday.

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