Government working to prevent terrorism in PHL

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:00 p.m.

THE Aquino administration is committed to preventing violence and terrorism in the Philippines, a Palace official said Friday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement following the release of the Global and Terrorism Index that ranked the Philippines at ninth place among 162 countries in terms of the level of terrorist activities in the world in 2013.

P20M worth of shabu seized from Chinese national

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:42 p.m.

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents seized on Friday P20 million worth of suspected shabu from a Chinese national in Quezon City, a police official said.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) chief Joel Pagdilao said Jiacheng Shi sold the suspected shabu to a poseur buyer along Masaya Street, corner Maginhawa Street, Barangay Capitol Site, Quezon City.

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 05:24 p.m.

MACAU -- Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

Palace wishes victory for Pacquiao

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:05 p.m.

MALACANANG wished Friday boxing icon Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao good luck when he faces Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao on Sunday.

"Hangad ng buong sambayanan ang tagumpay ng ating Pambansang Kamao, si Congressman MannyPacquiao," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message.

Mercado challenges Binay to a debate

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:49 p.m.

FORMER Makati City vice mayor Ernesto Mercado dared Vice President Jejomar Binay to a face-off at the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing or at any public forum.

In a press statement, Mercado said Friday the debate must be open to the public and must tackle all the issues against them.

All Nippon Airways plane makes emergency landing at NAIA

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:46 p.m.

A JAPANESE jetliner on Friday made an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly after taking off due to a smoke coming out of the cockpit.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that All Nippon Airways flight NH950 with 173 passengers plus an infant, and 10 crew members, safely landed at runway 06/24 at 10:19 a.m. after it took off at 9:54 a.m.

DOJ mum on Mercado's US travel

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:41 p.m.

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) refused to confirm nor deny on Friday a report that former Makati City vice mayor Ernesto Mercado left for the United States three days ago.

Mercado was placed under the DOJ's Witness Protection Program (WPP) after accusing estranged friend and boss, Vice President Jejomar Binay, of corruption and ill-gotten wealth.

De Lima to hold dialogue on Maguindanao massacre case

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:37 p.m.

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima will fly to Maguindanao on Sunday to talk to the families of the victims and witnesses in the gruesome killing of 58 people in the province nearly five years ago.

De Lima confirmed her upcoming travel on Friday as criticisms on the pace of the trial, now on its fourth year, continues to persist.

PHL condemns killing of US aid worker

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:28 p.m.

THE Philippine government joined Friday the international condemnation of the brutal killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State militants.

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the latest killing by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) mirrors uncivilized actions against fellow human beings.

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:24 p.m.

MEXICO CITY -- A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square.

The march late Thursday sought the return of the students from a rural teachers' college. Nov. 20 is usually a day reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution, but Mexicans were in no mood for celebrations.

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