NBI raids Bilibid anew

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 06:14 p.m.

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) returned Friday to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City and seized more items from the possession of high-profile detainees inside the maximum-security compound.

Government forces demolished the "villas" constructed by high-profile convicted drug lords and robbery gang leaders and seized an assortment of prohibited stuff hidden in the ceiling of the "kubols" previously used by Arman Agojo, Vicente Sy, Eugene Chua and Benjamin Marcelo.

Aquino accepts Ona's resignation

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 06:02 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of embattled Health Secretary Enrique Ona, a Palace official said Friday.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in a statement said that Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. informed Ona that the President has accepted his resignation effective Friday.

Aquino to youth: Don’t just make selfie, play Clash of Clans

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 05:41 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged Friday the youth to use the modern technology to ensure that the reforms that his administration has instituted will continue instead of just doing selfie and play games on the Internet.

Aquino made the call during the Youth Summit 2014 organized by the Jesus is Lord (JIL) movement and was held in Quezon City.

No arraignment yet for Pemberton

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 05:02 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The United States Marine charged with murder of a Filipino transgender appeared before the court in Olongapo City but his arraignment did not push through Friday.

CAAP: NAIA, Tacloban airports no fly zone during Pope’s visit

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 04:51 p.m.

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Friday that flight operation in two airports would be limited when Pope Francis visits the country in January next year.

On January 15, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) primary runway 06/24 and secondary runway 13/31 will be closed for all arriving flights while departing flights will be allowed to operate from 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., CAAP said.

Estrada to spend Christmas in jail

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:54 p.m.

THE Sandiganbayan fifth division rejected Friday the request of detained Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada to leave Camp Crame on Christmas and New Year.

In a four-page position paper, the prosecution said granting the request of detained senator "would unduly create an impression on the public that Estrada, being a high ranking public official, is a favor detainee over and above other similarly situated detainees."

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:12 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

8 children killed in Australia home

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:51 p.m.

SYDNEY -- Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.

Mayon alert status lowered

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:23 a.m.

MANILA -- State seismologists lowered Friday the alert status of Mayon volcano in Albay province from 3 to 2 due to a decline in its "overall activity."

No arraignment yet for Pemberton

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:48 a.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The United States Marine charged with murder of a Filipino transgender appeared before the court in Olongapo City but his arraignment did not push through Friday.

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