Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 06:36 p.m.
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have seized six people, including a security agency manager and a child, in the province of Davao del Norte, a military official reported Tuesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza, Army’s 10th Infantry Division spokesman, said the incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday at Orange Valley Subdivision in Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 06:23 p.m.
MANILA -- A former official of an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture will spend between six months and more than two years in jail for tampering with meal receipts in 2000, the Office of the Ombudsman said Tuesday.
Raul Montemayor, ex-chairman of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), was also ordered by Sandiganbayan Third Division to pay a fine of P9,000 for being guilty of three counts of falsification of public document under the Revised Penal Code.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 05:41 p.m.
MANILA -- The Philippines government has protested the latest Chinese incursions in Ayungin Shoal in the disputed West Philippine Sea and asked Beijing to respect Manila's sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its continental shelf, including waters around the shoal.
Raul Hernandez, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman, said on Tuesday that the protest was filed against China on May 10.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 05:05 p.m.
MANILA -- A 19-year-old man shot in front of an Iglesia ni Cristo Church in Quezon City on Monday night died at a hospital several hours later, police said.
John Desiree Reyes, a resident of Bahay Caridad, Barangay Dona Imelda, Quezon City, was found with gunshot wound by responding village authorities around 10 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 04:55 p.m.
BANGKOK -- Asian stock markets fell Tuesday as investors waited for the US Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
The Fed is conducting its third round of massive bond purchases known as quantitative easing to help drive down interest rates and spur lending. But recently improving data on the US economy has led to speculation that the Fed might consider scaling back the program or winding it down earlier than expected.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 04:39 p.m.
DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd)-Central Visayas Director Carmelita Dulangon said Tuesday that the “Brigada Eskwela” or the National Schools Maintenance Week will be extended in Metro Cebu until the last week of May this year.
The brigada was originally scheduled from May 20 to 25, but Dulangon said in a radio interview that there are still lots of cleaning, repainting and repairing to be done to complete the preparation of school facilities in the metro.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 04:39 p.m.
MANILA -- A unit commander of the communist New People's Army (NPA), wanted by a local criminal court for multiple counts of murder and robbery, surrendered to police authorities last Sunday.
In a statement released Monday, provincial police chief Froilan Perez identified the rebel leader as Benigno Conggas Cagwayan, 48, who used the aliases Dukang, Mel, and Garcia.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 03:35 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III rejected Tuesday proposal to postpone the scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October this year.
The Chief Executive, in an interview in Cavite where he attended the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, said he would only favor the postponement of the October polls if there were good reasons to do so.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 02:18 p.m.
MANILA (2nd Update, 2:18 p.m.) -- The foreign affairs department in Chicago assured Tuesday that no Filipino casualty was reported when a tornado roared through Oklahoma City, killing 51 people.
A monstrous tornado at least 800 meters wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 320 kph.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 01:16 p.m.
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- Taiwanese, who are bound for Boracay resort island, have started cancelling their hotel reservations causing worry to the stakeholders.
Percy Malonesio, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA), announced Tuesday that several airline companies had notified cancellation of flights to and from Taiwan beginning May 22.