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 Timely information and enhanced capability led to a quick response and the early rescue of a kidnap victim taken by the Abu Sayyaf group near Basilan, the Western Mindanao Command said.

According to reports from the Jolo Police Station, the attacker was a suspected burglar who threw the grenade to escape pursuing police personnel in the area.

The captain of a tugboat taken by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in the waters off Basilan was rescued yesterday.

Metro Manila

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MANILA, Philippines -  A homeless man stood motionless for a few minutes near the railroad crossing along Tayuman street in Manila before lying down on the tracks just as a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train approached yesterday morning.

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Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa will present almost 400 cops from National Capital Region Police Office who have committed "minor offenses" to President Rodrigo Duterte. AP file photo

Luzon

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By Elizabeth Marcelo | Updated March 26, 2017 - 12:00am

The mayor of Anda town in Pangasinan has been cleared of graft in connection with the lease of heavy equipment.

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Jordan Averilla Boringot was a senior high school teacher at Tabaco National High School in Tabaco, Albay. Bicol Standard

Visayas

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Some drug lords in the Negros Island Region have signified their intention to surrender, Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, regional police director, said yesterday.

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Albuera town mayor Rolando Espinosa was arrested after a warrant of arrest was issued on Wednesday. PNP PIO/Released, file

Mindanao

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 Timely information and enhanced capability led to a quick response and the early rescue of a kidnap victim taken by the Abu Sayyaf group near Basilan, the Western Mindanao Command said.

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More than a thousand joined Saturday's fun run in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao local officials organized to show community support to Malacañang’s anti-narcotics campaign. Philstar.com/John Unson