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5 ex-cops in Jemboy slay freed
by Mark Ernest Villeza - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Five of six former Navotas policemen involved in the killing of Jemboy Baltazar were released from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig on Wednesday.
Jemboy slay: Ex-cop gets 4 years for homicide
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
A Navotas court has found only one of six former police officers guilty in the killing of 17-year-old Jemboy Baltazar in August 2023, and only for the lesser crime of homicide.
PNP appeals for calm amid bomb threats
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police yesterday appealed to the public to remain calm when dealing with bomb threats.
Cops to go after water pilferers
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
As the El Niño phenomenon continues to affect the country, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. has ordered PNP units to intensify their operations against water pilferage.
Malabon fishermen get 20 boats from BFAR, DOLE
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Members of four fisherfolk groups in Malabon yesterday received 20 motorized boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources as well as the Department of Labor and Employment.
Acorda orders inspection of PNP uniform suppliers
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
A robbery incident involving men in police uniform in Koronadal, South Cotabato has prompted Philippine National Police chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda to order an inspection of establishments supplying PNP uniforms and...
Fire hits commercial building
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
A fire broke out at a commercial building along Malingap street in Barangay Teachers’ Village East in Diliman, Quezon City on Saturday night.
Fire hits Caloocan
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
At least two houses were destroyed in a fire at the intersection of Papaya and Republika streets in Caloocan City before dawn yesterday.
700 UST alumni sign petition vs campus repression
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Over 700 University of Santo Tomas alumni yesterday signed a petition calling on the UST administration for accountability and to end campus repression.
Valenzuela police’s Facebook page hacked
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The official Facebook page of the Valenzuela City police was hacked, city police chief Col. Salvador Destura announced yesterday.
UST draws flak for censoring photo
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
A lawmaker and various groups criticized the University of Santo Tomas, particularly UST’s Office of Student Affairs, for its move to censor the school’s online campus media organization over a photo...
8,500 cops to secure EDSA rites
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
At least 8,500 police officers will be deployed to secure the commemoration of the 38th EDSA people power revolt, the Philippine National Police announced yesterday.
6 nabbed for illegal quarrying
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested six men for alleged involvement in illegal quarry operations in Hermosa, Bataan.
2 hurt in Marikina fire
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
At least two people were injured in a fire that broke out at a residential area in Barangay Tumana, Marikina yesterday morning.
BOC still looking for ‘viral’ sports car
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs is still searching for one of two luxury sports cars that had gone viral after being spotted speeding along Metro Manila’s roads, an official said yesterday.
Floating barrier spotted in Bajo de Masinloc
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Floating barriers have reappeared around Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, apparently placed by the Chinese to keep Filipino fishing boats and support vessels out of the rich fishing grounds, the Philippine Coast Guard...
BFAR: Foreign fishers using cyanide in Bajo de Masinloc
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Chinese and Vietnamese fishermen were reportedly destroying corals and marine resources in Bajo de Masinloc (Panatag Shoal) by using cyanide to catch fish, the Bureau of Fish and Aquatic Resources said yesterda...
El Niño to scorch Metro Manila, North Luzon
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The country is expected to sizzle in the coming weeks with temperatures rising to as high as 40 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila and Northern Luzon due to the impact of the El Niño phenomenon.
Over 1,000 couples tie knot in Caloocan, Valenzuela
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Over 1,000 couples got married during a mass wedding organized by the local government of Caloocan on Wednesday as part of its 62nd cityhood anniversary.
From ‘Batibot’ to ‘Firefly’: Augie Rivera is championing children’s stories and sensitive issues
by Mark Ernest Villeza - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
In the realm of children’s literature and television, few names shine as brightly as Augusto Rivera, known as Augie by his colleagues and readers.
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