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By Marlon Ramos
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) distanced themselves, on Sunday, from the reported negotiations and payment of a P4-million ransom for the freedom of Australian Warren Richard Rodwell, who was released by his Abu Sayyaf captors on Saturday.
By Julie Alipala
Kidnappers have released the two Filipino crew members of Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, just as reports surfaced that members of the Moro National Liberation Front have clashed with Abu Sayyaf in its bid to pressure the bandit group into releasing more of their captives.
By Dennis Jay Santos
Seventy-eight Taiwanese nationals, most of them young males and females, were arrested by Philippine and Taiwan police in a series of raids here Wednesday afternoon.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The United States government has launched a comprehensive economic development program involving the pilot cities of Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Batangas.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is seeking to expand a proposed 4-kilometer no fly zone around the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 13 kilometers, the accepted standard worldwide, a MIAA official said Tuesday.
Nearly a day after it started, the standoff in Compostela town ended with assurances from Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo that he will look into and push the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to resolve the election dispute that deprived the town not only of its mayor but its elected council as well. The [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus
, Jhunnex Napallacan
A day after its resolution, charges are being readied against both the municipal police and four followers of Mayor-elect Joel Quiño in relation to last Wednesday’s municipal hall takeover in Compostela town, northern Cebu. Senior Insp. Rodrigo Giangan, Compostela municipal police chief, said criminal charges may be filed against the four identified Quiño supporters who [...]
By Doris C. Bongcac
, Fatrick Tabada
CEBU City Hall will cover the costs of additional stairs and emergency exits for the city’s school buildings, though it will do so gradually since their budget is still insufficient. Cebu City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young said it is in the city government’s plans to add more stairs and emergency exits since the school [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus
Blasted fish worth an estimated P110,000 were confiscated by Cebu province’s Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force yesterday. About 11 a.m., members of the task force intercepted a four-wheel Elf truck loaded with boxes of blasted fishes in barangay Cotcot, Liloan town, northeastern Cebu. A total of 44 boxes of a variety of toloy and tamban (Sardinella [...]
By Fatrick Tabada
CEBU CITY Health Department (CHD) head Dr. Stella Ygoña yesterday said the bulk of their P2 million program to fight HIV-AIDS will be spent on an information drive against the incurable disease, counseling patients and testing individuals at risk. “By this, we will have to empower them through campaigns about what is HIV and how [...]
It had been over a year since the latest elections and thus it came as no surprise that followers of Compostela Mayor-elect Joel Quiño held a rally to denounce the delayed resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on the election protest case against him and his council. What was disconcerting were reports that Quiño [...]
CEBU City Hall and Capitol officials led by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia met one another to discuss talking points on issues ranging from the 93-1 lot and the Fuente Osmeña Rotunda ownership disputes. “Lami itrabaho og dili mag-away; dili magsige og kiniha-ay (It’s nice to work without conflicts; we need not file charges against each [...]