By Julie S. Alipala
German hostage Viktor Stefan Okonek, who has been threatened with decapitation, said in an interview arranged by the Abu Sayyaf Group with a local radio station here on Wednesday that he had been shoved into a pit where he is to be buried on Friday if the Philippine and German governments do not give in to the terrorists’ demands by then.
By JB R. Deveza
Two Swiss nationals were shot and killed by at least two assailants Sunday afternoon at a beach resort in nearby Opol town, police said.
By Judy Quiros
The complaint filed by the estranged wife of sacked Davao City police chief Vicente Danao could be dismissed unless she comes home to testify personally against her husband, according to the head of the Internal Affairs Services of the Southern Mindanao police regional command.
Citizens’ groups here have begun planning a class suit against Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. for his alleged role in building an illegal road inside a watershed that led to the pollution of a water source of the city.
By Armand Galang
Twenty-one people, including a South Korean and a five-month-old boy, were injured when a Dingalan-bound bus fell down a 20-foot-deep ravine in Barangay (village) Caragsacan, Dingalan, in Aurora province on Tuesday night, police said.