Tanod hurt in grenade blast

BANGUED, Abra – A barangay tanod was injured here last week when two men riding in tandem reportedly threw a hand grenade at the gate of the residence of the village where he was at that time. Police identified the victim as Romeo A. Bicera, 43, married who at the time was sleeping at the [...]

Mayor’s son wanted for shooting councilor

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – A son of a Cagayan mayor is now the subject of a manhunt for allegedly shooting a councilor of Gonzaga town. Senior Insp. Santos Tecbobolan Jr., chief of police of Gonzaga where the incident reportedly took place, identified the suspect as Jay Pentecostes, a son of Mayor Carlito Pentecostes. The young [...]

Tuguegarao City police chief sacked over slays

TUGUEGARAO CITY – The police chief here has been stripped of his post amid a number of unsolved crimes, including the recent killing of a local Liberal Party executive. Supt. Madzgani Mukaram has been designated as officer-in-charge of the city police, replacing Supt. Pedro Martirez, whose relief came following a reported P1-million robbery-holdup in a [...]

MPSPC prexy probe on; classes suspended

BONTOC, Mountain Province — Classes here remain suspended while investigation on a number of complaints from students, faculty and the alumni against state college president Dr Nieves Dacyon was conducted by the Commission on Higher Education here July 13 and 14. The probe led by CHED director Freddie Bernal interviewed students, faculty, alumni, finance and [...]

Baguio execs: No to loterya ng bayan Jueteng on in northern Luzon despite DOJ order

BAGUIO CITY – Jueteng operations here and in most parts of northern Luzon are still on despite an order of Justice Sec. Leila De Lima to stop jai alai games which had been used by jueteng operators as pretext to solicit bets for the illegal numbers game. In this summer capital, sources, who had been [...]

What if China attacked Spratlys?

The debate on China’s territorial claim of the entire South China Sea has recently taken center stage in world geopolitics among the other five claimants, particularly the Philippines and the United States. In fact, the United States’ entry into the fray stirred China and caused her to issue warnings to the United States to stay [...]

Mayor seeks help to save Banaue rice terraces

BANUAE, Ifugao — The mayor of this tourist town is seeking the help of the national government and international community for the preservation of the famed but endangered Banaue rice terraces to boost the tourism industry that had placed the province in the map of most preferred places worldwide. ”We need the help of the [...]

Operations ‘toned down’ before SONA: Northern Luzon jueteng lords defy Aquino order

BAGUIO CITY– Jueteng operations are still ongoing in this tourism resort city, Benguet province and other parts of northern Luzon despite a directive of President Aquino to stop the illegal numbers game even as some operations were ‘toned down” at press time reportedly in anticipation of the State of the Nation Address of the President [...]

Ifugao fishkill caused by sulfur

LAGAWE, Ifugao — High sulfur concentration in the water caused the fish kill in low-lying towns of this province last week which resulted in losses amounting to P30 million. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources bared this after their probe results of several laboratory tests of water samples taken from the affected fish ponds [...]

Former Kalinga town vice mayor shot dead

TABUK CITY, Kalinga– A former Kalinga town vice mayor was shot dead here Wednesday evening but police ruled out politics saying he was accidentally killed for trying to mediate a verbal shouting match between two hot heads. Chief Insp. Bobby Glen Ganipac Tabuk police head said former Tanudan town vice mayor Gilbert Anganay was trying [...]