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Tarlac bans noisy motorbikes

TARLAC CITY – The city government has advised tricycle and motorcycle drivers to strictly follow an ordinance that bans noisy motorists. The ordinance, which took effect earlier this year, mandates all operators and drivers to install mufflers or silencers on their vehicles to prevent noise pollution in the provincial capital. “This undertaking is essential in minimizing noise pollution in our... 

2 soldiers, woman slain

GUMACA, Quezon – Two soldiers and their lady friend were killed when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels shot them Tuesday night inside a nipa hut in Barangay San Vicente, this town. Police identified the fatalities as Pfcs. Christopher Antonio Dingle, 32; Alpasain Ahamil Ikan, 32, both members of the Army’s 85th Infantry Battalion (85IB); and a certain Rosalie B. Brilliantes, 46, an employee... 

2 Army troopers shot dead

Two newly enlisted Army troopers, one of them celebrating his 23rd birthday, were shot dead by suspected members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fights (BIFF) in Poblacion, Datu Piang town, Maguindanao, the military said yesterday. Col. Dickson Hermoso, 6th Infantry Division (6ID) spokesman, identified the victims as Privates Rex P. Limpahan and Edward Nick L. Baes, 24. Hermoso said that the two, both... 

8 ‘Acetylene Gang’ members fall

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Security forces arrested Tuesday eight suspected members of “Acetylene Gang” at a police checkpoint in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. Police identified the suspects as Elvis Lawe, 52, a resident of Quirino province; Jonathan Cabradilla, 31, of Baguio City; Christopher Tayao, 23, of Quirino, Ilocos Sur; Palog Apalet, 43, of Sigay, Ilocos Sur; Allan Dawan and Rodolfo Nasapne,... 

2 men dead on same street

Two men were killed on the same street in Manila last Tuesday. Police identified the victims as Francisco Allita and Francis Santosidad, both 33. They were shot dead in separate incidents at the corner of Mabuhay and Matiisin Streets in Tondo.  Read More »

Surveys and the next elections

AS expected, following the Senate Blue Ribbon investigation on the allegedly overpriced Makati building, Vice President Jejomar Binay dropped 10 points from 41 percent in the June survey of Pulse Asia to 31 percent in the September survey. But he continued to enjoy a big lead with 31 percent. His closest rivals were Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government who had 13 percent... 

PAL flies to New York in March

Philippine Airlines is flying to New York City on March 15, 2015, marking the carrier’s much-awaited network expansion to the US East Coast. In announcing the New York service, PAL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lucio C. Tan said, “This auspicious start of regular flights to New York will coincide with PAL’s 74th founding anniversary.”  Read More »

‘Blood moon’ next week

A “blood moon” will be seen in the country on October 8. According to Jose Mendoza, chief of the Astronomical Publication Unit of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the eclipse is best viewed between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Read More »

Man convicted of killing his wife with nicotine

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994. Jurors in Orange County Superior Court found Paul Curry, 57, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his then-50-year-old wife, Linda, a district attorney’s statement said.  Read More »

Foreign maids in HK get $100 wage hike

As thousands of pro-democracy protesters continue to fill the streets of Hong Kong, foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in the territory, nearly half of them Filipinos, quietly celebrate after the government announced a 2.5 percent increase or HK$100 (P579) in their Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) from HK$4,010 to HK$4,110 (roughly P24,000) per month.  Read More »