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Trader gunned down

CAMP JUAN, Ilocos Norte – A palay trader was killed while his wife and their child were unhurt when they were shot by unidentified motorcycle-riding armed men in Barangay Pacifico, Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Wednesday afternoon. Senior Inspector Arnel Tabaog, Marcos town chief of police, identified the victim as Jerson Bumanglag, 34, of Barangay Escoda, Marcos town. More articles: Fatal motorcycle ride... 

2 farmers die in well

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – A father and his son-in-law die of suffocation Tuesday when they were trapped in a 17-meter deep well in Barangay Andarayan, Delfin Albano, Isabela province. Senior Inspector Roberto Guiyab, town chief of police, identified the fatalities as Rudy Gantala, 47, and his son-in-law, Renato Mallari, 20, both farmers residing in Barangay Andarayan, Delfin Albano town. More articles: Lightning... 

P6.7-M shabu

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Operatives of the Police Regional Office-12 seized recently a kilo of shabu worth P6.7 million from three suspected big-time drug syndicate members at a police checkpoint in Cotabato City. Chief Supt. Lester Camba, PRO- 12 director, said the suspects – Tato Fermin and his wife, both residents of Cotabato City, and Fahad Guipar, of Simuay, Sultan Kudarat – were arrested while... 

Ex-cop in Maguindanao carnage falls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police operatives arrested last Tuesday a former policeman tagged as one of the suspects in the infamous Maguindanao massacre in Maitum, Sarangani. Chief Supt. Lester Camba, Police Regional Office-12 director, identified the suspect as ex-Police Officer 1 Anwar Masukat, formerly assigned to Maguindanao police office, one of the more than 190 suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao... 

Mystery surrounds death of 2 cops

By FREDDIE C. VELEZ SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan – Police investigators are puzzled over the death of two cops whose bullet-riddled bodies were found Wednesday night at Sitio Gulod, Barangay Minuyan Proper here. Senior Supt. Ferdinand O. Divina, Bulacan police director, identified the slain cops as PO2 Arsil Asali Nasir, 33, a native of Sulu, and PO1 Freddie Manugay Claro, 33, a native of Isabela.... 

Trillanes downplays P5-M suit

Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV yesterday downplayed the P5-million damage suit filed against him by his namesake, businessman Antonio Tiu, who vehemently denied Trillanes’ allegation that he is a dummy of beleaguered Vice President Jejomar C. Binay. Commenting on the damage suit after the marathon ninth public hearing by the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee on the alleged web of corruption of the Binay... 

7 charged with tax evasion

Seven business executives are facing tax evasion charges before the Department of Justice (DoJ) for their alleged refusal to settle more than P224 million in tax debts. Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) identified the respondents yesterday as Vicente Javier, Estelita Javier, Tina Enero, and Alicia Manglapus of Vicest Inc., an engineering company based in Valenzuela,... 

Vendor wins P15.4M

A 66-year-old fruit vendor from Zambales won one-half or P15.4 million of the P30.9-million Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot last October 15. The winner who purchased the winning ticket in Castillejos, Zambales claimed her prize Tuesday at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in Mandaluyong City. Her co-winner who placed a bet in Aparri, Cagayan has not yet come forward to make a claim, the Philippine... 

Performance checks

Malacañang is instituting performance checks on Cabinet members and their departments to determine how well they are meeting program targets. This is a welcome addition to the system of governance by the Aquino administration and should bring about greater dynamism in the remaining months of the administration. Incoming search terms:Latest news in west ph sea (1) More articles: Lifestyle checks Three... 

Prov’l buses allowed in EDSA underpasses

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday allowed provincial buses to use underpasses on EDSA to alleviate traffic until the holiday season is over. Starting October 28, provincial buses can use the Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and P. Tuazon St. and Aurora Blvd. underpasses in Quezon City, a memorandum issued by the MMDA said. More articles: New bus terminal in Alabang 65...