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2 drown in Cavite

IMUS, Cavite – Two persons were fished out of the water in two separare incidents in Cavite, according to the Police Provincial Office (PPO). The apparent drowning victims were identified as Harold E. Pablo, 34, a resident of Barangay Potrero, Malabon, and Gilvie F. Terunez, 29, a factory worker, of Block 13, Lot 33, Phase IV, Ciudad Adelina, Barangay Conchu, Trece Martires City.  Read More »

Change of heart

Dear Manay Gina, I am 22 years old and I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend since I was in high school. We have no major problem because both of our parents have agreed to our relationship. However, the past few months I noticed that there have been considerable changes in his behavior towards me. I feel that he is losing his interest in our relationship. First, he was refusing to see me... 

5 feared dead in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world’s highest peak, and at least five climbers are feared buried, officials said. The avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday, said Nepal Tourism Ministry official Madhu Sudan Burlakoti. Rescuers and fellow climbers at the base camp headed to the area to help.... 

Devotees nail to crosses

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation. Incoming search terms:nails of cross (1)  Read More »

Scrapping of donor, estate taxes sought

Real estate owners in Metro Manila and elsewhere are asking Congress to abolish the donor’s and estate taxes as they constitute double taxation, or tax on tax. Homeowners made the suggestion as Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is poised to collect the donor’s tax from boxing champion Manny Pacquiao for gifting his mother Aling Dionisia or Mommy D., with... 

Holy Thursday murder

CANDELARIA, Quezon – A gunman shot dead a tricycle driver on Holy Thursday in Barangay Kinatihan 1, this town, police reported yesterday. Police Superintendent Job De Mesa, chief of Candelaria Police, identified the victim as Germigenio Braga Comia, 45, of Brangay Kinatihan 2.  Read More »

No arrest yet 12 days after scribe’s slay

IMUS, Cavite – There is no suspect arrested yet 12 days after the fatal shooting of Cavite-based tabloid reporter Rubie Garcia. Senior Superintendent Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, confirmed on Good Friday that his command has yet to arrest a suspect with regards to Garcia’s case.  Read More »

12 dead, 96 hurt in Holy Week accidents

At least 12 people were killed and 96 were injured in separate incidents during the Holy Week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said yesterday. In its 8 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said the deaths were due to vehicular accidents in Santiago, Ilocos Sur; Bani, Pangasinan; Sariaya Quezon; Marogondon and Bacoor in Cavite, Libmanan, Camarines Sur; and Gingoog City in Misamis... 

2 drown in Bataan beach

BAGAC, Bataan – Two members of a family spending their Holy Week here drowned while swimming in a beach in Barangay Pag-asa, this town. Senior Inspector Joey Sampaga, chief of police, identified the fatalities as James Romm Mirasol, 16, and Vincent Garamonte, 19, both of Sto. Rosario, Magalang, Pampanga. Incoming search terms:bataan beach (1)  Read More »

7 KFR men captured in Surigao

By MIKE U. CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY – Seven suspected kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) men were arrested by police after one of them was injured in a motorcycle accident while transporting the ransom money that the group had just collected from the family of their latest victim in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, it was reported yesterday. Incoming search terms:tandag (1)  Read More »