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GMA furlough denied

The Sandiganbayan Third Division has denied, for lack of merit, detained former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria M. Arroyo’s motion to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of El Shaddai founder Bro. Mariano “Mike” Velarde and wife Belen. “The accused-movant’s (Arroyo) motion is bereft of merit,” said the Sandiganbayan Third Division in a three-page resolution signed by Associate Justices... 

2 CL dams still in critical level

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Two major dams in Central Luzon have remained in critical level despite the rains brought by typhoon “Glenda.” Based on its 6 a.m. report yesterday, the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) said that water level of Angat Dam in Bulacan was at 162.78 meters with spilling level of 210 meters, while Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija posted 176.81 meters with spilling... 

4 Koreans held for online gambling

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Four Koreans suspected of running online gambling in Angeles City were arrested during police raids at the Clark Freeport Zone, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) said yesterday. Police identified the suspects as Hon Kim, Young Jee Kim, Byoung Ik Kim, and Seonghyun Kim.  Read More »

23 new judges named

Twenty-three new judges have been appointed by President Aquino for the trial courts in Bulacan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga, and Bataan. They will fill up positions in the regional trial court (RTC), municipal trial court in cities (MTCC), municipal trial court (MTC), and municipal circuit trial court (MCTC).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Incoming... 

Dead in accident

A security guard died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a 16-wheel truck in Pasay City yesterday. Police identified the victim as Genesis Vinco, 34, of 79 Karuhatan Road, Valenzuela City.  Read More »

Fuel pilferage rampant

All of us are aware that the tense and unstable situation in the Middle East, an oil-rich region, particularly the armed conflict in Iraq, is one of the main reasons, we are told, why we, Pinoys, have to contend with price escalation. We understand that while gas prices continue to climb, though unsteadily as shown by market fluctuation, the demand for cheaper fuel cost grows. Such demand may be gauged... 

Repacked NFA rice seized

By FREDDIE VELEZ & AARON RECUENCO MARILAO, Bulacan — Police operatives raided yesterday a warehouse in Barangay Abanga Sur here where they caught 20 persons repacking 100 sacks of government rice to make them appear like commercial rice. Senior Supt. Ferdinand Divina, Bulacan acting police director, said the raiding team also intercepted two 10-wheeler trucks loaded with 5,000 sacks of National... 

Fuel pilferage

FUEL pilferage is a serious problem that should be given national attention. Not only is it a crime but a hazard to life, property, and environment as well. Handled by an inexperienced theft crew, it can cause an explosion or a fire that can kill people and burn or destroy buildings, houses, and vehicles. In Filipino crime parlance, fuel pilferage is called “paihi”, a term literally referring to... 

Aquino defends ‘snub’ of Aunor

CLARK, Pampanga – The exemplary contributions of superstar Nora Aunor to the local film industry were simply not enough to secure a place in this year’s crop of National Artists. President Aquino has finally confirmed that he did not confer the Order of National Artist on Aunor due to her conviction in illegal drugs. The President, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 67th anniversary... 

School principal robbed, receives text from suspect

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – A school principal lost cash, cellphones and other valuables to a thief who later sent her a text message informing her that he committed the crime to save his sick mother. Mrs. Leonila de Guzman Timbol, 61, principal of Belen Homesite Elementary School, told police that the robbery took place in her school office last Thursday. She narrated that at 1:30 p.m., she went out...