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Solons push for FOI passage

The House of Representatives, viewed by many as a major stumbling blocks for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill, has finally decided to push for its approval even without Malacanang imprimatur. Key members of the administration-backed majority bloc said they will strongly back Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. in his desire to include the FOI measure part of the legislative priorities for... 

Nancy: No big deal with my outfit

By HANNAH L. TORREGOZA So what’s the big deal with my outfit? Senator Ma. Lourdes “Nancy” Binay posed this question yesterday to her critics after the outfit she wore, both before and during the State of the Nation Address (SoNA), became the hot topic over social media.  Read More »

Our greatest treasure

Nanding B. was making good in his career as a company executive of giant beverage company in Makati. After many years of service, his friends and office mates were amazed when he quit his high-paying job to work full-time in the charismatic community. * * *  Read More »

Barangay chief slain

CABANATUAN CITY – A barangay captain was shot dead the other day by two motorcycle-riding gunmen at Purok 5, Barangay San Roque in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. Senior Supt. Criz Nieves, police director, said the victim, Mario Trillana of Barangay Bagong Sicat, Cabiao town, was killed while driving a Mitsubishi Strada pickup (RLB 734). Incoming search terms:ambush mario trillana (1) Read More »

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). Incoming search terms:aksidente sa tarlac city (1)tarlac news (1) Read More »

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...