Month: November 2011

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Riding-in-tandem robbers kill trader in Makati

MANILA – Two suspected riding-in-tandem robbers killed a diesel supplier of a bus company in Makati City Saturday night. Police Superintendent Jaime Santos, officer-in-charge of the city police, identified the fatality as Rafael Reyes, 42, who was in his Toyota Altis (XBH-329) along Gil Puyat Avenue at the corner of Dian Street when the suspects...

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MMDA to tag AUVs starting Dec. 12

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing the tagging scheme on public utility vehicles (all non-metered Asian Utility Vehicle or AUV, shuttle and tourist buses) starting Dec. 12. MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said the agency will start apprehending PUVs without the color-coded license number on the roof, back and side of...

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Another dental clinic robbed

MANILA — Three armed men robbed a dental clinic in Quezon City last Saturday. Police said the incident took place shortly before 4 p.m. in Barangay Immaculate Concepcion. In an Inquirer report, Senior Inspector Romulo Terrado of the Quezon City Police District Station 10 said the robbers took off with the clinic’s earnings of PhP20,000...

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Abu Sayyaf tagged in Zambo hotel blast

MANILA — Three people were killed and 27 others wounded in a deadly bomb explosion Sunday in a budget hotel in Zamboanga City. The two-storey Atilano Pension House in downtown Zamboanga was full of guests for a wedding on Monday when a powerful blast took off around 9:25 p.m. Two people were instantly killed while...

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Proof of life to settle Kato death rumors

MANILA – Rumors have circulated over the past few days about the alleged death of Ameril Umbra Kato, the former renegade commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and subsequent leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM). Reports claimed that lawyer Michael Mastura, legal counsel of the MILF and senior members of the...

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Court to decide in 2 weeks where Arroyo must be detained

MANILA – The Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 112, the court hearing the electoral sabotage case of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is now deliberating where the former head of state should be detained. Arroyo’s lawyers have asked the court to let her stay in her La Vista residence while state lawyers want her...

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Pinoy hackers with terror links arrested

MANILA — A joint team of Philippine National Police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a group of Filipino computer hackers with alleged connection to the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. The PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) named Thursday those arrested as Macnell Gracilla, 31, Francisco Mañalac, 25, Regina Balura,...

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K-9 attacks two-year-old boy at airport

MANILA – Here’s a reminder that man’s best friend can be not so friendly all the time. A K-9 dog hired by Philippine Airlines attacked a two-year-old boy last Saturday (November 19) at the NAIA Centennial Terminal 2, reports said. The victim, Elijah Lingaolingao, was about to board a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR 861...