Month: May 2015

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Soldier in CamSur Bus Hostage-Taking Surrenders

The Philippine Army soldier who held hostage about 30 passengers of a Manila-bound Peñafrancia Tour bus along Maharlika Highway in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur, past noon Friday has surrendered. Corporal Rene Prajele, 36, of the 31st Infantry Battalion based in Sorsogon, yielded to joint Army and police operatives at around 5 p.m., Chief Superintendent Victor...

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One Hurt in Navotas City Jail Blast

A woman was hurt when one of two grenades lobbed in front of the Navotas City Jail exploded Thursday morning, reports said. Navotas City Mayor John Ray Tiangco said an unidentified man hurled the two grenades in the area behind the Navotas police station around 4 a.m., damaging the signage in front of the city...

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140 Public Schools Located in Barangays Transected by West Valley Fault —DepEd

At least 140 public schools are situated in barangays that sit atop the 100-kilometer West Valley Fault, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. In reaction to the warning issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on possible movement by the West Valley Fault that could trigger a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, Education Secretary Bro. Armin...

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25 New People’s Army Rebels Surrender in Agusan del Sur

Twenty five members of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Mindanao surrendered to authorities Wednesday in Agusan del Sur, reports said. During surrender rites held in the town of Loreto, Mayor Otaza turned over custody of the returnees to the local police headed by Inspector Ruben Combo. The rebel returnees were members of the...

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Four Nabbed in Separate CIDG 7 Raids; Shabu and Guns Seized

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 7 arrested four men and recovered P1-million worth of shabu and several firearms in separate raids over the weekend. Arrested were Edgar Padillo, Ernesto Mamalia, Samuel Villanueva, and  Dexter Pasaje. Padillo and Mamalia were arrested by the team of Chief Insp. Rene Kyamko in Padillo’s house...

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Security Guard Falls to Death from QC Condo Building

A security guard died on the spot after falling off the 16th floor of Victoria Towers condominium in Quezon City Tuesday dawn, police said. Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit identified the victim as Malton Baldosa of Kaakibat Security Agency. According to reports, Zhan Kiram, a security guard assigned at the lobby of...

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Dismissed Cop Implicated in ASG Kidnap Case Arrested in Malaysia

A former police officer implicated in the 2011 Abu Sayyaf kidnapping of an Australian national was arrested by operatives of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Friday in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, police said on Monday. Arrested was dismissed Senior Police Officer 2 Jun Malban, a cousin of...

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Abu Sayyaf Transports Malaysian Captives to Sulu

A Malaysian couple abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits Thursday night in Sandakan town in Sabah, Malaysia may have been transported to Sulu, military reports said. Thien Nyuk Fun, 50, owner of Ocean King Restaurant and tourist Bernard Then Ted Fen, 39, were abducted from the seaside restaurant around 7 p.m. by gunmen who “wore...

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65 Women, 3 Men Rescued from Human Trafficking Dens in Cavite

Joint operatives of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Naval Intelligence Security Group on Thursday rescued a total of 68 people who were duped into working abroad following separate raids in two safehouses of a suspected illegal recruitment syndicate in Imus, Cavite. Sources from the NBI said the victims...