'Salvage' Victim

CAMP GARCIA, Cavite - Another victim of ''salvaging,'' a police term for summary execution, was found on the Trece Martires-Amadeo Road in Barangay Conchu, Trece Martires City around 7 a.m. last Saturday. It was the third body discovered in the province in 10 days. Police described the latest find as a man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5'2'' tall, of medium built, wearing a red ''Polo'' sweatshirt and short maong pants. Police Officer 2 Henry Loyola Austria, case investigator, said the victim bore multiple stab wounds; his head wrapped with packaging taped; and his hands and feet bound together. (Anthony Giron)

143 ARRESTED

TUGUEGARAO CITY - A total of 143 people have been arrested in the provinces of the Cagayan Valley region since the start of the police campaign against loose firearms and private armed groups last month, the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) reported yesterday. Senior Superintendent Rufino Jeffrey Manire, PRO2 deputy director for operations, said he is pleased with the progress of their implementation of ''Oplan Manhunt Charlie'' and ''Oplan Katok,'' both aimed at ensuring peace throughout the election season. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

BOGUS COPS SENT TO JAIL

LIMAY, Bataan - A woman and two men who introduced themselves as police officers were arrested over the weekend for trying to extort money from a 44-year-old sari-sari store owner in Barangay St. Francis this town. Chief Inspector Crizalde Conde, local police chief, identified the suspects as Sheryl Mariano, 30, of Barrio Roxas, Barangay St. Francis II, here; and Rudy dela Cruz, 23, and Michael Joe dela Cruz 25, both residents of Navotas City, Metro Manila. Conde said the three were entrapped by covert police agents as they tried to collect P50,000 from the store owner, identified only as ''Anastacia.'' Conde said the three are set to be charged today with robbery with intimidation. (Mar T. Supnad)

ASNA AWARDS

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - The province is encouraging the public to send nominations for the Search for Most Outstanding Pangasinenses through the Philippine Tourism Office's (PTO's) 2013 ASNA Awards. Now on its third year, the ASNA Awards recognizes Pangasinense achievers whose selfless dedication to their respective professions or vocations has resulted in outstanding contributions to the welfare of the province, the country and its citizens. The deadline for submission of nominations is on March 4, 2013 through tourismpangasinan@yahoo.com or at PTO, G/F Malong Building, Capitol Compound, Lingayen. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

CARNIVAL MISHAP

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan - Sixteen-year-old Aaron Daroy - one of four high school students who fell 10 feet from a ferris wheel last Friday - remains in critical condition at the Pangasinan Medical Center, it was learned yesterday. Police said that immediately after the accident happened, the operation of the carnival ride at the University of Pangasinan-Phinma Foundation Day celebration had been stopped. The three other students who figured in the accident - April Love Laureta, Jeanne Ng, and Pamela Denise Sotelo - have been sent home by the same hospital after treatment of minor injuries. While police are investigating whether or not the carnival ride operator has a liability in the incident, they also reminded to students to avoid misbehaving while on such rides to prevent similar accidents. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino
    Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

    Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. "We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into," Aquino told reporters when asked whether the Philippines accepted China's position. The Chinese military last week ordered a US Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane away from airspace …

  • ‘Kentex owners still in Phl’
    ‘Kentex owners still in Phl’

    The daughter of one of the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. owners has assured the government that the businessmen are still in the Philippines, contrary to some reports that they have fled the country. Barbara Ang, daughter of Kentex shareholder Veato Ang, said her father and his business partners have no plans of leaving the country despite the razing of the Valenzuela slipper factory, which killed 72 workers on May 13. Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian also stood by his promise to punish any local …

  • Gasoline prices up, diesel down
    Gasoline prices up, diesel down

    Oil companies announced yesterday a price hike of 50 centavos per liter for gasoline and a rollback of 50 centavos per liter for diesel effective at 6 a.m. today. Independent oil firms were among the first to announce the price adjustment. In an advisory, PTT Philippines, the local subsidiary of Thailand’s biggest oil firm said it cut diesel prices by 50 centavos per liter and increased gasoline prices by 50 centavos per liter. …

  • Lawmakers to review building code provisions
    Lawmakers to review building code provisions

    Lawmakers are set to review provisions of the National Building Code and Republic Act 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, to strengthen contingencies and policies to prepare the country for possible major earthquakes. The move came following proposals from Reps. Winston Castelo of Quezon City and Lito Atienza of the Buhay party-list to review the two laws and other regulations during a hearing of the House committee on Metro Manila development on the …

  • Noy: Phl may attain first world status with continued reforms
    Noy: Phl may attain first world status with continued reforms

    The Philippines’ attaining first world status may soon be imminent if significant reforms initiated by the current administration would be consistently pursued, President Aquino suggested yesterday. “Kung madidiligan ang ating mga pinunla, at makaka-graduate ang mga pinag-aaral natin upang makapasok sa maaayos na trabaho, baka po tuluyan nang nasa first world status tayo sa panahong iyon (If we water the seeds sown and those we sent to school will find better jobs, then time will come that …

  • Phl won’t recognize China air restrictions
    Phl won’t recognize China air restrictions

    The Philippines will not recognize restrictions on air and sea travel set by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino said yesterday. “We will still fly the routes that we fly based on international law and the various conventions, agreements that have been entered into through various decades,” Aquino told reporters in an ambush interview after inspecting the Marikina Elementary School in preparation for the opening of classes in June. “Maybe we should not think about getting …

  • Rainy season likely in 2nd week of June
    Rainy season likely in 2nd week of June

    Filipinos may have to wait until the second or third week of June for rain, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday. Rene Paciente, chief of PAGASA’s marine meteorological services section, said they expect the rainy season to start in the second or third week of June. The criteria for declaring the onset of the rainy season include the prevalence of the southwest monsoon and the 25-millimeter rainfall recorded in at least five …

  • UN urged to probe torture cases under Noy’s term
    UN urged to probe torture cases under Noy’s term

    The United Nations has been asked to look into   110 cases of torture and numerous cases of illegal arrests during the Aquino administration. Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary-general, yesterday said the matter could be looked into when the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) visits from May 25 to June 3 to monitor the  implementation of the Optional protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OpCAT), which the Philippines ratified in 2012. “We enjoin the UN SPT to …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options