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CIDG nabs 3 wanted persons in Angeles

ANGELES City -- Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) here arrested over the weekend two men and a woman wanted by the court for various cases, including theft, acts of lasciviousness and carnapping. Senior Insp. Arvin Hosmillo,…

Media groups condemn Bicol radio broadcaster’s slaying

LEGAZPI City -- Media groups in Albay and Camarines Sur condemned the brutal slaying of DWZR radio commentator Joey Llana. Llana, 38, sustained seven fatal gun shot wounds in the body and head. Kapisanan Ng Mga Broadkasters Sa Pilipinas (KBP)…

Ex-cop shoots brother dead in Cavite

TRECE Martires City, Cavite -- A retired policeman shot dead his younger brother during an argument in Bgy. Gregorio here Saturday morning. Bonifacio Lubigan, a former policeman in Cavite, fled after shooting his brother Severo. Police said the two were…

Cebu PNP tightens watch over gun smuggling

POLICE Regional Office 7 director Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas yesterday ordered a tightened watch for illegal guns being smuggled in ports and bus terminals in Central Visayas and could be used in sowing trouble during the mid-term elections next…

2 killed in Bulacan drug shootouts

TWO armed drug dealers in Bulacan were killed in separate firefights in Hagonoy and Sta. Maria towns on Friday, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Chito G. Bersaluna said yesterday. “Both suspects became violent after learning they were dealing…

2 drug suspects in Davao fall

TWO “high-value” drug targets in Davao City were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in separate operations, PDEA chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino said yesterday. They were identified as Dennis Patuya Cosep alias “Bantos,” a member…

NPA rebel jailed for drugs

A SUSPECTED member of the New People’s Army in Central Mindanao was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a drug-bust in Sarangani province, PDEA chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino said yesterday. Armando Banjao alias “Arman,”…

7 nightclubs near CamSur town hall face closure

Camarines Sur -- Calabanga municipal Mayor Eduardo Severo is pushing for the closure of at least seven nightclubs located less than a kilometer away from the town proper and commercial district. Severo said there is public clamor to relocate the…

Prioritize solution of radioman’s murder

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde on Friday directed Police Regional Office 5 director, Chief Superintendent Arnel B. Escobal to make the solution of the murder of hard-hitting Albay radioman Joey Llana a top priority. The PNP…

Cops tighten watch over Cebu gun smuggling

POLICE Regional Office 7 director, Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas, yesterday ordered a tightened watch for illegal guns being smuggled on ports and bus terminals in Central Visayas amid suspicions they may be used by partisan armed groups in sowing…

Dad, 2 sons nab for drugs

A father and his two sons were arrested on Friday afternoon by personnel of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 12 together with the Tampakan Municipal Police Station in a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay Maltana, Tampakan, South Cotabato.…

Mayor: PNP must dig deeper into Bote killing

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija -- Mayor Arvin C. Salonga has called on the Philippine National Police to dig deeper into the case of murdered General Tinio mayor Ferdinand Bote in order to determine if there were others involved higher than…

5 druggies slain in clashes

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Five persons allegedly involved in illegal drugs were killed in armed encounter with operatives of Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of Binan police and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit in two separate police operations in Biñan and Sta Rosa City, Laguna Friday…

Monsoon rains threaten Ecija town river overflow

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija -- The municipal government through its disaster reduction and risk management office is closely monitoring the river systems here for possible overflowing amid heavy monsoon rains induced by tropical storm Inday as it left the Philippine…
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