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14 held, arms cache, drugs seized in Laguna raids

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AT least 16 assorted short firearms, six assorted long firearms and a highly-explosive hand grenade were seized while 14 suspects were arrested by operatives of Laguna Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and the Laguna Police Office from November 9 to 19,…

Korean, 10 Pinoys held for cybercrime in Angeles

ANGELES City -- A Korean tourist and 10 Filipinos were arrested for alleged cybercrime near the city hall in Bgy. Pulung Maragul, here, the other day. Chief Insp. Rommel Labalan, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Pampanga, identified…

8 cellphone, tablet thieves arrested

BAUAN, Batangas -- Eight suspected thieves were arrested by authorities here for possession of stolen cellphones and tablets worth P39,800 in Bgy. Locloc, at 3 p.m. Saturday. Town police head Chief Insp. Alfie M. Salang identified the suspects as Francis…

Man shoots kin dead over unpaid STL winning in Naga

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NAGA City -- Local resident Joel Coballes Bernas, 37, of Zone 5, Bgy. San Francisco, Magarao, Camarines Sur, surrendered to local authorities after shooting dead with sumpak his relative, Alberto Leonardo Coballes, 57, an STL collector, after the latter refused…

Computer shop owner dies in clash

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A 30-year-old computer shop owner was killed in an armed encounter with the elements of Biñan police while implementing a search warrant for violation of illegal possession of firearms, explosive and ammunition in Ph4, Southville, Bgy. Langkiwa, Biñan City, Monday…

Bulacan most wanted nabbed in CamSur

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NAGA City -- The no. 1 most wanted person in San Rafael, Bulacan, identified as Eddie Cabrera Ogmar Jr., 41, was nabbed by joint Goa, Camarines Sur, and Bulacan police operatives in Bgy. Maysalai, Goa, on Sunday, police reported. The…

Gun-for-hire leader killed by Tarlac cops

CAMP Macabulos, Tarlac City -- Police shot dead a leader of a gun-for-hire group during a brief firefight in Bgy. San Vicente, here, late Monday afternoon. Acting Tarlac police director Senior Supt. Ritchie Medardo Posadas identified the slain suspect as…

Hanging bridge collapses, 20 hurt in Capiz

Funeral procession meets accident A HANGING bamboo bridge in Mambusao, Capiz on Sunday collapsed causing 20 people attending a funeral to plunge down the river, a Police Regional Office 6 report said yesterday. All the victims suffered minor injuries and…

Quezon town folk seek stop on treasure hunting

CALAUAG, Quezon — Residents of Bgy. Poblacion in this coastal town yesterday sought a stop on treasure hunting following a very loud explosion that transpired within a mining site being operated by a group of treasure hunters in their village…

Woman dies in tour to see Whang-od in Kalinga

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KALINGA — A local tourist from Quezon City on Saturday died during a tour to Tingalayan town to visit famous indigenous tattoo artist Whang-od in this province. Tourism officer Bernardo Ramirez identified the victim as Agustina Ng Delos Reyes, a…

Man hit, run over by bus in Nueva Ecija

CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija – A 50-year-old man on Sunday died after he was struck and run over by a speeding passenger bus while crossing the street on Maharlika Highway in this town. Killed was Elizalde Cariño, a farmer of Bgy.…

Antipolo trikers undergo drug seminar

TRICYCLE drivers in Antipolo City underwent a Drug Abuse Preventive Education Seminar aimed to ensure safety of the riding public. The trikers were members of the Sitio Kaila Palengke Toda (SIKAPTODA) in Antipolo City. The city government headed by Mayor…

CA upholds Mabilog’s dismissal

THE Court of Appeals (CA) upheld a ruling by the Ombudsman dismissing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog from service over unexplained wealth. The CA junked Mabilog’s petition for certiorari for technicality. The CA said Mabilog appealed his case using…

DoJ eyes regional jail in N. Luzon

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday announced plans to construct a new jail facility in Northern Luzon, either in Pangasinan or Nueva Ecija. “We will establish one regional penitentiary in the north. Wala pa tayo d’yan,” Aguirre said. Aguirre noted…

Gang member killed in Lucena shootout

LUCENA City --A suspected members of an organized crime group operating in the city was killed in a shootout with police officers during a search operation in Bgy. Dalahican here on Saturday. City police officer-in-charge Supt. Reynaldo Maclang identified the…
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