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Big waves temporarily halt Underground River tours

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – More than 900 foreign and domestic tourists were temporarily prevented Saturday morning from entering the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) cavern in Sabang, Cabayugan due to big waves. Jan Elmer Badilla, spokesperson and staff of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) World Herigate Site, said they are provisionally …

More Manileños benefit from Turkish friendship

MANILA –Thousands of Manileños in Tondo, Manila have benefited once more from the 6th part of the series of Medical Mission  dubbed as “TIKALUSUGAN” provided by Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in partnership with the Manila City government. “Malaking bagay ito para sa akin. Mahirap ang walang pambili. Kaya ng nabalitaan ko ito, …

PNP lifts gun ban in Ilocos after successful ASEAN forum

LAOAG CITY — Following the week-long Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum on urban resilience in this city, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has lifted the suspension of all Permits-to-Carry-Firearms-Outside-of-Residence (PTCFORs) on December 9. Police Chief Superintendent Charlo Collado, Regional Director of PNP Region 1 and Task Group Laoag Commander, made the announcement after the …

Uphold duty as judiciary gatekeepers, Sereno tells JBC

MANILA— Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno urged members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to exercise due diligence and impartiality in performing their duty as ‘gatekeepers’ of the judiciary. “We are like gatekeepers, for when we are able to only allow those who deserve to enter will we be able to change the face of …

PDEA welcomes NBI return to drug war

MANILA— The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) welcomes the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) back in the government’s fight against illegal drugs. “It is good to have the PNP and the NBI as our allied brothers. PDEA now has a full complement to wage an all-out war against the drug menace,” PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino …

AFP to greatly benefit from GADIE establishment: Lorenzana

MANILA— The establishment of the so-called Government Arsenal Defense Industry Estate (GADIE) in Limay, Bataan will greatly benefit the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as it will help the military achieve massive modernization and transfer of technology. “With GADIE’s establishment, we will certainly have a massive modernization and transfer of technology. All of this will …

Isolated rains to prevail over PH Sunday

MANILA— Isolated rainshowers will prevail over most parts of the archipelago, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning. The tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern part of southern Luzon, and the northeast monsoon affecting northern and central Luzon, will cause scattered rains over these areas. Bicol, Mindoro, …

Phivolcs: Disperse economic activities from MM to reduce quake impact

MANILA— Too much congestion and concentration of economic activities raise Metro Manila’s vulnerability to earthquakes, Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum has warned. Speaking at the 1st National Convention on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction on Friday, Solidum, who also heads the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said Metro Manila’s decongestion is urgent, …

Samar killings scare village officials

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar— Unresolved killings allegedly perpetrated by private armed groups in this city continue to haunt village officials, who are now planning to resign for fear of their own lives. A village official, who refused to be named for security reason, told PNA Friday that many of them wanted to resign for fear of becoming …

Roadside bomb hurts 7 soldiers in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Seven government troops were hurt following a roadside bomb explosion shortly before dawn Saturday in Barangay Mirab, North Upi, Maguindanao. Sr. Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao police directior, identified those wounded as Maj. Romulo Ducay, Cpls. Ryan Cabual, Arnel Jiun, Oliver Albo, Alvin Sangadan and PFCs Johnny Panday and Gerwin Perez, all of …