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Detained Senator De Lima seeks legislative furlough

(Eagle News) — Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow her to attend the Senate hearing on 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos on Thursday. An advisory said De Lima filed the urgent petition for a legislative furlough at 8:43 a.m. De Lima is facing drug cases at in several Muntinlupa courts in connection with her alleged role in the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she was […]

Eight people, including Pinoy coach, injured in SEA Games bus accident

A Philippine coach sustained minor injuries after two buses carrying Southeast Asian Games players and officials figured in an accident. Also slightly injured in the accident that saw one bus rear-ending the other were seven Myanmar players, including two—Aye Aye Thin and Ei Ei Pyone—who have since  withdrawn from the women’s doubles. They are resting at their hotel, and will  be replaced in the mixed doubles, said the Games’ sports and technical committee secretary, Low Beng […]

Faeldon out; President Duterte appoints PDEA Director Lapeña to head Customs bureau

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Isidro Lapeña to head the Customs bureau. “If somebody is appointed in the position, meaning to say, automatic na ‘yun, umalis ka. But Faeldon, in fairness to him, tried to resign thrice,” Duterte said, referring to Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon. Faeldon is under fire after a P6.4-million drug shipment entered the country via Customs express lanes. Lawmakers looking into the matter have […]

Total solar eclipse begins on US West Coast

by Sébastien VUAGNAT / with Kerry SHERIDAN in Charleston Agence France-Presse MADRAS, United States – Emotional sky-gazers on the US West Coast cheered and applauded Monday as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality, a 70-mile (113-kilometer) wide path running through 14 […]

Brazilian army, police raid violent Rio favelas

by Sebastian Smith Agence France-Presse RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil’s army went into action again Monday to support police in raids on some of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent favelas — but not before a rogue soldier allegedly tipped off the drug gangs. In the third such operation in just over two weeks, about 5,000 marines, army soldiers, air force personnel, police and agents from the elite federal intelligence service launched raids at dawn in seven neighborhoods, […]

One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

by Catherine Rama  and Andrea Palasciano Agence France-Presse MARSEILLE, France – One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday after a convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops, police said. The incident comes with Europe on high alert following last week’s car ramming attacks in northeastern Spain. But Marseille’s prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said there was no evidence of a […]

Vietnamese hostage rescued from Abu Sayyaf in Basilan: military

(Agence France Presse) — A Vietnamese sailor kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July. Government troops rescued the hostage on Sunday in Basilan, a stronghold of the kidnap-for-ransom group, following intensified operations against the militants, authorities said. “The hostage was able to run from the militants in the course of military operations and our troops […]

At least 9 killed, several injured in suspected Abu Sayyaf attack on Basilan village

(Eagle News) — Nine people were killed and 10 others were hurt after suspected Abu Sayyaf members attacked a village in Basilan, early Monday, a report said. The report quoted Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  police director, as saying that 30 to 50 armed men attacked Barangay Tubigan around 5:30 a.m. They reportedly set on fire houses and other structures and attacked residents. Authorities are in pursuit of the bandits. […]

Rains in parts of country as “Isang” moves toward China; Signal No. 2 hoisted over Batanes, No. 1 over Babuyan Group of Islands

(Eagle News) — Expect moderate to heavy  rains in some parts of the country, as Tropical Storm Isang continues to move toward China. In its 11 a.m. briefing, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the monsoon rains are expected on Monday night  in the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the western section of Visayas including Panay Island. Based on Isang’s passage, Pagasa said moderate to occasionally heavy rains may […]

DFA: 7-year-old Filipino boy among killed in Barcelona attack

(Eagle News) — The 7-year old Filipino boy who was initually reported missing last week was among the 14 killed in the attack in Barcelona, Spain the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. “According to Chargé d’Affaires Emmanuel Fernandez, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid was informed of the boy’s demise by his family after his father positively identified his remains,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement. Based on Fernandez’s report, […]

PNP Chief Dela Rosa: 17-year-old killed in Caloocan drug op was drug courier for “neighborhood toughie” dad, uncles

(Eagle News) — The 17-year-old who was killed in a drug operation in Caloocan last week was a drug courier for his father and uncles. This was what Philippine National Police Director Roland Dela Rosa revealed in a radio interview, amid criticisms over how the police handled Wednesday’s police operation that led to the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos. According to the PNP chief, Zaldy, Delos Santos’ father, is also known as a “siga” […]

10 sailors missing, 5 injured after destroyer collision east of Singapore: US Navy

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a United States destroyer collided Monday with a tanker east of Singapore, the US Navy said. “There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured,” said the navy in an update on the collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and merchant vessel Alnic MC in the early hours.