Magnitude 4.0 quake jolts Pangasinan

MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake jolted the province of Pangasinan on Thursday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 4:42 a.m. with its epicenter traced 21 kilometers northeast of Bolinao in Pangasinan. Phivolcs said the temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of 18 kilometers. The agency said there was no casualty or damage reported […]

Army, PNP back signing of CAB, vows to protect, promote peace

COTABATO CITY, March 27 (PNA) — Military and police officials in mainland Mindanao whose area of operations cover most of the provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are supporting the attainment of genuine peace in Mindanao. In separate statements, Major Gen. Romeo Gapuz, commander of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division based in Camp Siongco, Maguindanao and Chief Supt. Noel Delos Reyes, ARMM police regional director, said peace is everybody’s desire, especially soldiers […]

Police on full alert in Metro Manila, military on red alert in Central Mindanao for peace deal signing

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police in Metro Manila will be placed on full alert Thursday, March 27, while the Armed Forces of the Philippines is on red alert for the whole of Central Mindanao. This is in relation to the scheduled signing by the government panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro or CAB. Police will particularly be on the look-out in the areas around Malacanang where […]

Malaysian PM Najib Razak to witness historic signing of peace deal with MILF in Malacanang

MANILA, Philippines — Malacanang is all ready for the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on Thursday, March 27, that will be held at the Malacanang grounds, and which will be witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the event is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. but guests are expected to be there by 2 p.m. It will […]

Indian National, Filipino arrested in PDEA buy bust operation

In two consecutive buy-bust operations by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, an Indian National was arrested while having in his possession 223 suspected ecstasy tablets worth 330,000 pesos. The Indian National is suspected to be a member of a drug syndicate selling ecstasy in Metro Manila and Region III. In another operation, a 22 year old Filipino was arrested in Makati. The suspect has in his possession 100 grams of marijuana.