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Archive for October, 2010

Van-for-hire owner missing, car napping a possible motive

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Places

An owner of a van for rent was allegedly kidnapped and believed killed by armed men who hired his vehicle in Dalwangan, Malaybay City. The police identified the victim, a 40m year old, and a resident of Barangay Iponan this City. It is reported that armed men hired the Starex van around 2:30 a.m and asked the latter them to Malabalay City in Bukidnon province. The victim agreed to drive the men to their destinations for P5, 000 according to a dispatcher. However, upon reaching a dim portion in Barangay Dalwangan Malaybalay City, one of the men reportedly pointed a gun and ordered to stop the vehicle to the victim. The police eyes car napping as the motive of the incident. Police operatives in Bukidnon are now conducting an investigation into the case.

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5% discount for Senior Citizens

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Breaking News

Senior Citizens can buy now more food and basic items at five percent discount as provided for under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act No.9994. The Agriculture Secretary and the Trade Secretary signed a joint DA-DTI administrative order to implement provisions of the new law. More than 20 items were added in the original list under the old law which previously covered basic items like rice, corn, fresh and dried fish, fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, root crops, salt, firewood, charcoal and candles. The additional prime commodities under are fresh fruits, flour, dairy products not falling under section 2 of basic necessities, onions, garlic, geriatric diapers, herbicides; poultry, swine and cattle feed. Veterinary products for poultry swine and cattle; construction materials such as nipa shingle, plyboard, nails, steel wires, electrical supplies, light bulbs, and batteries. Each senior citizen should not buy more than P1, 300 per week of said food and basic commodities.

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Instructor accused of stealing money of students

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

Some 72 nursing graduates have accused a clinical instructor of pocketing their money and running away with it. The worse the nursing students will miss the examinations because the money was intended for their application fees to be able to take the tests. The CI, said that whose name is withheld until he has explained his side of the issue, disappeared with at least 10,000 of the complainants money. The CI allegedly collected P950 from each graduate and promised them that he would handle their NLE applications with the Professional Regulation Commission. The CI also charged the complainants with P500 for five page PR application forms and an additional P100 allegedly as grease money for PRC personnel so their applications would be given priority. Some of the complainants said they had grown suspicious of the CI’s activities because the latter would accept payments for all of these services for as high as P1, 850 and low as P950. The grandmother of the nursing graduates said, her grandchild was inconsolable when she learned the CI had disappeared with the money. The PRC in northern Mindanao clarified that the NLE application fees cost only P900 or P50 higher than what was allegedly collected by the instructor.

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9-ton rice harvest Capiz farmers

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Places

Farmers in Dumalag, Capiz reported that they were able to harvest more than nine metric tons of palay per hectare by using hybrid rive varieties. The regional rice program coordinator said that the event drew local farmers to share good farming practices and be acquainted with hybrid rice to earn more and make farming a profitable endeavor. The Dumalag mayor welcomed the farmers and visitors and said her municipality will go for hybrid rice in the succeeding cropping seasons. Dumalag place is one of Capizs’ rice producing municipalities and has a total rice area of 3,779.5 hectares. Of these, 506 hectares are in Barangay Duran. Only 96 hectares are irrigated and the rest are rain-fed and only 75 hectares are planted with hybrid rice varieties. The farmers find inspiration in the testimony, who harvested 190 cavans or 9.5 tons, per hectare using 20 kilos of seed of hybrid variety per hectare.

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One of the Senators of the Philippines wants Tanduay to pay for Laguna fish kill

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

The Senator said that Tanduay Distillers will have to pay to clean up chemical spills that killed hundreds of fish on Laguna Lake. The Senator said that there is strong evidence that chemicals from the Tanduay plant in Cabuyao, Laguna poisoned the fish. During the hearing, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) reported that chemicals were released into the Cabuyao river system when the Tanduay caught fire. Under the Clean Water Act, Tanduay will have to pay for the rehabilitation of the contaminated parts of the lake. And the cost of rehabilitation will be in the millions.

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3 Indian nationals arrested for having fake visas

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

The Bureau of Immigration said it recently arrested three Indian nationals for attempting to enter the country with fake visas through the port of Zamboanga City. In a statement, the Indians were apparently victims of a human trafficking syndicate that promised to eventually bring them to the United States. The aliens were detained at the immigration jail in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City while awaiting deportation. The three were intercepted by immigration officers in Zamboanga City on October 16 after disembarking from the M/V Kristel Jane, which sailed from the port of Sandakan in Sabah, Malaysia. The aliens were caught with fake visas, which they thought were genuine. The Indians readily admitted upon questioning that a human trafficking syndicate facilitated their trip to the Philippines. The syndicate allegedly promised the aliens that they would eventually go to the United States after briefly sojourning in Malaysia and the Philippines. Each of them reportedly paid the syndicate more than half a million pesos for facilitating their trip. The Indians were set to undergo deportation proceedings and were to be blacklisted from entering the Philippines.

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2 suspected rebels killed in Zamboanga clash

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Places

Two suspected communist rebels were killed in an encounter with government security forces in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay. The clash between elements of the 53rd Infantry Battalion and an undetermined number of New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels lasted for 20 minutes. The clash left two insurgents dead-a male and a female- even as authorities later recovered a Carbine rifle and voluminous subversive documents. No government casualties were reported.

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4 killed; 2 hurt in Cotabato City shooting

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

Four people were killed and two others were hurt when gunmen strafed their homes in Barangay Tukananes. The city police said that the four gunmen arrived in the village at 1 a.m and strafed two houses using long firearms. Three victims died on the spot while the fourth one died while being treated in the hospital. The police investigators identified the all victim’s are residents of Purok Dimalanas of Barangay Tukananes. Two people are wounded. A witness said that he was awakened by the gun burst and later saw men fleeing using a motorboat at along the Rio Grande de Mindanao. The witness said that he could hardly identify the attackers because it was dark and thick smoke billowed from the victims’’ house. The police recovered about a dozen of empty shells of caliber 45 pistol and M-16 armalite rifles. The police believe the incident was trigged by a personal grudge.

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3 killed; 3 hurt in Maguindanao grenade blast

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

Families of three, including two children, were killed while three others were wounded following a grenade blast in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, a regional military spokesman said. An unidentified suspect lobbed a hand grenade at the residence of the Timpadan family in Tinungcaan village in Upi town. The fatalities were identified all members of the Timpadan family. Those who are hurt were taken into the Datu Balah Hospital. The authorities are still determining the possible motive behind the attack.

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Cebu’s most wanted arrested in Davao

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

The second most wanted person in Cebu region was arrested by the authorities in Davao City. A 44 years old, wanted for rape and with a reward of 100,000 for his arrest, was nabbed at Barangay Tomas Monteverde Sr, Davao City the wanted was a tricycle driver is facing four counts of rape and was arrested based on a warrant issued by the judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 28 in Mandaue City. The suspects was has eluded arrest for 12 years. He was being detained at the Davao City Police Office Detention Cell, before being turned over to the courts police said.

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Red Cross prepares for Undas 2010

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said it is stepping up efforts to ensure a peaceful observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2 respectively. The PRC chairman said that all chapters will put up first aid stations with ambulance in major thoroughfares across Luzon, to be manned by the organization’s staff and volunteers. The PRC volunteers and emergency response teams will be deployed to major thoroughfares such as North and South Luzon expressway, cemeteries and memorial parks to give emergency care and assistance to people who will suffer from heat strokes, wounds, hypertension and other illnesses. This is their commitment every year.

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2 dead; 4 missing as boat capsizes off Apari

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Places

Two people were killed while four others were missing when an engine-powered boat capsized off this northern Luzon town. The police Senior Superintendent and the police director said that the two female fatalities. One of them identified, and bought into the Pineda Funeral Parlor. Eight other passengers were rescue and brought to Apari Christian Hospital. A team of personnel from Cagayan police and the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fire Protection has launched a search and rescue mission to look for the missing people and one still unidentified female passenger. The boat was on its way to Calayan town when big waves pounded it until it capsized.

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Councilor killed

by on Oct.29, 2010, under General

A town councilor who was part of a group transporting ballot boxes was gunned down by the two men in Balud town, Masbate. A Sangguniang Bayan member of Balud was following some members of the board of election inspectors carrying ballot boxes from Barangay Mapili when attacked by the gunmen said the police Bicol spokesperson. It said that the attack occurred at around 7 p.m at the boundary of Barangays Ilaya and Mapili. The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections were disrupted in some places by violent incidents, including attacks on candidates and campaigners. The victim was died on the spot after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. The victim friend told to the police that the victim was unarmed.

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Prices of flowers go up as All Souls’ Day nears

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

This is a catholic feast day to remembering the dead. Millions of Filipino’s start flocking to cemeteries as early as November 1, All Saints’ Day, also a Catholic feast honoring all saints, both those who are known and the unknown. According to the report vendors had to sell flowers at higher prices because they could not obtain supplies from Baguio and Benguet in Northern Luzon, the major sources of local flowers. Vendors sold roses at P90 per dozen, more than double the regular price. The report said that prices of flowers went up even in the Dangwa district in Manila, where flowers are known to be sold at lower prices.

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Katring moves away

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

The state weather bureau reported that tropical storm Katring (international codename: Chaba) further intensified as it heads towards southern coasts of Japan. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the storm was last spotted at 770 kilometers east of northern Luzon, with maximum sustained 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up 90 kph. The storm is currently moving north northwest at a pace of 11 kph. Else where light moderate winds coming from the southeast to southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas.

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All Saints’ Day preparation starts already

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

Operators of provincial bus liners and toll ways have readied their fleet and ahead of the observance of All Saints’ Day on November 1, when motorist and passengers from Metro Manila usually flock to the provinces. According to the Provincial Association of the Philippines bus operators have anticipated the sudden surge of demand for their services that is why they will be adding trips to ferry more passengers to their respective destinations. While the bus operators prepare their drivers for the Undas exodus, toll way operators train ambulant tellers to assist toll cashiers so that traffic buildup will be prevented. Aside from the patrol vehicles, motorcycles and tow trucks, they also deploy ambulant tellers usually at very busy toll gates to prevent traffic buildup. Aside from ensuring the readiness of their toll roads to accommodate the bulk of motorist, toll way operators also coordinate with the local authorities in terms of traffic management at the entry and exit gates of the expressway.

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Nov.2 not a holiday

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

A Malacañang official announced that in November 2, All Soul’s Day, is not a holiday. The Executive Secretary said the government only declared November 1 as the holiday to give Filipino’s the chance to visit their dead relatives. With this, there will be classes and office works on November 2, which falls on Tuesday. To recall, November 2 during the previous year was declared a holiday.

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Typhoon Katring

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Breaking News

As it moves toward Southern Japan, typhoon Katring (international codename; Chaba) posed a threat to fishermen and travelers in northern and eastern Luzon on Wednesday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised the fishing boats and small boats sea craft in the areas not to venture out to sea. Strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of northeasterly winds enhanced by typhoon Katring is expected to affect the sea boards of Northern and Eastern Luzon. Fishing boats and other small boats sea craft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Meanwhile, PAGASA bulletin said that the eye of Katring was estimated at 550 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon. It packed maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up 150 kph and is forecast to move north-northwest at 9 kph. Luzon and Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain shower or thunder storms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Northern and Eastern Luzon. Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Light moderate winds coming from the northeast to northwest over the rest of Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.

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Filipino designer wins top price in Japan contest

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

A Filipino fashion designer won the grand prize at the 48th Japan Design Contest in Tokyo. He won the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Award and two special corporate awards from the Japan Cotton Industry Association and Onward, one of the biggest apparel companies in Japan. He was along the 50 finalist chosen from a field of around 2,500 entries from around the world, after a rigorous and stringent screening process. He was also awarded a cash prize of one million yen, along with trophy, certificates and commemorative gifts at the Meguro Gajoen Hotel. He’s winning all-black entry, titled “Ink and Water” used a unique textile he helped conceptualize which was made from conventional and Philippine fabrics such as cotton and piña. His entry took inspiration from the theme of this year’s contest, “Steer for the Future 2020 Autumn/Winter”. The Japan Fashion Contest has a 48 year history and is highly respected in Japan.

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Water in ATM’s not safe; health official says

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Health

Purified water sold through a water dispenser or through the so called automated tubig machines (ATM’s) are not safe and had no permit, according to a health official. The selling of purified water along the roads was not safe since it would expose the waters to contaminants like dust and crude oil said Department of Health. They also said that even transporting purified water in not an enclosed vehicle such as trisikad or motorcycle could affect the water. They said that this kind of purified water should be transported with a closed vehicle because purified water has no chemical disinfectant or chlorine since it uses the reverse osmosis process. They also said that exposing the purified water with sunlight would produce algae and other bacteria. They also called on local officials especially local heath officers to monitor these retailed purified water for being sold along the road because it also didn’t have any permit. The Department of Health was referring to the ATM, a water vending machine where a P1 coin triggers the water dispenser to release enough mineral water to fill a small plastic tube, the kind used to make iced water.

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Five teen’s gang members rob and kill the taxi driver

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Places

Five teenage gang member’s including the 15 years old girl were arrested for killing and robbing a taxi driver in Mandaue City. The suspects are aged 15, 17, and 18 allegedly killing the 38 year old driver of Barangay Pulpogan, Consolacion town, that who was found dead inside the taxicab in barangay Upper Tingub, Mandaue City. The five all members of the Crips gang, face a complaint for robbery with homicide at the Mandaue City Prosecutors’ Office. The four minors are turned over into the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which would decide if they committed the crime with discernment. Their 18 year old companion was detained at the Mandaue City Police (MCPO) stockade. The director of MCPO said that this member robbed the taxi driver so they would have money to buy another liquor to celebrate the 17th birthday of their friend. It said also in the report this is was their fist time to rob someone but the police believed that they are “seasoned robbers”. They believed that these teenagers were also responsible in the previous robberies. The group was suspected to be involved in the robberies of taxi drivers and of fast-food restaurant in Mandaue. The police also believed that the group had their companions. The police are looking at the suspects Facebook account, a social networking website, to determine the identities of the other gang members.

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Inmate dies; 2 others hospitalized

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

A provincial jail inmate died after complaining of severe stomach pain. Other inmate was also hospitalized after he was stabbed by a fellow inmate who later attempted to kill himself. The death of the inmate was the fist reported this year at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), the jail facility famous for its dancing inmates. In the mean time, on inmate was stabbed seven times by his fellow inmate. Based on the report, the two inmates fought because of jealousy over female partners. The inmate that stabbed into the other one was placed in isolation. He tore his shirt while inside his isolation cell and used it as rope to hang himself. The guards notice that this inmate hanging from the improvised rope and brought him down. The governor assured that there was no proliferation of deadly weapons inside the provincial jail after she improves the system at the CPDRC. The CPDRC inmates were often praised for the system of discipline and the dance routines shown to viewers around the world through the video sharing website YouTube.

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Ambush leaves; 1 dead and 1 critical

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General

A sister in law of Cagayan Vice mayor is in the critical condition after the car she was riding in was ambushed. The incident was happened along the highway in Alabiao village, Tuao, Cagayan. The three victims are immediately rushed to the hospital in Tuguegarao City were the driver was declared dead on arrival due to the multiple gunshot wounds. The lone fatality in the ambush is a close relative of former congressman of Cagayan’s 3rd district and a vice mayor that who are both first cousins.

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Boy found dead off Bohol Sea

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Places

Eight year old boy was identified by his 40 year old father through a bronze ring found in his possession. Two days after he went missing, a boy’s lifeless remains were found floating by a fisherman from Talisay City on the waters off Quaming Island, Bohol province. At first the fisherman thought that it was dog but he look closer to inspection to confirm that it was a decomposing body of a boy. The boy was found by the 54 year old fisherman who was heading home when he spotted the body floating on the waters. He directly alerted the barangay officials who then called the fisheries team to recover the victim’s remains. The city government gave P5, 000 in financial aid to the victims and two the other children. It was three children were swept by floodwaters along with their grandmother in sitio Cabuan, Barangay Cogon in Naga City, southern Cebu. The sister of the victim, a 13 year old was found dead floating in a nearby river in sitio Cabuan. The grandmother and the other children were able to hold on to the big rocks and were not swept by floodwaters. The capitol which is also allocated P5, 000 aid of the family victim and ordered its personnel to survey the area.

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City Health authorities warn diarrhea

by on Oct.27, 2010, under General, Health

Aside from dengue, Cebu City Health Department warned the public against other diseases, which are prevalent during the rainy season. Mumps, diarrhea and sore eyes are also common during the wet season. Most of the diarrhea patients were between six months to 15 years old. If the diarrhea is no treated immediately it could lead to dehydration and could be fatal. Diarrhea symptoms include loose and watery stools, abnormal pain, fever, bleeding and dizziness. Diarrhea is a very common disease. If symptoms persists parents are should bring their children to the doctor. Other infections disease that is fast spread during the wet season are mumps and sore eyes. Mumps is a contagious airborne viral infection of the nose or throat. Patients feel discomfort and fever and followed by the pain in the jawbone. Patients that have mumps should rest and take a lot of liquid. A sore eye spreads even faster than mumps. This viral infection inflames the thin covering of the eyeball and is easily noticed by the patient’s red, sometimes swollen eyes that are sensitive to light. A warm compress may be applied to the eyes to relieve discomfort. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will keep the body hydrated and taking vitamins will boost the immune system. Aside from dengue, Cebu City Health Department warned the public against other diseases, which are prevalent during the rainy season. Mumps, diarrhea and sore eyes are also common during the wet season. Most of the diarrhea patients were between six months to 15 years old. If the diarrhea is no treated immediately it could lead to dehydration and could be fatal. Diarrhea symptoms include loose and watery stools, abnormal pain, fever, bleeding and dizziness. Diarrhea is a very common disease. If symptoms persists parents are should bring their children to the doctor. Other infections disease that is fast spread during the wet season are mumps and sore eyes. Mumps is a contagious airborne viral infection of the nose or throat. Patients feel discomfort and fever and followed by the pain in the jawbone. Patients that have mumps should rest and take a lot of liquid. A sore eye spreads even faster than mumps. This viral infection inflames the thin covering of the eyeball and is easily noticed by the patient’s red, sometimes swollen eyes that are sensitive to light. A warm compress may be applied to the eyes to relieve discomfort. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will keep the body hydrated and taking vitamins will boost the immune system.

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Nurses march to Mendiola, seek for gang-rape justice

by on Oct.24, 2010, under General

Nurses marched to Mendiola, near Malacañang Place to demand justice for the victim. It reported that the nurses was led by the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) started the Walk for Justice from its office in Malate. More that 100 nurses wearing white uniforms and blacks armbands showed up at the PNA office to take part in the march. Placards and streamers brought by the marchers condemned the gang rape of their colleague. The PNA has also set up a bank account for the victim and her family. The nurses in several hospitals started wearing black armbands and ribbons to demand justice for the volunteer nurse who was gang-rape.

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Terrorist behind Cotabato bus blast

by on Oct.24, 2010, under General

The police investigators said that they suspect that a terrorist group was behind the deadly blast in North Cotabato which killed 10 people and 30 were injured. As now police are still continuing the investigation on which group they are affiliated. They said there are some witnesses including the driver and passengers that had given descriptions match those of suspected members of local terrorist group. The police are now focusing on tracking down the three suspects described by the witnesses, including the driver and passengers, the initial investigation showed they got on at Kabacan and got off in Matalam shortly before the explosion.

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German found dead in Negros Oriental hotel

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Places

A German national appeared to have shot himself inside his hotel room in Negros Oriental province, the police believed to be a case of suicide. The lifeless body of a 37 year old German was found inside his hotel room in Dumaguete City, two days after he was scheduled to check out. The victim leaves a letter to contact his brother about his body and the payment. The victim was suffering from diabetes. In his letter he wrote that he was sick and the pains kill him. A room boy found the German’s body bloodied and decomposing body with a bullet wound in his right temple. The German had been staying the Dumaguete City for one and e-half years. The hotel receptionist added that the German had been paying his hotels bills in advance. The police say the victim may have shot himself during the culmination activity of Silliman University Founders Day night, when the noise of the firecrackers could have masked the sound of the gunshot. The scene of the crime operatives recovered a suicide note, an unlicensed cal-45 pistol, a cal-45 shell, a half consumed bottle of liquor and the personal belongings of the victim. Citing the suicide note, the police ruled out the possibility of foul play and recommended an autopsy and a paraffin test on the deceased.

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Broken-hearted father poisons his 2 kids

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Breaking News

A broken-hearted father fatally poisoned his two young children in Iloilo province. The father was allegedly made his son and daughter drink the pesticide. His son died at the Jesus Colmenares Districts Hospital in the neighboring town of Balasan where the three brought for treatment. And the next day his daughter died also. The father is now under observation and closely guarded by the police. The father took his two children to their farm in Sitio Pinaypayan in Barangay Lumbia, some kilometers from the town proper. He made his two children drink the pesticide before drinking the substance himself and later brought the children home. The children were taken in the hospital still conscious but already feeling ill. The father wanted to end it all after learning his wife wanted to end their marriage. Though she promised to support their children.

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13 year old girl gang raped in Cagayan

by on Oct.24, 2010, under General

It was reported that a 13 year old girl was raped by at least nine youths in Cagayan. The victim was a second year high school student, claimed that she was raped twice on September 22 and 25 at an irrigation canal in Barangay Sica, Gonzaga, Cagayan. The principal suspect in the case is her boyfriend, an 18 year old according to the police inspectors. Seven other suspects were identified as minors and students of Rebecca National High School, while the eighth suspect is an out-of-school youth. The suspects are currently under the custody of the town social welfare and development office and charges are being prepared against them. In the first instance, the victim alleged that her boyfriend invited her for a walk along the canal, where upon persons raped her while six others looked on and cheered. The victim feared how her grandmother would react if she will report it, so she did not report the incident. In a second instance her boyfriend again invites her to a picnic at the irrigation canal’s mini-dam, in the guise of making peace with her, the victim said. Her boyfriend and his other eight friends then allegedly raped one after another. This time, fearing pregnancy the victim and her grandmother reported the gang rapes to the police and to have justice to the victim.

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9 volunteer’s nurses leave the Maguindanao town after the gang rape

by on Oct.24, 2010, under General

Nine volunteer nurses have been pulled out from the town; they left the town for safety reasons. The provincial health officer of Maguindanao earlier warned of massive pullout of the 138 government nurses in the province following the gang rape of their colleague last week. The rape victim has already regained consciousness but is half paralyzed due to head injuries that she sustained during her ordeal. The victim was already wake up but there are remain neurologic defects, definitely she suffers from paralysis of the right side part of the body.

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OFW found dead inside the plane

by on Oct.24, 2010, under General

The Philippine airport authorities are looking into the mysterious death of a male overseas Filipino worker whose body was found inside a plane that arrived from Bahrain. The report was that the dead were discovered shortly after the plane landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. The OFW was a 36 year old man and it was electrician. According to the report a flight steward found the man inside the toilet of the plane with string, apparently from the jacket, tied around his neck. The investigators are trying to determine if the death was a suicide or if foul play was involved. The plane crews reported that the victim is had been restless even before the plane took off. The victim’s wife and sister who were supposed to pick him up to the airport refused to comment on the matter. The company of the plane was extends its sincere condolences to the passenger’s family. The cause of the death has yet not been confirmed.

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Four people killed in school attack in Zamboanga

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Breaking News

Three people, including the teacher and an elementary student were stabbed dead by a convicted rapist who ran amok and took over two classrooms in an elementary school in Zamboanga City. Six people were hurt in the attack and the attacker himself was mauled to death by the villagers. The suspect is just entered the classrooms and stabbed people inside. Those who are killed in the incident were the grade 6 teacher, the grade 6 pupil and a grandfather who accompanied his grandchild to school. The suspect used a kitchen knife to threaten the students and stab his victims. From the grade 6 classroom the suspect proceeded to another classroom filled with grade two pupils where he continued his attack. Two teachers and four grade 2 pupils ended up hurt. They were rushed to the Brent Hospital for treatment. The police chief said even the policemen respond to the area, villagers and village officials from the nearby residential area-upon learning about the attack- mauled the suspects who was died on the spot. The suspect was a convicted criminal; a native of Negros Oriental was sent behind bars for rape in 1981. After serving his sentences he was declared to release in 2008. The suspect had no relatives in the City. The police official also clarified that there was no jail break and that incident should not be considered hostage-taking. Despite the incident, the schools operations have already gone back to normal and that school officials have no plans of suspending classes in the coming days.

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Road accidents in Cebu City

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Places

Two separate road accidents in Cebu City. The first occurred in the subway of the South Coastal Road at the South Road Properties. It involved a sport utility vehicle and a flour-loaded truck and was the first accident to occur in the subway since it was opened to traffic. The driver said in the interview that he was tried to overtake the Elf but it just when he decide to pull back, the brake failed that causing him to rear end the truck. The second incident was in along Veterans Drive in Nivel Hills in Lahug, Cebu City and involved six vehicles; a truck, two cars, a multicab and two motorcycles. A ten-wheeler truck carrying aggregates and running down hill ram-med into parked and moving vehicles. Six people were hurt. The driver of the truck said that he was driving slow as he was adjusting himself to the subway lights. Brake malfunction was the same reason given for the accident at the Veteran’s Drive in Lahug. The truck was driven by the 41 years old and lost its brake when it was travelling downhill near in the Marco Polo Hotel. The driver also said that when he reached a blind curve at the Veteran’s Drive, the truck titled and skidded to the opposite lane, hitting a parked red sedan and a moving white car. The driver of the truck directly surrendered to the responding policemen from the Mobile Patrol Group. The truck owner was assured those injured that they will help them for those who need medication and other needed.

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Police officer was shot; dead

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Places

A police officer was shot dead by the unidentified man armed with M-16 rifle inside a store in Barangay Pulungbulu in Angeles City. The police officer dead on the spot and the suspects managed to flee in a gray van. The victim sustained gunshot wounds in the head and body. The city police director said that a special investigation task group was formed to handle the case and determine the motive and identify the lone suspects. He also added that they are looking into personal grudge as motive in the killing.

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