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Bulacan closely monitors dengue cases

Published October 24, 2019, 11:32 AM By Freddie Velez CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan –The Provincial Government of Bulacan, through the Provincial Health Office-Public Health, is closely monitoring dengue cases in the province with all disease reporting units actively sending data to the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit. Gov. Daniel R. Fernando said that when it comes…
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Mexico officials raise death toll from Culiacan battle to 13

By the Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Authorities in the western Mexico state of Sinaloa have raised the death toll from last week’s gunfights with cartel members to 13. This Oct. 18, 2019 photo shows a burnt out truck used by gunmen smoldering on an intersection, a day after street battles between gunmen and security…
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South Korean prosecutors arrest ex-minister’s wife

Published October 24, 2019, 11:25 AM By the Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — Prosecutors on Thursday arrested the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister who resigned last week over corruption allegations surrounding his family that have sparked huge protests and rattled Seoul’s liberal government. In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, photo, Chung Kyung-shim,…
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Woman, son drug pushers from Quezon fall in Manila

LUCENA CITY —- Anti-illegal drugs operatives from Infanta town in Quezon province arrested a woman and her son in an operation in Sampaloc, Manila on Wednesday, police said. The suspects were identified as Gloria Orozco, 54, and his son Jun Arwell, both residents of Barangay Poblacion Bantilan in Infanta, Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief,…
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Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

    SANTA MONICA, California — In the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off on his own to paint a watercolor and got caught in a freak summer snowstorm. A…
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Hong Kong protesters to rally in support of Catalan activists

Published October 24, 2019, 11:21 AM By Reuters HONG KONG – Hong Kong protesters plan to rally on Thursday evening to show solidarity with people demonstrating in Spain’s wealthiest region of Catalonia over jail sentences handed out to nine separatist leaders. Workers paint to cover words which were written during Sunday’s anti-government protest on the…
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‘Embracing Taiwan’ campaign to be aired in Philippines, Vietnam, India, Thailand

TAIPEI —Four tailor-made television shows promoting Taiwan and co-produced by the Taiwan government and TV stations in four Asian countries will be aired in their respective countries next month with the aim to enhance people-to-people ties, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. The project, “Embracing Taiwan” (), is produced by the ministry in…
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Bored of male heroes, Afghan girl coders build their own champions

Updated October 24, 2019, 11:18 AM By Agence France-Presse HERAT, Afghanistan – Like the princess who hops over goblins and throws daggers at evil wizards in the video game they built, a team of women coders in patriarchal Afghanistan wants to inspire a generation of girls to smash obstacles. Like the princess who hops over…
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What impeachment? All calm as Melania Trump visits Capitol

WASHINGTON – Melania Trump was an island of calm in a sea of impeachment chaos Wednesday, choosing to make her first solo trip to Capitol Hill as her husband’s party reckoned with his conduct and rumbled with House Democrats.     As President Donald Trump faced the most peril of his presidency, Mrs. Trump took…
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AFP assures justice for maltreatment victims, families

AFP spokesperson, Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo. (File photo) MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday assured that justice will be given to the maltreatment victims and the families. “But by moving forward, the AFP does not mean simply advancing and forgetting the incident. We yearn to push forth having in…
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7 suspected BIFF members killed in clash

SEIZED FIREARMS. The high-powered firearms recovered by a joint Army-police team who fought and killed seven suspected members of the terror group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Sitio Narra, Barangay Tumbras, Midsayap, North Cotabato on Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2019). One of the suspects reportedly killed in their nipa hideout (inset) was Mama Macalimbol, long wanted…
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Cops nab 2 'drug peddlers' in Cotabato buy-bust

COTABATO CITY – Two alleged big-time drug peddlers were arrested during an anti-drug operation in Barangay Balabaran here Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Canda Camsa, city police station 3 deputy chief, identified the suspects as Eman Magkung, 19, a construction worker and a resident of Barangay Balabaran; and Sittie Utto, 34, house help and a resident of…
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Shabu worth P1.3M seized from Nigerian in Cavite

SAN PEDRO CITY —- The police recovered suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P1.3 million from a Nigerian national in a buy-bust operation in Imus City in Cavite province. The suspect Leonard Ohaeri, 27, a resident of BF resort subdivision in Las Pias City in Metro Manila, sold undercover intelligence police P200,000 worth of drugs during…
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Big fire razing houses in Manoc-Manoc on Boracay

ILOILO CITY —- A large fire is gobbling houses at a thickly populated community on Boracay Island. The fire at Sitio Ambulong in Barangay Manoc-Manoc started around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and is still raging as of 10:27 a.m. The radio station Yes The Best Boracay reported that at least 200 houses, including boarding houses,…
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