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Ariana Grande concert: 22 dead in blast

Manchester, United Kingdom — Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Screaming fans, many of them teens, fled the venue in panic after the bomb blast at the end of […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in World | Read More »

Having a blast in Boracay


It was my second time in Boracay, a place that’s close to my heart for it reminds me of my dearly departed friend Orly Cajegas who served as my tour guide there in 2015. Now here I am appreciating it even more. I was part of the media group that joined the inaugural Cebu-Caticlan flight […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Quiapo blast probe focuses on Shiite imam


Philippine police believe a Shiite Muslim cleric was the likely target of explosions that killed two people in Manila, an official said Sunday, rejecting Islamic State claims of involvement. Six others were injured when two explosions rocked the office of the imam, Nasser Abinal, in the capital’s busy Quiapo district on Saturday. Oscar Albayalde, head […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

PNP downplays ISIS claim to Quiapo blast

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) this morning downplayed the claim of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that it was behind the blast in Manila that left 14 people injured while the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit was ongoing in the capital. Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Police in the region intensify security after Quiapo blast


Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), has ordered all city and provincial directors to beef up security following the blast on Quezon Boulevard near Quiapo Church in Manila that injured at least 14 people on Friday evening. Although the bombing was connected to a gang war, the […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cop hurt in Masbate blast


  LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — A policeman was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by communist rebels hit a unit of local police which was on its way to respond to a shooting incident in Uson town in Masbate province on Friday, police said yesterday. Police Officer 1 Celito Amistad suffered shrapnel wounds […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Syrians in frantic search for their children after blast


BAB AL-HAWA, Syria — Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognize her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the border to Turkey for treatment and now Rashid, like many parents caught up […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Grenade blast kills habal-habal driver

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EXPLOSIVE FOUND IN PRIVATE LOT A 32-year-old “habal-habal” (motorcycle-for-hire) driver was killed after a rifle grenade he found on a vacant lot exploded past 9 a.m. in Sitio Tambisan, Barangay Tisa in Cebu City. Ruben Genterone, the youngest of six children, didn’t know that what he found was a grenade, said his mother, Loreta. She […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Security concerns cut parade time


CITING security reasons after Wednesday’s bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, which left 32 persons injured, organizers of Sinulog 2017 decided to end the Grand Parade earlier on Sunday, January 15. Instead of the usual program that would last until 8 p.m., the Sinulog grand parade will begin at 9 a.m. and end at around 4:30 p.m., […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Police release initial names of Hilongos bombing victims


TACLOBAN CITY—The police have released an initial list of the the names of victims in the explosion at Rizal Plaza in Hilongos town, Leyte on Tuesday night. These victims were brought to Hilongos District Hospital and most suffered injuries in the lower extremities. They were identified as: *John Reynal Lamo, 15, of Barangay Atabay, Hilongos; […]

Posted: December 29th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »