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All flights to Tacloban airport suspended

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TACLOBAN AIRPORT CLOSES  Authorities have shut down the Tacloban airport because the runway’s asphalt overlay has been washed out. Small turbo-propeller planes may resume using the runway after repairs on Sept. 3 and 4 are done. But jets can’t use the runway for months until the total replacement of the 12.7-centimeter overlay is complete.  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over “fast developing potholes” on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Palparan seeks transfer to Manila cell

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PALPARAN

Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. again asked the Bulacan Regional Trial Court (RTC) to transfer him to a safer detention facility during his pretrial on Monday for kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges, in connection with the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio charter change measure passes House

The summer capital is getting another shot at amending its 1909 Baguio City Charter, after Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. announced that a new bill passed third reading last week.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CIDG, NFA uncover rice rebagging at trader’s warehouse

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NAGA CITY—A joint team from the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) has seized 503 sacks of NFA rice imported from Vietnam that were being rebagged as commercial rice in a warehouse located along Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Mabulo in this city last week.   [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Illegal sand mining by Chinese firm stopped

The illegal extraction of black sand by a Chinese company operating in this town made rich from sand spewed out by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruptions in 1991 was stopped last week by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the provincial government, documents showed.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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