By Miguel R. Camus
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.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
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.
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.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
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. [...]
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.