By Nash Maulana
Armed with shovels and other earth-moving equipment, local residents and officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have been piling up dirt on the northern bank of the Rio Grande de Mindanao to build a nearly four-kilometer-long dike meant to stop floodwaters from invading the town’s farms and homes.
By Michael Jaucian
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has lowered the alert level around Mayon Volcano from 3 to 2 after observing a general decline in the volcano’s overall activity, indicating a lessening of the likelihood of an imminent hazardous eruption.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
A former seminarian-turned-school teacher has been arrested by the police in his house in Imus, Cavite City for raping and eventually impregnating a Grade 6 pupil.
Forty housing units were turned over recently by HopeNow Philippines, the nonprofit arm of the Manny O. Group, to the fisherfolk families who were affected by last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the town of Madridejos, Cebu.
By Bobby Lagsa
Police authorities in Misamis Oriental arrested a man, who had a wound in the thigh, on suspicion of being involved in the Dec. 11 ambush on Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr., only to free him later.