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An 89-year-old “balikbayan” was charred to death during a fire that razed 30 houses in Upper Purok 3, Barangay Kamputhaw, late on Sunday, fire officials said.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thoughts on Holy Week


How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Atimonan: Still no justice after a year

A member of the National Bureau of Investigation forensic team examines marks left by a hail of bullets that hit this SUV and another vehicle, and killed all 13 onboard, including police officers and soldiers. Most of the bullets were believed to have been fired by a police-military team stationed at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Families of the 13 victims of the Atimonan rubout have appealed to the Aquino administration to expedite the resolution of the case and punish the guilty.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fugitive cop in Atimonan rubout arrested

Investigators use mannequins inside the two sports utility vehicle at the "Atimonan encounter" last January 6, to get more information for the investigation at the National Bureau of Investigation grounds, Manila on Friday.

After five months in hiding, one of the police officials involved in the killing of gambling lord Vic Siman and 12 others in Atimonan town in Quezon province in January has been arrested.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Superlines bus driver maintains innocence in crash

TOTAL WRECK  An eight-vehicle smashup killed 20 people and injured 54 on a downhill stretch of a highway in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Atimonan town, Quezon province, early on Saturday.  RICHARD REYES

The driver of the ill-fated Bicol-bound Superlines passenger bus that was involved in the multiple-vehicle collision here on Saturday expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims but maintained that he was not to blame for the accident that killed 20 persons and injured more than 50 others.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »