ROBBERS broke into an apartment in a commercial and residential complex in Quezon City over the weekend and made off with around P10 million in cash, jewelry, dinnerware and appliances. The burglary was discovered on Sunday afternoon after Maria Crisanta Isidoro and her family returned home from their out-of-town trip. Isidoro, the administrator of the Halili Complex on Aurora Boulevard where she also resides, told Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit probers that they left their apartment on Friday morning. When they came back on Sunday afternoon, she found several valuables missing, including diamond rings, necklaces and bracelets as well as diamond-studded wristwatches and two pairs of antique dangling earrings. Isidoro also reported stolen a set of gold spoons and forks, an antique saucer set, more than P200,000 in local currency and other denominations, in addition to two flat-screen television sets and an electric fan. According to case investigator PO3 Erickson Isidro, the burglars entered the apartment through a window on the second floor. They then ransacked all the rooms inside the two-story apartment after forcibly opening the doors which had been locked. QCPD-CIDU theft and robbery section head Chief Insp. Allan de la Cruz said they were reviewing footage taken by a closed circuit television camera to help them identify the thieves
By Julie Alipala and Frinston Lim
The weather disturbance brought by tropical depression Auring, which has been affecting several Mindanao areas, prompted the cancellation of all domestic flights from and to Pagadian City, on Thursday, and a prohibition on all sea vessels from sailing into open waters in the Zamboanga peninsula.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
By Norman V. Mendoza
A 64-year-old man died after he allegedly jumped off a bridge after an overnight drinking session with a neighbor in barangay Babag 2, Lapu-Lapu City.
By Philip Chua
Statistics gathered between 1952 and 1992 in the United States show adolescent suicide among those 15-19 years of age has tripled (386 percent increase the past 40 years). Adolescent suicide is the third leading cause of death in the 15-24 age group, accounting for 13.7 percent (4,849) of all deaths, accident and homicide being the first top two causes. Among those ages 10-14, it has increased five times during the same period. Male to female ratio is 6:1, though females attempt suicide more frequently. Estimates of attempted versus completed (successful) suicide range from 50:1 to 200:1.
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By TJ Burgonio
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By Chito Aragon
, gabriel bonjoc
A former school official detained on charges of estafa was found hanging by his neck in the Cebu City jail yesterday morning. Depression over the charges he was facing may have pushed Samuel Mabida, 50, to commit suicide, officials said. In a separate incident, a teenager in barangay Luz, Cebu City took his own life [...]