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All flights to Tacloban airport suspended

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 »

CIDG probing cops in illegal mining

Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is now investigating the alleged involvement of local policemen in illegal mining activities in Caramoan town in Camarines Sur.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cops arrest 2 UP graduates in Nueva Ecija for communist links

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A team of policemen and soldiers on Saturday arrested two University of the Philippines (UP) graduates who have joined the Kabataan and Anakbayan party-list groups for their alleged links to communist rebels in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5.4-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental


A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Oriental Sunday at 9:33 p.m., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hagedorn blames mayor for Puerto Princesa ‘woes’

Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A faltering move to oust Mayor Lucilo Bayron of Puerto Princesa City through a citizens’ recall initiative has drawn the support of a former city executive who lamented local mismanagement in one of the country’s top tourist destinations.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »