Suspect in Bacarra mayor's slay acquitted

MANILA, Philippines – A Laoag City court has acquitted the prime suspect in the murder of Bacarra Mayor Philip Velasco.

21 cops penalized over Davao Death Squad

MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman slapped 21 high-ranking officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with simple neglect of duty for the unusually high number of unsolved killings in Davao City attributed to the so-called Davao Death Squad.

3 killed in NLEx crash

MANILA, Philippines – Three people were killed Thursday in a vehicular accident on North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), a police official said.

Whirlwind hits Bacolod, knocks out power

MANILA, Philippines – A whirlwind hit Bacolod City in Negros Occidental past noon Thursday, leaving the entire city without electricity.

3 killed, 2 missing in Bicol due to rains

MANILA, Philippines – Rains over the southern part of the country earlier this week have left 3 individuals dead and 2 missing in the Bicol region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

20 to be crucified on Good Friday

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines – At least 20 persons will be crucified or nailed to wooden crosses in a makeshift Golgotha in barangays San Pedro Cutud, Santa Lucia and San Juan here on Good Friday.

3 Oriental Mindoro towns hit by floods

Lubog pa rin sa baha ang ilang bahagi ng Capiz matapos ang pag-ulan na nagsimula noon pang Sabado. Posible ring umabot hanggang sa weekend ang baha sa ilang bahagi ng Oriental Mindoro. Apektado tuloy ang pananim ng mga magsasaka. Magba-Bandila si Sarita Kare. Bandila, Marso 28, 2012, Miyerkules

Devotees flock to church inside Leyte cave

Puntahan ngayon ng mga nagninilay-nilay ang simbahang nasa loob ng kuweba sa Maasin City sa Southern Leyte. Agaw-atensyon din ang kapilya sa Bacolod na yari sa putik at iba pang indigenous material. Magba-Bandila si Jenette Ruedas. Bandila, Marso 28, 2012, Miyerkules

Ampatuans face raps for chainsaw killings

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – More than 20 members of the Ampatuan clan, as well as the mayor of Datu Piang town, are facing multiple murder charges after a court issued an arrest warrant in relation to the so-called "chainsaw massacre."

Fire hits gov't office in Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines – Fire razed the administrative and testing building of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 12 office along Gov. Gutierrez Avenue, Cotabato City early Wednesday.