2 inmates bolt Zamboanga jail

MANILA, Philippines – A manhunt operation is still on to recapture two inmates who escaped their cell while authorities were busy responding to a call in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Girl accidentally shot dead by dad

Jelly Jean Ranoco, an 8-year-old girl, was killed last Thursday in Barangay Manila de Bugabus, Sta. Cruz, Butuan City when she was accidentally hit by a bullet from her father’s gun. The father, Romeo Ranoco, surrendered and is now detained at the Butuan police station and may face charges of parricide.

Bacolod boasts first 'earth-friendly' chapel

A university in Bacolod City nurtures the spiritual life of its students, while teaching them to love nature. ABS-CBN Bacolod's Yasmin Pascual takes us to the earth-friendly chapel. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, March 24, 2012

Gov't steps up drive vs illegal logging

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission believes it is making headway in its illegal logging drive with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as it confiscated over a million board feet of timber products in its 159 special operations in the Caraga region recently.

2 seniors nabbed in Davao drug bust

MANILA, Philippines – Two senior citizens have been arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Davao City, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Saturday.

Woman swept away in Bulusan River

MANILA, Philippines – A 61-year-old woman remains missing after she was swept away by floodwaters on the spillway of Bulusan River in Sorsogon province.

No funds to divide CamSur, Villafuerte says

MANILA, Philippines - Despite Camarines Sur being one of the country's top tourist destinations, its leaders are torn with the proposal of dividing the province into 2 -- Camarines Sur and Nueva Camarines -- as shown during the Senate's March 22 session wherein attendees included Rep. Arnulfo Fuentebella and Governor Lray Villafuerte. 

Power outages grip parts of Mindanao

Karaniwan nang nagkaka-kulangan sa suplay ng kuryente tuwing tag-init dahil sa taas ng konsumo. Ngayon pa lang, nararanasan na ang aabot sa 15 oras na rotating brownout sa ilang lugar sa Mindanao. Habang nilulutas ang power shortage doon, agad namang tiniyak ng gobyerno na hindi maapektuhan ang suplay ng kuryente sa Metro Manila. Magba-Bandila si Willard Cheng. Bandila, Marso 23, 2012, Biyernes  

Pacquiao admits helping Boracay resort owner

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao admitted helping a close friend secure papers for the controversial Boracay West Cove.

Man caught on CCTV stealing boy's dog

A man was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras stealing a pet dog from a pension house in Legazpi City.