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  • DSWD: Shelters for typhoon victims should be 40 meters away from shoreline

    December 13, 2013 2:33 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines - The new shelters to be built in the areas hit by Super Typhoon "Yolanda" should be 40 meters away from the shoreline during high tide, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said. “Based from the lessons we learned from the past typhoons like 'Sendong', 'Pablo' and 'Yolanda', there were trends that it will put to risk the people’s

  • HRW decries 'war on the press' as KBP, JV weigh in on media killings

    December 12, 2013 4:24 PM 10

    By: Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com | With a report by Ernie Reyes December 12, 2013 5:36 PM MANILA - Human Rights Watch spokesman Carlos Conde on Thursday strongly urged the Aquino administration to intervene "in the war on the press,” as concern rose over the steady rise in media killings in the Philippines, which also sparked a strong statement from the self-regulatory

  • PNP: 3 Mindanao media killings, no common patterns

    December 12, 2013 11:19 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines - The three recent incidents of media killings in Mindanao have no common patterns, the Philippine National Police said on Thursday. "At this early stage of investigation, there are no peculiar indications of a link that can connect the three incidents," PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima said, noting that the result of the initial

  • BRP Ramon Alcaraz to conduct sovereignty patrols in West Philippines Sea

    December 12, 2013 9:27 AM 8

    By: Philippine News Agency and InterAksyon.com December 12, 2013 5:05 PM MANILA, Philippines - BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) will be sent to the West Philippine Sea to conduct sovereignty patrols in the area, which is also being claimed by China. The Philippine Navy's second Hamilton-class cutter arrived in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Tuesday and was deployed

  • Woman, 3 children dead in Aurora landslide

    December 12, 2013 8:21 AM 3

    By: Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com December 12, 2013 10:50 AM MANILA, Philippines -- A woman and her three children died when they were buried in a landslide that struck their house in Barangay San Ildefonso, Casiguran, Aurora. Initial reports from the Casiguran Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reaching Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday

  • From ‘pork’ to Malampaya: Senate Napoles probe still on

    December 12, 2013 7:02 AM 6

    MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will not drop its probe into alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, this time focusing on the supposed loss of P900 million intended for typhoon victims. Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Teofisto “TG” Guingona III said his panel’s investigation into Napoles will continue next year, shifting the focus

  • Aquino communications exec resigns

    December 12, 2013 4:34 AM

    MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang resigned his post and President Benigno Aquino III accepted it Tuesday, Malacanang said in a press briefing Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Aquino accepted the resignation of Carandang effective December 31. Lacierda said Carandang would return to the private

  • Cop killed, 2 wounded as NPA rebels attack Bukidnon police station

    December 12, 2013 1:45 AM

    By: Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com December 12, 2013 10:32 AM MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman was killed and two others wounded when more than 50 New People’s Army guerrillas attacked their station in Bukidnon province early Thursday morning. Initial reports reaching Manila said the rebels attacked the police station in Kibawe town around 4 a.m., killing

  • De Lima: I take responsibility for Leviste parole

    December 11, 2013 5:51 PM 2

    MANILA, Philippines – Admitting that the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP) might have committed a lapse in granting parole to convicted killer and former Batangas Governor Antonio Leviste, In an interview on the sidelines of the House of Representatives probe into the sex-for-flight controversy, De Lima said she is set to submit a report to President

  • 11 officers take new posts in PNP rigodon

    December 11, 2013 4:32 PM 6

    By: Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com December 11, 2013 1:57 PM MANILA - At least 11 senior officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were appointed to key positions following the mandatory retirement of four senior officers upon the recommendation of the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) and as approved by PNP chief Gen. Alan Purisima