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Environmentalist to DPWH: Don’t justify tree murder

URDANETA CITY—Officials of government agencies who wanted to cut trees along the Manila North Road (MNR) traversing eastern Pangasinan towns are now using the “dead tree discourse” to justify the “murder” of the trees, an environmentalist said here.   “They used this in Cebu [province]. They are saying these trees are dead or deceased [and] […]

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Singson issues guidelines on roadside tree cutting

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has outlined a step-by-step protocol, complete with illustrations, to show how government road maintenance crews should treat roadside trees.   Department Order No. 93-2014, which is posted on the website of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), requires regional and district engineering offices to […]

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List of areas in Metro Manila flooded due to heavy rain

Several areas in Metro Manila were rendered impassable to traffic following heavy rain from a thunderstorm on Sunday afternoon. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Suspect in cellphone theft unwittingly sends selfie to victim’s email

A robbery suspect has unwittingly helped authorities identify him after he took a selfie with his victim's cellphone," a report on GMA News' "24 Oras" showed on Monday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Suspect in cellphone theft unwittingly sends selfie to victim’s email

A robbery suspect has unwittingly helped authorities identify him after he took a selfie with his victim's cellphone," a report on GMA News' "24 Oras" showed on Monday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Roxas orders new NCR police commanders to lower crime rate or get replaced

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday warned four newly-appointed police district directors in Metro Manila to lower the crime rate in their operation areas or get replaced. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Facebook founder presses Indonesian leader on web access

  JAKARTA – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pressed Indonesia’s incoming leader Monday to improve Internet access in the sprawling archipelago saying that his social media network and other sites can help boost the economy.   Zuckerberg met president-elect Joko Widodo at his office in the capital Jakarta, before both men — still dressed in their […]

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Early morning fire razes QC house, destroys P100k in property

Around P100,000 in property was destroyed in a fire that razed a house along Ubay Street in Barangay Sienna in Quezon City at 3 a.m. Monday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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LRT commuters inconvenienced anew, but due to picket this time

Commuters taking the Light Rail Transit were inconvenienced anew Monday, but this time it was due to a picket by militant groups. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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P3M worth of jewelry taken from Chinatown shop

Barely had he warmed his seat when the new head of the Manila Police District got his first taste of a big-time crime in his turf. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Palace defends De Lima amid involvement in Binay probe

MANILA, Philippines — It was the Senate’s decision to ask for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s help in shedding light to the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Malacaang pointed out on Monday.   “The Senate asked Secretary De Lima for assistance,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during a televised press briefing.   He […]

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Amid ratings decline, Binay camp insists ‘it’s hard to put a good man down’

MANILA, Philippines — “It’s hard to put a good man down,” was how Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp reacted to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that amid a dip in his ratings, majority of Filipinos remained satisfied with his performance.   While the survey showed a 15-point drop in his public net […]

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Fake cop, 2 pals caught in QC checkpoint

A fake policeman – complete with police jacket, handcuffs and a handgun – was arrested along with two colleagues after trying to speed past a checkpoint in Quezon City Sunday night. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Grandfather, sick boy discovered afloat in Italy ‘murder-suicide’

ROME–The bodies of a grandfather and his five-year-old grandson, sick with a rare genetic disorder, were discovered on Sunday in a hugging embrace afloat in a river in northeast Italy.   Italian media said the 73-year-old man had been caring for the boy in Lendinara, Rovigo province, while his parents attended a conference about their […]

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QC gov’t wants to be big-time trash-to-energy producer

MANILA, Philippines–The Quezon City government is hoping to become one of the country’s energy producers by turning its trash into treasure.   In his 5th State of the City Address last week, Mayor Herbert Bautista said the city has started taking steps to transform waste into energy.   “It used to be that the nearly […]

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