Category: Local News

PATRICK ROXAS, CORRESPONDENT SANTA CRUZ, Zambales: Police escorted a line of trucks loaded with nickel ore from a mining site in Barangay Bayto, but failed to break through a horde of protesters who have been barricading the road for the past two weeks, The Manila Times learned. Dr. Benito Molino, chairman of Concerned Citizens of…

JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL AND MOH SAADUDDIN COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: An Army captain was wounded as the military clashed on Friday with fighters of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao. Col. Felicisimo Budiongan, commanding officer of the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade based in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, said the firefight…

Patrick Roxas OLONGAPO CITY: Lawyers representing US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton asked the court here to reverse its verdict in connection with the death of transgender Jeffrey Laude and grant the application for bail. The 47-page consolidated reply, a copy of which was obtained by The Manila Times, asked the court to appreciate…

Thom F. Picaña BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Agriculture Cordillera has set aside more than P62 million pesos for its mitigation measures to cushion the effects of El Niño in the region. Lorenzo Caranguian, DA-CAR regional director, said that even as the region is not greatly affected by the dry spell, the agency continues to…

ROBERT DEJON ORMOC CITY, Leyte: Pending cases are expected to mount as government prosecutors here have stopped attending court hearings since Monday in protest over the non-appointment of permanent assistant prosecutors. The Manila Times learned that Provincial Prosecutors Erwin James Fabriga and Melissa Macapugas have been absent since Monday. Their absence reportedly had the blessing…