GMA News : Phillipines (269)

Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

Rescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to extract survivors including school children and five Taiwanese factory workers trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

UN team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

Trump to add North Korea sanctions, allies call for strict enforcement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar, may alok na mga trabaho para sa mga Pinoy

May nakalaang trabaho para sa mga Pinoy na may kaalaman sa Information Technology, at mga skilled at semi-skilled worker ang mga bansang Singapore, Malaysia at Qatar.

Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao after threat of spillover ends

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday is going to lift martial law in Mindanao after the clearing operations in Marawi City and when there's no threat of spillover.

Graduating student, patay nang bumangga sa trak ang minamanehong kotse

Nasawi ang isang graduating student sa Davao City matapos mawalan ng kontrol ang minamaneho nitong kotse at bumangga sa kasalubong na trak na nasa kabilang linya.

Taxi driver changes story on Carl Angelo, Kulot

A day after getting protective custody from the National Bureau of Investigation , the taxi driver allegedly robbed by Carl Angelo Arnaiz presented a different tale about the death of the 19-year-old at the hands of Caloocan City policemen on August 18.

Duterte claims Parojinog among Maute funders in Marawi attack

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday linked slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog to the crisis in Marawi City.

Atio Castillo's family optimistic on probe into hazing incident

The grieving family of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III voiced hope on Thursday that justice will soon be served after authorities identified members of Aegis Juris fraternity who could be involved in the hazing incident.

Epileptic kids locked in cage, bartolina by their parents rescued

A four-year-old was barenaked and crying inside a steel cage while his three-year-old sibling was alone in a locked room by the time rescuers got to their home in Malabon City.

Protesters draw parallels between Marcos, Duterte

Another leader of a fascist regime? For several attendees of the protest actions against tyranny on Thursday, the answer is a resounding yes.

Lawyers to ask SC to review dismissal of impeach complaint vs. Bautista

The complainants of the impeachment case against Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista plans to ask the Supreme Court to review the decision of the Lower House to dismiss the case.

Lalaking manghuhuli ng baboy-damo, patay nang siya ang mabaril ng bayaw

Nauwi sa trahediya ang pangangaso ng magbayaw sa Danglas, Abra nang mabaril ang isa sa kanila sa halip na ang hinuhuling baboy-damo.

Detainees' daughter sees shades of Marcos' Martial Law in killings under Duterte

"Hindi pa nga martial law tignan mo na ang mga ginagawa," Shoni said, referring to the spate of killings in the country. "Yung pananahimik mo ibig sabihin tinotolerate mo yung ginagawa nila," she added.

Sereno turns poetic in CHR speech

Chief Justice Sereno turned poetic as she commemorated the contributions of the late Senator Jose Diokno on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law.

Some brods willing to be investigated, says Aegis Juris frat

The Aegis Juris fraternity on Thursday said some of its members are willing to face an investigation into the hazing death of law student Horacio Castillo III.

Pinoy workers needed in Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar

Filipinos with knowledge in Information Technology and both skilled and semi-skilled workers are in demand in Singapore, Malaysia and Qatar, according to a report by GMA News' JP Soriano on 24 Oras on Thursday.

5 Aegis members linked to Atio Castillo death involved in fratwar last year --police

Five members of the Aegis Juris fraternity who are linked to the death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III were also involved in a brawl outside the Manila Hotel in November last year, GMA News' Emil Sumangil reported on 24 Oras on Thursday, citing the police.

Ang mga karahasan at pang-aabuso umano noong Martial Law

Ang pagdeklara ng Martial Law noong Setyembre 1972 ng noo'y Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos ay itinuturing ng marami na isa sa mga madilim na bahagi ng kasaysayan ng bansa. Alamin kung bakit.

CHR needs bigger budget for it to do 'police functions' --Gascon

Congress should increase the Commission on Human Rights' budget if it wants it to perform "police functions," its chairman, Chito Gascon, said Thursday.

Thousands gather vs. Duterte in Luneta, UP

Thousands of Filipinos staged simultaneous protest rallies in Manila and Quezon City to either oppose or support the Duterte administration during the National Day of Protest.

House budget panel finds P40B to fund free tuition in SUCs for next school year

At least P40 billion will be allotted to fund free education for students enrolled in public higher education institutions next year, House Appropriations Committee chair Karlo Nograles said on Thursday.

Duterte visits Marawi amid rallies against, for his admin

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday visited to Marawi City for the fifth time while thousands held rallies nationwide to register their protest against his administration's policies.

On 45th Martial Law anniversary, Leni laments creeping culture of violence

Members of the Liberal Party on Thursday called for unity and vigilance at a Mass commemorating the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman.

PHL signs UN nuclear weapons ban treaty

The Philippines on Wednesday signed a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

Executive department always supportive of CHR, says Andanar

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday said the Executive department had always been supportive of the Commission on Human Rights, given that it received a full budget for 2018.  

Rallyists burn 'Rody's Cube' in Mendiola

As part of their anti-martial law protest, militant groups burned what they called the "Rody's Cube" in Mendiola on Thursday afternoon.

Duterte, walang balak magdeklara ng martial law --Abella

Taliwas sa mga spekulasyon at mga rumor, walang balak si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magdeklara ng martial law sa buong bansa.  

Goat fire busters, panlaban sa forest fire sa Spain

May kakaibang kasangga ang mga bumbero sa Spain para labanan ang forest fire sa kanilang lugar-- ang mga kambing.

Sung Kim to Duterte: Probe of drug-linked deaths needed to ensure trust in gov't

President Rodrigo Duterte talked about the war on drugs and the budget of the Commission on Human Rights in his meeting with United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim.

Palace defends Duterte 'inventing' Trillanes accounts: He won't speak without evidence or reason

President Rodrigo Duterte would not have spoken about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's bank accounts if he had no substantial evidence with which to back it up, Malacañang insisted on Thursday.

Senate panel gives SUCs add'l P10M, promises funds for free WiFi

All state universities and colleges will be getting an additional P10-million budget each for 2018, the Senate finance subcommittee chaired by Senator Sonny Angara said Thursday.

Honeylet, inimbitahan ni US First Lady Melania Trump kaya nasa New York-- Abella

May imbitasyon umano mula sa First Lady ng Amerika ang common-law-wife ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na si Honeylet Avanceña kaya ito nasa New York, ayon sa isang opisyal ng Palasyo.

Printed barangay and SK poll ballots may be used in 2018 --Comelec

Millions of ballots already printed for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabatan elections supposed to be held next month may still be reused in 2018, Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista said Thursday.

Lalaking pinagbabaril, inabutan ng mga pulis na naghihingalo sa gilid ng kalsada

Isinugod sa ospital ng mga pulis ang isang lalaki na inabutan nilang naghihingalo sa gilid ng kalsada sa Pagadian City sa Zamboanga del Sur.

No gov't funds used in pro-Duterte rally at Plaza Miranda --DOE chief

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Wednesday assured that government funds were not used for the staging of a pro-administration rally in Plaza Miranda. "Sigurado walang government funds ito. Garantisado," Cusi told reporters on the sideline of a pro-Duterte rally in Plaza Miranda.

Witnesses saw Atio with Solano a day before he was found dead, MPD says

Police on Thursday said they have witnesses who could testify that hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III was with principal suspect John Paul Solano a day before he was found dead, according to a report on News To Go.

'Actual' bank account Duterte links to Trillanes is invalid

Even the other and supposedly "actual" bank account number of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as claimed by President Rodrigo Duterte, turned out to be invalid.

Babaeng sinaksak sa kaniyang bahay, tumumba at binawian ng buhay sa pintuan

Patay ang isang babae matapos siyang pagsasaksakin ng hindi pa nakikilalang salarin sa kaniyang bahay sa Cabuyao, Laguna.

Noynoy Aquino, Leni lead LP stalwarts in anti-Martial Law event in UP

Vice President Leni Robredo and former president Benigno Aquino III are among those in attendance at a mass commemorating the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law.

PNP to seek Interpol help in locating suspect in Atio Castillo death

The Philippine National Police has asked the Interpol's assistance in locating one of the suspects in the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III, PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said on Thursday,

Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, bringing widespread flooding and knocking out power across the island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

51 countries to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday were to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

CCTV footage shows vehicle allegedly linked to Atio's case

A red pick up was used to bring the lifeless body of alleged hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo to Chinese General Hospital, as seen in a CCTV footages of two barangays in Manila.

Were his earphones on? Student dragged, killed by PNR train in Manila

A vocational school student was killed on Wednesday morning after he was hit by a Philippine National Railways train and dragged for almost a hundred meters.

Lawmakers' immunity from arrest for traffic offenses not a privilege, says Atienza

A party-list representative on Wednesday clarified that the immunity of lawmakers from arrest for minor traffic-related offenses is not a privilege but a provision of the 1987 Constitution.

UST Law dean visits Atio Castillo's wake, vows justice

University of Santo Tomas Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina on Wednesday promised the parents of hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III that those behind his death will face the consequence of their crime.

Atio Castillo hazing probers look into chat messages that told of 'emergency'

Manila Police District investigators are looking into the alleged chat messages circulating in social media of supposed members of Aegis Juris fraternity, the group being blamed for the death of freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo.

Pantao Ragat mayor's brother among Maute members killed in Marawi --military

The brother of Pantao Ragat Mayor Lacson Lantud was among the Maute terrorists killed in recent military operations in Marawi City, GMA News' Jun Veneracion reported on 24 Oras on Wednesday.

Cayetano requested Mocha Uson to join him at the UN General Assembly -- Andanar

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday said Assistant Sec. Mocha Uson flew to New York upon the request of Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano.