GMA News : Phillipines (264)

Lanao del Norte mayor nabbed for illegal possession of firearms

Police in Ozamiz City have arrested a town mayor in Lanao del Norte for illegal possession of firearms.

CBCP chief urges Filipinos to bring back humanity amid bloody drug war

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Drug suspect describes alleged transactions with Kian

A drug suspect who has become a police witness on Saturday described how he transacted with a drug-running minor who turned out to be Kian delos Santos, the 17-year-old Grade 11 student who was killed by police in a drug raid in Caloocan City last Wednesday.  

Lacson says list of Customs bribe-takers came from ranking, mid-level officials

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said high-ranking and middle-level officials at the Bureau of Customs have been providing him names of officials receiving bribes.

Migrante Int'l condemns death of OFW's son Kian

Migrante International on Sunday expressed sadness and condemnation over the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, himself the son of an Overseas Filipino Worker.

Robredo calls for independent probe into Kian's death

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the anti-drug operation in Caloocan City that killed 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos.

Dureza admits recommending clearance for ex-Marawi Mayor Solitario

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on Sunday admitted that he had issued a recommendation for the Defense secretary to give 'clearance to travel' to former Marawi City mayor Omar Solitario, who has a standing arrest order over alleged links to illegal drugs trade.  

Pimentel: No clamor to remove Gordon as blue ribbon chair

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Sunday hinted that possible moves to remove Senator Richard Gordon as chairman of the blue ribbon committee will fail.

QCPD: Rise in Quezon City murder cases due to drug-related killings

Quezon City Police District chief Director Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday said the rise in the number of murder cases in the city is due to drug-related deaths.

Recto urges closer scrutiny of proposed P900-M 'Tokhang II' budget

Senator Ralph Recto on Sunday urged a closer review of the Philippine National Police's request for P900 million to fund Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded.

QC police record nearly 100% rise in murder cases

The number of murder incidents in Quezon City rose by almost 100 percent over the past year, police data revealed.

Witnesses in Kian's slay now under senator's custody

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday said the witnesses for the slay of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos are already under her custody and protection.

Pimentel calls for Senate majority caucus amid police 'killing spree'

Members of the Senate's majority bloc will meet on Sunday afternoon to discuss the 'state of killing' following the police's intensified campaign against illegal drugs last week and the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Media tested anew in 'war' with Trump

When Donald Trump sought this week to lump white supremacists and those protesting against them into the same bag, he triggered a political firestorm with Republicans and Democrats warning 'both sides' could not be treated alike.

Mass offered for Fernando Poe Jr's 78th birth anniversary

The family and friends of the late action star Fernando Poe Jr. on Sunday offered a mass in commemoration of his 78th birthday at the Manila North Cemetery, radio dzBB's Mao Dela Cruz reported.  

State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combating leprosy in Pakistan, was buried with full state honors on Saturday, in an unprecedented service for a foreign Christian in the Muslim-majority country.

New bishop brings hope to some of Syria's Christians

Syriac Orthodox Christians in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakeh celebrated the inauguration of the community's new bishop on Saturday, four years after the last one left the country.

Six killed amid further MILF-BIFF clashes

Clashes between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its offshoot, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters , took place on Friday and Saturday, with six fighters from the original group killed.

Malaysia holds off on execution of Sabah-based Pinoy - DFA

Malaysia has granted a last-minute stay of execution to a convicted Filipino murderer following an appeal by Manila, Philippine officials said Saturday.

Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver

Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled.

DepEd orders probe of alleged Tuguegarao kindergartner slapping

The Department of Education has ordered an investigation on the Tuguegarao City teacher who allegedly slapped a kindergarten student.

Lalaki binugbog sa Maynila dahil lamang sa 'di pagbabayad ng P50 parking fee

Halos patay na nang iwan ng tatlong lalaki ang drayber ng isang delivery van sa Maynila matapos ang matinding pambubugbog nitong Lunes.

Prov'l health office monitoring 3 Abra towns due to dengue

The provincial health office in Abra has placed three towns under heightened monitoring due to an increase in the number of dengue cases.

Caloocan police float man claiming Kian was a drug runner

The Caloocan City Police Station on Saturday presented a drug suspect who is claiming that 17-year-old Kian delos Santos was a drug runner.

Caloocan police chief sacked pending probe on Kian's killing

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said the Caloocan City police chief has been sacked over the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Trillanes to ask for Gordon's removal as Senate blue ribbon chair

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday said he is planning to ask his fellow senators next week to remove Senator Richard Gordon as chairman of the Senate blue ribbon commitee to give way to a more in-depth investigation of the recent killings of drug suspects resulting from police ...

Minority senators press end to drug killings

The Senate minority bloc on Saturday called on their fellow senators to stand against the recent spate drug-related killings that have left more than 80 people dead, including a a 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd Delos Santos in Caloocan.

2 patay sa sunog sa Ermita, Maynila

Patay ang dalawang residente sa sunog na nangyari sa Ermita, Maynila noong Biyernes ng hapon.

NCRPO chief ready to quit post if jueteng ties proven

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said he would resign from his post if it would be proven he has been a protector of jueteng operations.

Only 34 of 1,706 barangays in Metro Manila cleared of drugs

More than 12 months after President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, only 34 of the hundreds of barangays in Metro Manila have been cleared of illegal drugs.

Palace: Kian's death a challenge against reckless exercise of power

The slay of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan City has become a 'challenge' to law enforcement officers to be more cautious of a heedless exercise of authority, Malacañang said on Saturday.  

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Kian's killing

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Saturday he has directed the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the killing of a Grade 11 student by Caloocan City policemen.

Senator offers protection to Kian's family

Akbayan party-list Senator Risa Hontiveros on Saturday vowed to help the family of slain 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos in their pursuit of justice.

Magnitude-6.4 quake hits off Fiji --US monitor

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Saturday, US seismologists said, but it was considerably deep and there were no reports of damage or injury.  

2 miyembro ng akyat bahay gang patay sa shootout sa Bataan

Napatay ang dalawa sa anim na mga miyembro ng Akyat-Bahay gang sa Balanga, Bataan, matapos umano ang mga ito makipagbarilan sa mga pulis.

Palace reiterates no bird-to-human avian flu contamination in PHL

Malacañang on Saturday assured the public that the government also continues to work to contain the avian influenza outbreak in Nueva Ecija.

Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

The twin vehicle attacks in Spain that left 14 dead and over 100 more injured in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils affected people of some three dozen nationalities.  

American sex offender arrested in Pampanga --US authorities

US authorities arrested an American fugitive in an operation in Pamgpanga province early on Saturday.

War-shut MSU Marawi ready for opening on August 22 --military

KIDAPAWAN CITY --After nearly three months of temporary closure due to the battle between government troops and the pro-ISIS Maute terror group, the state-run Mindanao State University in Marawi City is ready for its reopening on August 22, a military official said.

Solon urges Duterte to create fact-finding body on drug killings

A lawmaker has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to form a fact-finding body that will investigate the escalation of war on drugs-related killings, amid a series of deadly raids by policemen in Bulacan and Metro Manila that had so far killed more than 80 people, including a Grade 11 student in ...

Atienza on Kian Loyd's death: Nanlaban? Gasgas na 'yan

Buhay party-list Representative Jose 'Lito' Atienza on Saturday said that the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan City was a 'premeditated murder.'

Bishops alarmed over latest hike in drug-related killings

Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros expressed his concern over the surge in the number of drug-related killings in his diocese.

Nasa 50 HS students, nagwala at hinimatay sa loob ng isang paaralan

Nabulabog ang isang paaralan sa Quezon City nang magwala at himatayin ang nasa 50 high school students.  Pangamba tuloy ng ilan, baka sinapian ang mga estudyante pero itinanggi ito ng isa sa mga mag-aaral na kasamang nawalan ng malay.

Death toll in attacks in Catalonia rises to 14 -- emergency services

The death toll in attacks in Catalonia rose to 14 on Friday when a woman injured in the town of Cambrils died, Catalan emergency services said.

Binatilyong napatay ng mga pulis sa Caloocan, nagmakaawa, ayon sa testigo

Nakaupo at nakayukong nagmamakaawa umano ang Grade 11 student na si Kian Loyd delos Santos bago barilin ng mga pulis sa Caloocan City, ayon sa isang testigo.

Thai 14-year-old boy and 8 others charged with royal defamation

A 14-year-old boy, along with 8 others, have been charged with royal defamation, a police officer in Khon Kaen province told Reuters on Friday.

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku -- police

Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive.

Rights group condemns killing of Kian delos Santos

A human rights advocacy group on Friday condemned the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos during an anti-drugs operation in Caloocan City.

Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona

Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others.

Ex-Sorsogon gov convicted over fertilizer fund scam

The Sandiganbayan first division on Friday has found former Sorsogon governor Raul Lee guilty of graft and corrupt practices for his involvement in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.