GMA News : Phillipines (261)

North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy,' says surgeon

North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday.

Alleged motorcycle thief names innocent friend as accomplice

One of two suspects in a motorcyle theft incident pointed to his innocent friend as his accomplice, according to a report of GMA News' Cesar Apolinario on "Saksi."

OFW, hinangaan dahil sa pagsagip sa Arabo na na-stranded sa baha sa KSA

Isang overseas Filipino worker ang hinangaan sa Saudi Arabia dahil sa ginawa niyang pagsagip sa isang Arabo na na-stranded sa baha.

Turf war seen as motive in shooting of man in Pasay

A man was shot to death by men riding a motorcycle in tandem in Pasay City, GMa News' Marisol Abdurahman reported on "24 Oras" on Thursday.

GMOs as safe as conventional food, beneficial for farmers -- scientists

Genetically modified food is as safe as traditionally-cultivated and organic food and has additional nutrients to supplement the needs of common Filipino families, according to scientists.

Kilabot daw na holdaper na binibiktima kahit mga kakilala, napatay ng mga pulis

Patay sa operasyon ng pulisya ang kilabot umanong holdaper sa Antipolo City, Rizal na ginagamit pa raw ang ilang menor de edad sa kaniyang modus. Ang suspek, kahit mga kakilala ay binibiktima umano.

Local terror group member nabbed in Sarangani

A member of the terror group Ansar Al-Khilafah Philippines was arrested by police before dawn Thursday in Maasim, Sarangani.

Duterte signs proclamation terminating peace talks with Reds

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the proclamation declaring the termination of peace talks with the communist rebels, Malacañang announced Thursday night.

Bata na angkas sa bisikleta, patay sa humaharurot na closed van; 2 niyang kasama, sugatan

Patay ang isang 11-anyos na lalaki at nasugatan naman ang kaniyang tiyuhin at pinsan matapos na banggain ng humaharurot na closed van ang sinasakyan nilang bisikleta sa ibabaw ng tulay sa San Mateo, Rizal nitong Martes ng hapon.

Resigned DOTr Usec. Chavez may have been disheartened, says party mate Koko

Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez may have been disheartened over the problems hounding the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 , Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said Thursday.

11-year-old killed, 2 others hurt as truck hits bike on San Mateo bridge

RJ was dead by the time they were rushed to the hospital, while Eugene and Dacuya ended up in critical condition.

18-year-old ma nabbed for leaving newborn in Cebu river

An 18-year-old was arrested on Thursday for leaving her newborn child in the Mananga River in Talisay City, Cebu.

CHR chair Gascon to Duterte: Trabaho lang, walang personalan

Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon on Thursday indicated that he was not offended by President Rodrigo Duterte's threat that he would slap him should their paths cross.

LPG prices to remain stable during holiday season --DOE

The Department of Energy on Thursday assured consumers that LPG prices will remain the same during the holiday season, GMA News' Ian Cruz reported on 24 Oras on Thursday.

China air force flies between Taiwan and PHL, over South China Sea

BEIJING - China's air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills, state media said on Thursday.

Aguirre ready to defend DOJ reso clearing Faeldon in shabu shipment mess

Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday seemed unperturbed by criticisms being hurled at the decision of the Department of Justice not to indict former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon over the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China that slipped past port inspections last May.

18-anyos na babae na 'di raw alam na buntis siya, nanganak; patay na sanggol, nakita sa ilog

Inaresto ang isang 18-anyos na babae sa Talisay City, Cebu, dahil sa ginawang pagtapon umano sa kaniyang bagong silang na anak sa ilog. Ayon sa babae, hindi niya alam na buntis siya.

Expensive phone snatched from teenage texter on busy QC street

A teenager, who was busy texting on a busy street, lost her expensive cellphone to motorcycle-riding thieves recently.

The horrible effect of debt: An OFW story

How an OFW couple dealt with mounting debt.

Impeach raps, cancelled talks prelude to Duterte dictatorship --NDF

"Bahagi ito ng intention to muzzle the opposition. Pati yung impeachment ng Chief Justice at ng Ombudsman. Papunta na ito sa full-blown dictatorship," Agcaoili said.

Senate to prioritize base pay hike of uniformed personnel after TRAIN deliberations

The Senate will tackle next the increase in the salary of uniformed personnel after the deliberations on the Tax Reform for Acceleration And Inclusion Act , Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said Thursday.

Witnesses, evidence matter more than complainant, Umali says

Witnesses and evidence matter more in an impeachment case more than the complainant, a lawmaker said Thursday, a day after the House Committee on Justice started tackling the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

On 8th anniversary of Maguindanao massacre, CHR reminds gov’t of duty to protect media workers

The Commission on Human Rights on Thursday reminded the government of its duty to protect media workers -- a reminder aired during the eighth anniversary of the infamous Maguindanao massacre.

NDFP blames Duterte for missed social, economic reforms in canceled peace talks

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines has put the blame on President Rodrigo Duterte for the failure to discuss social and economic reforms included in their now-terminated peace negotiations with the government.  

Duterte says he doesn’t care about human rights: ‘Si Gascon, sipain ko pa ‘yan’

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened anew Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon, as he defended his administration's war against illegal drugs.  

Stumped Pimentel wants to take up Faeldon’s dropped raps with Aguirre

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is so puzzled why the Department of Justice cleared former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon of the charges related to the smuggling of P6.5 billion worth of shabu that he wants to take the matter up with his party mate Justice Secretary Vitaliano ...

Sereno impeach proceedings a ‘lesson’ for complainants for rap vs. Ombudsman -- Topacio

The House Committee on Justice's meticulous deliberation on the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has served as a lesson for the complainants of the impeach rap to be lodged against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales as they gear up to file it likely next week.  

PNP recovers via backup 545 case folders of Caloocan Police station gutted by fire

The Philippine National Police-Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management has retrieved 545 case folders from Caloocan City Police Station which was gutted by fire last week.

Gadon admits not verifying info with Justice De Castro

Lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon on Thursday admitted that he did not personally verify with Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro the accusatory information he is now leveling against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Usec. Chavez ng DOTr, nagbitiw dahil sa mga problema ng MRT3; Sec. Tugade, nasorpresa raw

Naghain ng kaniyang "irrevocable" resignation si Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez sa harap ng mga problemang nararanasan ng Metro Rail Transit system.

ALAMIN: In-demand jobs ngayong Disyembre

Dahil peak season ng maraming negosyo ang "Ber" months, nangangailangan ang mga ito ngayon ng seasonal workers o temporary workers na kailangan sa maikling panahon.  

Duterte a ‘hypocritical politician’? Palace says worse things have been said about him

President Rodrigo Duterte is so used to criticism that he just “takes it in stride,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday, as the Palace official shrugged off a report that a set of playing cards featured the chief executive as the “Joker.”

PNP, PDEA welcome Duterte plan to bring back police to war on drugs

The Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency welcomed Thursday the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte on the eventual return to the war on drugs of the police organization.  

Watchdog group warns of more bloodshed with drug war’s return to PNP

International nonprofit organization Human Rights Watch on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that he will eventually return the conduct of his administration’s war on drugs to the police “boosts the risk of summary killings.”

Roque sa pagsakay niya sa MRT: 'Mahaba lang pila pero napakabilis naman at napakalamig'

Para malaman daw ng Palasyo ang kalagayan ng Metro Rail Transit , sumakay dito si Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque nitong Huwebes ng umaga pero hindi sa oras na siksikan at punuan ang mga bagon.

DOJ taps BOC, PDEA, NBI men as witnesses in P6.4-B shabu shipment case

State prosecutors have tapped officers from the Bureau of Customs , Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Bureau of Investigation as witnesses in the case filed by the Department of Justice against personalities linked to the smuggling of the P6.4-billion shabu shipment  from China ...

Conspiracy with NPA enough to charge Reds’ legal fronts --Palace

“In a conspiracy, the act of one is the act of all, even if they did not physically take up arms, if they’re part of a conspiracy to commit acts of terror or rebellion, then they can be held liable under the theory of conspiracy,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace ...

Quake magnitude 5.0 strikes southwest Turkey

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit southwest Turkey at 2022 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Pope to meet Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Pope Francis will meet Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Dhaka when he visits the Bangladeshi capital next week, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

US calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Wednesday labeled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it described as "horrendous atrocities."

Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy push

Russia's Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

PHL parishes, Catholic schools observe 'Red Wednesday'

Eighty-two parishes and several Catholic schools all over the country took part in activities aimed at raising awareness about the global trend of Christian persecution on "Red Wednesday."

Ang maaksyong pagtugis sa SUV na nambangga ng UV express at ilan pang sasakyan

Naging maaksyon ang pagtugis ng mga awtoridad sa drayber ng SUV na nagtangkang tumakas matapos niyang banggain ang isang UV Express at ilan pang sasakyan sa Quezon City. Panoorin.

VP Robredo: Duterte's decision to dismiss idea of revolutionary gov't allays people's fear

"The latest statement of the President clearly and definitively saying he will not declare a revolutionary government nor impose martial law, is an important, and welcome, step towards allaying fears of many Filipinos," said Vice President Leni Robredo.

Lalaking guro, arestado sa pangmomolestiya umano sa kaniyang grade 5 pupil

Sa kulungan ang bagsak ng isang lalaking guro sa Cavite matapos siyang isumbong ng pangmomolestiya ng kaniyang Grade 5 pupil na menor de edad. Ayon sa biktima, hindi lang daw siya ang minolestiya ng suspek.

Lalaking humirit daw ng pera at makasiping ang ex-gf para 'di ipakalat ang nude pics at video, arestado

Hindi na nakapalag ang isang 26-anyos na lalaki sa Bulacan nang arestuhin siya ng mga awtoridad sa inilatag na entrapment operation bunga ng reklamong "sextortion" ng kaniyang dating nobya.

'Unbearable' stench, health hazard from Canadian trash still festering in Subic

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority on Wednesday sounded off on the need for 67 containers of garbage shipped from Canada to be removed from their ports.  

Calumpit man arrested for posting ex-girlfriend’s sensitive photos online

A man was arrested in Calumpit, Bulacan, after his former girlfriend accused him of posting her sensitive photos online, GMA News' John Consulta reported on 24 Oras on Wednesday.

Gadon may face perjury charge for claiming journalist gave him info vs. Sereno

Lawyer Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon may face a perjury charge for stating under oath that he received information from a veteran print journalist in connection with a stay order against further proclaiming party-list race winners in the May 2013 elections.

Mocha to attend Arellano Law beginning January

Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has announced that she will be attending Arellano University School of Law.