School bullying can’t be ignored

In a week when the country is celebrating National Children's Day, reports have emerged of continued widespread school bullying across the country.The reports are based on a recent survey by the Network of Legal Advocates for Children and Youth. They found the problem has intensified and demands serious attention. The…

CHR to probe ex-Batangas lawmaker’s slay

CHR to probe ex-Batangas lawmaker’s slay Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will conduct a parallel investigation into the killing of former Batangas lawmaker Edgar Mendoza and his two companions.  CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia condemned…

2 die in motorbike mishaps

2 die in motorbike mishaps Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — Two motorcycle riders died in road accidents in Ilocos Sur yesterday. Police said security guard Ariel Cabrera, 26, was driving home from a drinking spree in Narvacan when his…

Magnitude 4.1 quake jolts Albay

Magnitude 4.1 quake jolts Albay Rhodina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted Albay yesterday morning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck at around 9:17 a.m., with its epicenter located 22 kilometers northeast…

5 nabbed for P.5 million shabu in Navotas

5 nabbed for P.5 million shabu in Navotas Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Five alleged dealers were arrested and at least P500,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu seized in separate stings in Navotas since Thursday night. Police seized 18…

Taguig’s sixth most wanted man falls

Taguig’s sixth most wanted man falls Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Taguig City’s sixth most wanted fugitive was arrested on Friday. Police officers caught Emerlito Lacsina, 36, who is wanted for theft, at the Tuktukan Private Cemetery in Taguig at…