Day: January 25, 2020

Gordon open to probe SEA Games spending

After the euphoria of winning 149 gold medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) last month, the head of the Senate blue ribbon committee expressed willingness to investigate the allegedly lavish government spending for the biennial sports event. “I’m open to any investigation but we have to see all the documents first,” Sen. Richard […]

Slain maid’s kin reject P59-M blood money

NORALA, SOUTH COTABATO‍‍—The Kuwaiti employer of slain overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende had offered P59 million in blood money if her family desisted from pursuing criminal charges against him and his wife, Jeanelyn’s father, Abelardo Villavende, told reporters on Thursday following his daughter’s interment here. “But we rejected it,” Villavende said of the offer, […]

Taal spews more sulfur dioxide

UNEASY CALM Almost two weeks since its steam-driven eruption on Jan. 12, Taal Volcano continues to emit weak to moderate smoke on Friday morning, an indication that magma was “still rising,’’ according to Phivolcs. —EDWIN BACASMAS Taal Volcano has increased its emission of toxic sulfur dioxide since Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology […]

SWS: Fewer hungry Pinoys in 4th quarter

Annual average hunger further eased last year as fewer Filipino families reported experiencing hunger in the last three months of 2019, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, taken from Dec. 13 to 16, showed that some 2.1 million Filipino families, equivalent to a rate of 8.8 percent, said they experienced involuntary […]

Legazpi airport janitor‍‍‍‍ cited for honesty

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) has commended a facility cleaner at the Legazpi Airport who on Friday returned a bag left by a passenger at the predeparture area. Rommel Nanio found the bag, containing 25 pieces of $100 bills, P25,868 cash and other important documents belonging to Manila-bound passenger Cesar Ballano. ADVERTISEMENT […]

Dinagyang returns to its roots

ILOILO MERRYMAKING The streets of Iloilo City will burst in color and energy as Ati tribes compete in the street-dancing competition for this year’s Dinagyang Festival. Named after the Hiligaynon term for merrymaking, Dinagyang is the biggest crowd drawer on Panay Island. —PHOTOS BY NELSON RONDAN/CONTRIBUTOR ILOILO CITY—The biggest festival on Panay Island goes back […]

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