City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

Glendale, CA – September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and a great time to start planning for the changes winter may bring. As Southern California prepares for El Niño, the City of Glendale has initiated regular planning meetings with the Fire, Police, Public Works and Water...

Eight kids rescued in online sex abuse raid: PHL gov’t

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – Filipino police have freed eight children from a house in Manila where they were allegedly sold for prostitution and forced to have sex for an online audience, authorities said Thursday. Two people, including the alleged mastermind of the abuse...

PNP, AFP in symbolic walk of unity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hundreds of members of the military and the police walked in unity along EDSA on Wednesday morning to commemorate their historic “convergence” 29 years ago. In 1986, members of the Philippine Constabulary led by then chief Fidel Ramos and soldiers from the...

Foreign birdwatchers nearly caught in gun battle in Mindanao

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – A group of birdwatchers from Britain, Denmark and Australia narrowly avoided getting caught in a gun battle between the Philippines military and insurgents that left their guide wounded, officials said Saturday. Three Britons, three Danes and an...

Stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights: Gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – nbhuman rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine government’s overall record in addressing serious human rights violations remains poor despite some major initiatives last year. As the report...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...

Tension eases at clash site in Mamapasano town – AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Tension in Mamasapano town started to subside a day after a dawn to dusk firefight between the police and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Sunday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has said. “As of now there are no skirmishes happening in the...

Politics eyed in killing of alleged Binay bagman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Police have not found any connection linking the murder of former Makati engineer Nelson Morales, alleged bagman of Vice President Jejomar Binay, to his alleged involvement in some anomalies in Makati City. At the resumption of the Senate Blue Ribbon...

Solon wants police to stop naming criminal gangs after towns, ethnic groups

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to put an end to police authorities’ practice of naming criminal gangs after their hometown or ethnic community, saying the reputation of innocent townsfolk shouldn’t be soiled just because of the sins committed by a few. Misamis Occidental...

Amnesty says police torture thriving in PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP  – Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday. Dozens of beatings, rapes and electrocutions are being recorded by...