Body of Romanian who fell off waterfall in Lake Sebu recovered

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Rescuers recovered this morning the remains of a Romanian who went missing on Saturday after falling off a waterfall in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato. Jose Parreno, assistant head of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said the body of victim Petrica Paul Bratu, …

Marcelino willing to testify on drug raps vs De Lima — PAO chief

MANILA — Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino is willing to testify against former Justice Secretary and detained Senator Leila De Lima on the drug charges filed against her by the Department of Justice. This was bared by Public Attorneys Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta, Marcelino’s legal counsel. ”Anytime sabi niya, he can testify. Pero kung …

Waves of lava seen in largest volcanic crater on Jupiter’s moon

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers have taken advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, namely Io and Europa, and obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io. On March 8, 2015, Europa passed in front of Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system, gradually blocking …

Ex-PBA player, 2 others face drug charges

MANILA — Three persons including former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player were subjected to an inquest proceeding at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday after their arrest in a buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City. Former PBA player Dorian Pena, along with Ledy Mea Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso were subjected to inquest proceedings before …

MMDA collects over 750 truckloads of garbage from Metro waterways

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected more than 750 truckloads of garbage and silt from different creeks and open canals in Metro Manila through its waterways and estero cleanup program. Data from the MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office showed that a total of 757 truckloads or 5,250 cubic meters of …

PHL exports grow 18.3 % in Q1 ’17

MANILA — Merchandise trade grew 22.7 percent in March backed by double-digit growth of imports and exports, bolstering hope the Philippines will be the fastest-growing economy among the ASEAN-5 this year. “This could be anchored on recovering external demand and strong domestic consumption and investment activities,” said National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Officer-in-Charge and …