Saturday, June 21, 2008

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TOP STORY: Some politicians kidnap to raise fund

The kidnapping case of the ABS-CBN television crew is proof that some politicians use criminal activities to raise funds for their election campaigns, an anti-crime crusader said Saturday.

"Ang nakakalungkot lang diyan, na-confirm din na kidnapping is always a fund-raising for elections," Teresita Ang-See, chair of the anti-crime group, Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order, said in an interview over dzMM radio. More…

LATEST STORY: 14 killed, thousands evacuated as typhoon strikes RP

Flash floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon "Frank" (international codename Fengshen) have left at least 14 people dead and forced the evacuation of thousands of others in the Philippines, officials said Saturday.

The Risao river in the town of Upi in southern Maguindanao province overflowed and washed away at least five houses, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesman Lt. Col. Julieto Ando said.

Ten people drowned while at least eight others were missing, Ando said.

A landslide buried several houses at a slum area in Cotabato city, also in the south, killing two people, officials said. Details…

METRO: Parents of teen mom face raps

The Manila Police District said Friday it is preparing frustrated infanticide charges against the grandparents of "Mayumi," the baby girl who was allegedly thrown out of a taxicab by her 15-year-old mother right after birth.

Police identified Mayumi's grandparents as Elena Tria and her live-in partner Marcus de Guzman. They will be charged with frustrated infanticide for allowing their 15-year-old daughter to toss her newborn daughter out of the vehicle as it passed through Paco district. More...

ENTERTAINMENT: Deal or No Deal Special Edition airs Sunday

ABS-CBN is airing the special episode of "Deal or No Deal- Around the World" shot entirely in the Philippines on "Sunday’s Best" (June 22), at 10 pm, signaling the return of the game show’s new season in the Kapamilya network soon.

Kris Aquino joined Howie Mandel in playing the numbers game with two American contestants who flew to Manila in April with their families for the chance to win US$1 million. Details...


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