2 bus passengers shot dead in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija

A woman and a man were killed side by side on the Victory Liner bus bound for Sampaloc, Manila at 12:50 this afternoon after being shot by suspects who were also passengers.

Based on the initial police report, while the bus was traveling on the mountainous road in Barangay Minuli, Carranglan, two male suspects suddenly approached from behind and shot the victims in the head who were sitting in front.


After committing the crime, the suspect told the driver to stop the bus near the river along the Maharlika Highway and got off.

When passing the COMPAC in Barangay Joson, Carranglan, the driver immediately reported the incident to the police which was captured by the dash cam video of the bus where the faces of the suspects wearing face masks were seen.

BI thanks DOJ, senate for approved budget

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco on Wednesday, thanked the Senate of the Philippines for approving the agency’s 2.67B budget request.


Tansingco said that the budget, his first request during his term, is primarily intended for Information Communications Technology (ICT) projects of the agency.

Majority of the budget is intended for the modernization of the BI’s operations, particularly at the airports.

Tansingco revealed that they plan to digitize airport operations by procuring additional electronic gates, to be deployed at both the arrival and departure areas.


This move, he said, would greatly decongest the immigration area as it could lessen processing time to as low as eight seconds per person.

Tansingco also added that part of the ICT budget is for the procurement of body camera systems initially for secondary inspectors assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, as well as other provincial international airports and the Zamboanga International Seaport.

Apart from major digitization projects, the BI also aims to beef up its cybersecurity tools to better protect its data.

“We wish to thank the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla for pushing for the approval of our budget,” said Tansingco.  He likewise thanked members of the Senate for considering the BI’s modernization projects which he believes would be revolutionary in improving their services. The BI is one of the attached agencies under the DOJ.

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