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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Special Forces operatives captured two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) fighters after a clash before dawn Friday in Sulu. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, military spokesman, said members of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion (2SFBn) engaged in a skirmish with a band of militants in Barangay Lagasan Higad in Patikul that…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed six Philippine Army soldiers and wounded four others in an ambush in the town of Sumisip, Basilan. Officials said the soldiers were pursuing a band of militants when gunmen – mostly supporters and relatives of Abu Sayyaf fighters – ambushed them on Wednesday in…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Anti-narcotics and navy intelligence agents on Friday captured five suspected drug pushers in a carefully hatched sting ope­ration in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines that yielded P5 million worth of shabu. Officials said the men are all natives of Sulu, one of five provinces under the Autonomous Region…

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Last of 2 parts THE “Dermalog Data Capture” form that had to be filled out during the driver’s license renewal process is an outright oxymoron in the information technology (IT) world. The data capture form asks for the driver’s full name, birthday, license number and blood type, among others. These…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Terrorists from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) freed a kidnapped municipal official in southern Philippines after holding him captive for 35 days, the military said on Friday. Ezeddin Tan, a councilor in Jolo, Sulu was released on November 1 near the village of Buru in Talipao town, it…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Gunmen ambushed a truck and killed two high school students in Davao del Sur province in the troubled region of Mindanao in southern Philippines, police said on Monday. Seven others, including the driver, were wounded in the attack, which happened late Sunday in the town of Kiblawan, they…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) shot dead a policeman on his way to report for duty on Thursday in Tupi, South Cotabato. Police Officer 2 Charlie Liba was traveling on a motorcycle and heading to the police regional office when two gunmen drove by…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – A US military unmanned aerial vehicle crashed Tuesday outside an air force base in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, reports said. The drone was quickly retrieved by American soldiers outside the Edwin Andrews Air Base in the village of Santa Maria, local residents who were in the area,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The local government here said nine people have died and three others injured, while over 21,000 were affected by Typhoon “Paolo” (“Lan”) which devastated much of the city’s agricultural lands and fishery areas. Weather experts said “Paolo” was heading to Japan, but a new low pressure area has…

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