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A LITTLE girl died while three others were injured in a fire that broke out from a residential area in Quezon City, according to authorities. “May 2-year old na babae na na-trap sa second floor noong bahay dahil natutulog daw po ito. ‘Yung nanay naman, nasa baba, naglalaba. Hindi namalayan…

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BUSINESSMAN Joseph Calata branded on Tuesday as harassment the cease and desist order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against his initial coin offering (ICO), saying the Commission had no jurisdiction to stop the trading of his Krops coins. In a statement released to the media, Calata said…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police captured a notorious Abu Sayyaf bomber in Zamboanga City where he was hiding after escaping military operations in the restive region. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, a regional police spokeswoman, said Abdulham Ataram was captured at Plaza Pershing, just several blocks away from City Hall, and has been linked to the October 2007 bombing in Kidapawan City and a string of criminal charges in Basilan, oneof five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region. Ataram was also accused of kidnapping and beheading over a dozen Christian coconut farmers in Basilan on June 2001. “He is facing kidnapping and serious illegal detention, murder, multiple frustrated murders and multiple attempted murders, among other crimes,” said Galvez. Police said the militant was also a member of the Abu Sayyaf’s Special Operations Group, blamed for the spate of bombings in the southern region. It was not clear how Ataram managed to flee Basilan and hide in Zamboanga. He is currently being interrogated by police to determine whether a terror attack was being planned or whether any of his companions were also hiding here. “The arrested person now under the custody of Regional Intelligence Unit 9,” Galvez said. AL JACINTO

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SIX members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military on Monday and turned over their high-powered firearms to authorities , the Philippine Army reported on Tuesday. First Lt. Michael Pascua, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 75th Infantry Battalion, identified the communist rebels as Jonathan Navarro alias Rigor; Selbert Camarillo…

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PHILIPPINE shares retreated on Tuesday, falling back to the 8,800 level as sentiment floundered following the declines on Wall Street and Asian markets. At the noon break, the bellwether index was down 217.84 points or 2.40 percent at 8,840.78. The wider All Shares dropped 107.62 points or 2.04 percent to 5,165.38. An…

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DETAINED former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon was moved to Pasay City Jail on Tuesday, according to live footage of the transfer. An accompanying report said that Faeldon left his holding cell in the Senate at about 11:34 a.m. and was assisted by its sergeant-at-arms. The Senate blue ribbon panel, which…

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A FORMER spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is the new director of the Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP). Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos officially assumed office on Tuesday morning in ceremonies at the AVSEGROUP Headquarters in Pasay City. Carlos took over the position from Chief Supt. Sheldon Jacaban, who has…

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MOTORISTS will be greeted with another oil price hike this week. Flying V will jack up the prices of diesel and kerosene by 50 centavos per liter, respectively, as well as the price of kerosene by 45 centavos per liter, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday. In separate advisories, Eastern Petroleum, Pilipinas…

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