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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces launched an operation against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) responsible for the brutal execution of a captured government soldier in Sulu, one of five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region, officials said on Monday. According to the officials, more troops were deployed to Patikul town where…

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HACIENDA LUISITA, Tarlac City: Militant-backed farmers groups have “occupied” a piece of land here under the control of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) that had bought it from the Cojuangco family. At a gathering called “Bungkalan” or land cultivation, the farmers groups held a mass action to mark the 5th…

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Being detained is not hindrance for a bomb expert to teach his fellow terrorist how to make an improvised bomb. The media learned this after the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) team discovered a paper containing instructions from an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member to a fellow terrorist on…

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At least 28 journalists from Metro Manila, Bulacan and Tarlac provinces, were temporarily stranded when transportation hired to bring them from Quezon City to Alaminos, Pangasinan and back to Manila abandoned them in Pangasinan on Saturday night. Ramon Efren Lazaro, president of the Philippine Science Journalists Association (PSciJourn)-Bulacan chapter, said…

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight PR212 bound for Manila from Sydney flew back to Kingsford Smith International Airport (KSIA) shortly after taking off at 1:06 p.m.(local time because of a technical issue, the country’s flag carrier said on Monday. The Airbus A340 aircraft, with 218 passengers and 14 flight crew (three…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: A total of P100 million would be spent for the new Maguindanao Provincial Hospital Datu Piang Annex with funds coming from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (ARMM-HDAP). ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman said residents of Datu Piang and its adjacent areas…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Rescuers and people who extended their help when a LeoMaric Trans bus fell into a 100-meter deep ravine in Capintalan, Caranglan in Nueva Ecija last week were hailed as heroes by families and relatives of the victims. Bayombong Bishop Emeritus Ramon Villena said the rescuers were Good…

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DAVAO CITY: No one was hurt in a 5.1 earthquake that struck Tandag City in Surigao del Sur around 9:19 a.m. on Sunday, Gov. Vicente Pimentel said. After the tremor jolted the area, according to the governor, the Provincial and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils in the area…

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DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan: Former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. suggested that the four million drug users netted in the government’s anti-drug war, mostly idle youth, could be “mobilized for massive tree farming and reforestation throughout the archipelago.” This was enthusiastically received by several groups, with only a few expressing…

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