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AFP alarmed on Sulu ambush

July 29, 2014 9:40 pm

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed alarm over MondayÕs ambush staged by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) amid reports that it was part of a destabilization move instigated by retired general associated with the past administration. Lt. Col. … Read more »

Rebels release four policemen

July 29, 2014 9:39 pm

THE New PeopleÕs Army on Tueday released the four policemen they held captive for nearly a month after the Armed Forces of the Philippines agreed to suspend military operations in some areas of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte. … Read more »

US envoy opens op-center in Benguet

July 29, 2014 9:38 pm

TUBLAY, Benguet: United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg recently inaugurated a two-storey Emergency Operation Center for the Tublay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The Operation Center (OpCen), made possible through the support of United States Agency … Read more »

Nueva Ecija, Aurora to experience brownout

July 29, 2014 9:36 pm

RESIDENTS of Nueva Ecija and Aurora will experience an 11-hour power outage on Wednesday due to scheduled shutdown of some transmission facilities, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) announced on Tuesday. Power supply will be interrupted from 7 … Read more »

Zamboanga siege victims to relocate next week

July 29, 2014 9:35 pm

FAMILIES affected by the Moro National Liberation Front rebels siege in Zamboanga City last year will start moving to their permanent homes in Martha Drive Subdivision next week. President Benigno Aquino 3rd made the announcement during his fifth State of … Read more »

Cavite ex-village chief nabbed for murder

July 29, 2014 9:30 pm

A FORMER village chief in Cavite was arrested for killing a farmer in Amadeo town. Police Senior Insp. Bismark Mendoza identified the suspect as former Barangay Poblacion 12 chief Nonilon Abella y Poniente, 55, and the victim as Francisco Postrero … Read more »

Three boys arrested for hazing in CamSur

July 29, 2014 9:28 pm

POLICE on Monday arrested three young boys for violating anti-hazing law during an operation in a remote village in Canaman, Camarines Sur. Police Director Senior Supt. Primitivo Golingay said the three boys, aged between 16 and 17 were arrested in … Read more »

Two electrocuted in Batangas

July 29, 2014 9:27 pm

BATANGAS: Two people died when they were electrocuted in separate incidents in Batangas over the weekend. Superintendent Jacinto Malinao, Lipa police chief said Joseph Latorre, 27, a waiter and a resident of Purok 1, Barangay San Isidro, Lipa City. Latorre … Read more »

3 killed, 1 hurt in Batangas ambush

July 29, 2014 9:27 pm

THREE people were killed and another one wounded in an ambush in Tanauan City, Batangas on Tuesday afternoon. Tanauan city police chief Supt. Christopher Olazo identified the fatalities as Juan Visaya, Sofia Visaya and Pedro Oruga. All three who are … Read more »

Abu Sayyaf attacks Eid revellers, 16 dead

July 28, 2014 9:56 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf militants opened fire on a group of Muslims celebrating the Eid’ul Fitr festival on Monday in Talipao town in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, killing at least 16 people, mostly women, security officials said. At … Read more »