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2 soldiers dead in Mindanao attack

October 23, 2014 10:42 pm

COTABATO CITY: Two soldiers from the 45th Infantry Battalion were killed when suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) stormed a hospital in Maguindanao on Wednesday night. Col. Dickson Hermoso, spokesman of the Philippine army’s 6th Infantry Division, … Read more »

Leaders of 2013 siege spotted in Sulu

October 23, 2014 10:41 pm

THE two rebel leaders who led the bloody three-week siege that displaced thousands of residents in Zamboanga City are still alive, a source from the Philippine National Police disclosed on Thursday. The source who declined to be identified said Moro … Read more »

2 killed, 4 wounded in Zamboanga ambush

October 23, 2014 10:40 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Protestant pastor and his father were killed in an ambush in Zamboanga del Norte, police said on Thursday. Police said four others were wounded in the October 22 attack which occurred in the village of Nasibac in … Read more »

Italian Missing in Zamboanga City–report

October 23, 2014 10:38 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Italian businessman who went missing in Sabah, Malaysia on October 13 was reported to have taken a ferry to this port city. The Star Online reported that William Bocchi was believed to have boarded the ferry Danica … Read more »

Iloilo joins Ebola campaign

October 23, 2014 10:38 pm

ILOILO CITY: The city government here is joining Department of Health’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a worldwide campaign on Ebola virus control. Dr. Mae Delmo of the City Health Office said the campaign will cover citywide information … Read more »

Quezon gets two Galing Pook awards

October 23, 2014 10:37 pm

LUCENA CITY: Two of the Quezon’s health coupon and tree-planting programs initiated by Gov. David “Jay-Jay” Suarez were among this year’s Galing Pook awardees. The Lingap sa Kalusugan para sa Barangay or Health Coupon Program has benefited 162,081 residents since … Read more »

Local jihadist bomber arrested

October 23, 2014 12:40 am

COTABATO CITY: Combined security forces in Maguindanao arrested on Tuesday a suspected bomber belonging to jihadist Khilafah Islamiyah Movement (KIM) with a P1.3 million bounty on his head. Supt. Noel Delos Reyes, police chief in the Autonomous Region in Muslim … Read more »

Davao City preparing to deal with Ebola

October 23, 2014 12:39 am

DAVAO CITY: This city is rolling out mechanisms to prepare and prevent the possible entry and spread of the dreaded Ebola virus disease. A rapid response team was convened on Tuesday afternoon following a multisectoral consultation requested by Mayor Rodrigo … Read more »

Top security officials invited to Sulu dialogue

October 23, 2014 12:36 am

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Military and police officials will have their hands full when they attend a public dialogue on Friday in Sulu province to answer allegations that authorities facilitated the payment of ransom to Abu Sayyaf militants in exchange for the … Read more »

Two quakes hit Mindanao

October 23, 2014 12:33 am

A MAGNITUDE 4.8 earthquake rocked parts of Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato on Wednesday morning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter of tremor that struck at about 10:30 a.m. was in Tulunan, North … Read more »