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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The wife of a Jordanian journalist seized by Abu Sayyaf terrorists have appealed for the safe release of the captive being held in the southern Philippines. Baker Atyani, who sneaked into the Abu Sayyaf territory in June 2012 to secretly interview terrorist leaders for a documentary film, was…

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COTABATO CITY: Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu of Maguindanao signed a total of 4,254 contracts of Maguindanao Program on Educational Assistance and Community Development (MagPEACE) scholars Monday in Buluan town of Maguindanao. The contracts bind students to pursue studies and earn professions that would enable them to pay back the provincial…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A government soldier held captive by communist rebels in the southern Philippines was freed on Saturday to a local politician, who helped secure the freedom of the prisoner. The soldier, Private First Class Rodello Canada Arigonan, who was captured on August 3 in Compostela Valley province, was released…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three people were killed after communist rebels and government forces clashed in Kiblawan,a Sarangani, officials said on Saturday. Officials said New People’s Army rebels attacked a military detachment that killed a pro-government militia Romeo Marila. Pursuing troops clashed with rebels and killed two gunmen who were identified as…

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The Quezon City government will soon implement various traffic re-routing and traffic code amendments in the entire city. Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered a traffic improvement study that will amend the traffic routes and the city’s traffic code to include franchises of buses, jeepneys and tricycles in QC. The study…

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SANTIAGO CITY: A former village chief was shot dead before dawn on Sunday while he was on his way home after attending a wake in a neighboring village of Buenavista here. Police Senior Superintendent Leon de Guzman Rafael, city police director, identified the victim as Rafael Martinez, 47, presently a…

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ILOILO CITY: All roads leading to airports in Western Visayas will have rainbows colors when the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office project takes off before the year ends. DOT regional director Helen Catalbas said the project dubbed as “WV: Color it Rainbow” is banking on the support of local…

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STATE forecasters said that the low-pressure area east of the Dinagat Island intensified into a cyclone, and was codenamed Tropical Depression Nando. Pagasa said Nando was estimated at 290-kilometer (km) east of Borongan City as of 10 a.m., and packed maximum sustained winds of 45-kilometers per hour (kph) near the…

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United States defense giant, Raytheon Company, said it has been contracted to build the Philippine National Coast Watch Center for $18 million. The contract was awarded July this year and will end July 31, 2015. Department of National Defense officials are still to give an official statement on when and…