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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A grenade attack killed four people and injured over a dozen more in the southern Mindanao town of Jolo, police said on Sunday. According to the police, a man was arrested shortly after the blast at a bakery store late Friday and initial investigation suggests the attack was…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon over the weekend said he supports a plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone the October barangay (village) elections since that exercise will only entail a lot of expenses for local government officials. Earlier, Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said President Duterte plans…

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Eighty families were evacuated when about 50 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a para-military detachment of CAFGU (Citizen’s Armed Forces Geographical Unit) in Tampakan, South Cotabato on Friday morning. A source of The Manila Times from the military estimated that about six to 10 rebels were killed…

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Police and residents foiled the attempt of some 750 members of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) to occupy another National Housing Authority (NHA) resettlement project in Barangay Bonga Mayor in Bustos, Bulacan on Friday night. The Kadamay members arrived at Bulacan Heights Housing Project on board 30 passenger jeeps and…

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said they are in continuous search for 12 people, four of them children, who were reported missing since last Saturday while on board a motorized boat returning to Naic, Cavite after attending a fiesta at a seaside village here. Lieutenant Victor Carlos, PCG…

AS TROOPS PURSUE REBELS IN north COTABATO

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Some 400 residents of upland Barangay Camutan in Antipas, North Cotabato were used as human shields by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Thursday, a local government official said. The rebels held the civilians hostage when fighting erupted between them and government forces in this remote…

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TARLAC CITY: The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Friday finished the three-week process of validating the list of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) in Hacienda Luisita here. The ARB validation, which was pilot-tested in Barangay Balete is the department’s information-gathering strategy to know the current status of the farmer-beneficiaries under…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three unidentified men snatched an 11-year-old boy who managed to escape while being interrogated inside an unmarked van in Zamboanga City, police said on Friday. The boy told police investigators he had been asked by his abductors about his family background and the jobs of his parents. After…