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Military rapped for not coordinating Basilan operations

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Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

The military’s operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group that later involved members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front last week in Basilan could have been avoided if it was coordinated, the MILF said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Romblon mining site collapses; 3 killed

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Three people were killed in a mining site that collapsed in Romblon on Wednesday, a regional office of civil defense said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP denies hand in disappearance of Tiamzon’s gardener

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military in the Visayas denied on Wednesday the accusation of human rights group Karapatan that its forces were responsible for the missing companion of the arrested top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Vacationers in Southern PH to experience rains

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MT Satellite image April 16, 2014, 9:01 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph

Going to Southern Luzon or the Visayas this Holy Week break? Your Lenten lull may get rained on according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF fumes over ‘disturbed’ honeymoon

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Tuesday accused the military in Basilan for “disturbing” their “honeymoon period” with Malacañang after its operations against the Abu Sayyaf supposedly killed some of their members.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA urged to stop attacks during Holy Week

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The military in Western Visayas on Tuesday called on the New People’s Army to stop its offensives and observe Holy Week.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LPA lingers, may dump rain in Southern PH

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Project NOAH satellite image as of 7:30 am, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Visayas will have cloudy skies with moderate heavy rains and thunderstorms that may cause flashfloods and landslides, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

13 cops in Atimonan shooting ordered dismissed

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A member of the National Bureau of Investigation forensic team examines marks left by a hail of bullets that hit this SUV and another vehicle, and killed all 13 onboard, including police officers and soldiers. Most of the bullets were believed to have been fired by a police-military team stationed at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Thirteen policemen, including Police Superintendent Hansel Marantan, were ordered dismissed by the Philippine National Police in connection with the Atimonan massacre in January last year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Yellow alert up in Samar as LPA approaches

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Project NOAH satellite image as of 1:00 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014

The weather bureau placed Western and Eastern Samar on yellow alert midday Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Death toll in Basilan clashes rises to 7

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Deaths from the sporadic clashes between the government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan on Friday rose to seven while the number of injured rose to 28.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

20 soldiers wounded in clash with Sayyaf in Basilan

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Twenty soldiers from the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion were wounded in a series of encounters with Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan early Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP denies taking P1.5M from Tiamzons

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military on Thursday denied the claim of captured communist leaders– Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma, that the government forces took their P1.5M when they were arrested in Cebu last month.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Domeng’ weaker, but will still dump rains

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MT Satellite image April 10, 2014, 9:01 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

Tropical depression Domeng weakened into a low pressure area but will still bring rains, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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