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Maguindanao massacre convictions by 2016

Maguindanao massacre

The Philippines is aiming to speed up convictions in the country’s worst political massacre to ensure justice amid fears the trial could drag on for years, the country’s top justice official said.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Pablo’ reduces PH farmers to beggars

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The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco’s banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha), which left him destitute in seconds.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Victims beg for food after deadly ‘Pablo’

TWISTED steel and bare beams are all that are left of the public transportation terminal in Compostela town, which was one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” GERMELINA LACORTE

Desperate families begged for food Sunday, days after a typhoon brought death and destruction to parts of a southern Philippine island, as the storm returned to the north of the country.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7 dead, 50,000 flee homes as ‘Pablo’ rages

Power goes off and several roads are rendered impassable due to fallen trees and electricity posts as Typhoon Pablo roars over Mindanao Tuesday. DENNIS JAY SANTOS/INQUIRER

Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha) killed at least seven people in the Philippines on Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit the country this year forced more than 50,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters, officials said.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippine peace plan offers economic hope


Joey Peneza plants palm trees on his farm in the southern Philippines with fresh optimism, buoyed by a peace pact he hopes will finally see the violence-plagued region prosper.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »