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Mayor seeks probe of P250M ransom

UNDATED photo from the private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on Sept. 23 is reported to show members of the Abu Sayyaf who had held captive two German nationals released allegedly after payment of a P250-million ransom. AFP/SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP

The mayor of the Sulu capital town Jolo is calling for an investigation of the alleged involvement of government officials in the payment of a P250-million ransom for the release of two German nationals who had been held captive by the crime group Abu Sayyaf, which has links to the international terror network al-Qaida.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

A school garden to remember the dead

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THE GARDEN of Remembrance inside San Joaquin Central School in Palo town, Leyte province, where pupils pray for their    classmates and friends who perished  during “Yolanda’s” fury. Photo by Joey Gabieta

Every time 12-year-old Christine Ong misses her best friend, she goes to a garden inside her school’s compound in Palo town, Leyte.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

P90M debt imperils Iloilo City electric supply

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ARTIST’S rendering of the Iloilo Convention Center FROM ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

The city, which is preparing to host several meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation next year, is unable to pay close to P90 million in electric bills and may lose its power connection if these remain unpaid.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Man, 103, walks barefoot for P50 aid

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Centenarian Terso Alferes traveled for 50 kilometers from Toledo City to Cebu City, walked barefoot due to a throbbing wound in the toe, and lost P400 to a pickpocket. All these he endured just to get an answer to a nagging question: Why has he not been receiving P50 in monthly financial assistance from the province unlike his relatives?

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Red tide, coal shipment have no link, says firm

Sual town in Pangasinan

An official of the company that owns the coal-fired power plant in Sual, Pangasinan, on Thursday said ships delivering coal to the plant via the Lingayen Gulf had nothing to do with the red tide occurrences in the province’s coastal areas.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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