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Rebels dispute report all they got from mayor’s home were shotguns

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Communist rebels said they got more than just shotguns in Sunday’s raid on the house of Mayor James Joyce of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Davao Occidental, which they said proved that the local executive was a warlord.

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

DPWH exec, husband gunned down in Tagum

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An unidentified gunman shot and killed an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways and her husband outside the couple’s home here on Monday night, police said Tuesday.

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

DENR tells LGU to turn over crocodile to care facility

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Kidapawan City has called on the local government here to turn over the freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday afternoon.

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

Suspected NPA men raid mayor’s house in Davao Occidental

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Mayor Jimmy Joyce of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, carting away firearms.

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

2 kidnap, gunrunning suspects killed in Zamboanga City

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Two kidnapping and gun-running suspects were killed, while six others, including a police officer, were arrested in a raid that ended in a shootout here early Monday.

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

Manobos inspired by Pacquiao win to keep on fighting for peace

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Sitting on a branch of a mango tree inside an evacuation center here, Manobo lumad Tuanob Talugmamo was all eyes on the screen as he watched Manny Pacquiao’s boxing bout with Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishers who caught 8-foot crocodile want P40,000 cash for the beast

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

A group of fishermen caught a crocodile in the village of Dunguan here on Saturday but demanded P40,000 in cash in exchange for turning over the beast to authorities, local officials said.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro draft law ready for Aquino

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. AP FILE PHOTO

The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Sakurab’ wafts way to empowerment

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Potra Hadji Karim beams with pride at her “sakurab” harvest. KARLOS MANLUPIG

A meal in a Maranao household in Lanao del Sur province is not really complete without the tasty and spicy “palapa,” an appetizer that according to tradition, should be prepared with love using “sakurab,” or white scallions, ginger and chili.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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“Palapa,” a dish common in Lanao del Sur province and which will not be complete without “sakurab”. KARLOS MANLUPIG

“Sakurab” is an herb with long, hollow green leaves. Unlike ordinary onions, the sakurab has a smaller bulb and a less pungent smell.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro peace pact to boost tourism sector in Central Mindanao

AN ESTIMATED 6,000 Bangsamoro supporters join a prayer rally in Banggolo,Marawi City, on Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The tourism industry in Central Mindanao, which had suffered in times of clashes between Moro rebels and government security forces, would be among sectors expected to benefit from the recently-signed peace deal, the region’s tourism director said.

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

NPA rebels attack Apex Mining compound in Compostela Valley

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Communist rebels on Thursday attacked a big mining firm in Maco, Compostela Valley, burning vehicles and equipment, police and local officials said.

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

Abuse cases on the rise in Zambo shelters

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Janiya (not her real name) gave birth a week ago to a frail and weak baby boy while still recuperating from serious burns and scalds that her husband had inflicted.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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