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‘Negros 9’: Work for poor continues

THE SO-CALLED “Negros Nine”: Fr. Brian Gore (seated, from left), Fr. Vicente Dangan and Fr.  Niall O’Brien with the six lay leaders were detained at the Negros Occidental provincial jail on trumped-up charges in 1983. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Collectively, they were called the “Negros Nine”—three missionary priests and six lay leaders who were wrongly accused of killing a municipal mayor and his companions in Negros Occidental province in the twilight of the Marcos dictatorship in the ’80s.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Council woman wounded, bro killed in Batangas shooting

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A municipal councilor was wounded while her brother was killed on the spot when they were fired upon at a gasoline station in Lipa City by men on a motorocycle, police said Friday.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Village watchman killed, colleague hurt by hitman in Quezon City


A barangay (village) watchman was killed while his colleague was hurt when a motorcycle-riding gunman shot at their vehicle as they were patrolling a Quezon City neighborhood early Tuesday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cops probing journalist Nilo Baculo’s slay tagged in graft raps filed by him

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Members of a police task force, formed to investigate the killing of journalist Nilo Baculo Sr., were themselves respondents in criminal and civil suits filed by the crusading journalist in the past two decades, Baculo’s lawyer and family said on Thursday.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao City offers P1.3M for info leading to capture of King’s killers


Police announced on Tuesday that the reward for information that would lead to the capture of suspects in the killing of businessman Richard King has been raised to P1.3 million, only days after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and the victim’s family offered a P500,000 bounty.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »