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9 die in Negros Occidental ambush

DEAD SPOT The bodies of nine people, including a policeman, lay on the ground and on the truck after they were ambushed  by heavily armed men in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental. Nine others were reportedly wounded. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PNP

Gunmen hiding in a sugarcane field ambushed early Sunday a truckload of policemen and village guards, killing nine and wounding nine others in a hinterland village at La Castellana town, 28 kilometers south of here.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in strong quake rises to 40

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MAP of the Philippines locating the epicenter of a 6.8-magnitude quake Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

At least 40 persons, including a nine-year-old girl, died in Negros Oriental during the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the province and other areas shortly before noon Monday, local authorities here said.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »