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Bishop asks gov’t to check reports ISIS recruited Filipino fighters

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

A Catholic prelate has expressed concern over reports that several Filipinos from Davao City were recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NPA rebels burn light plane, warehouse


Suspected communist guerrillas burned a small plane used for aerial agricultural spraying and a warehouse near an airstrip in Agusan del Norte in their latest attack, police said Sunday.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands still in evacuation center 11 months after Zamboanga siege

A young evacuee, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels, shelters from the scorching heat as others queue up for food distribution at an evacuation centre inside a sports complex in Zamboanga, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 20, 2013. Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on September 20 as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of the major city and believed to be holding hostages.      AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Eleven months after Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces tried to occupy the city, the residents displaced by the conflict still do not know if government has a clear housing plan for them.

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

Security concerns delay Palparan transfer to Bulacan jail


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Wednesday said retired General Jovito Palparan cannot be immediately transferred to the Bulacan Provincial Jail despite orders from the Malolos, Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Samar governor cites anti-insurgency gains


After more than four decades of battling communist rebels in Samar, the governor of this impoverished province announced on Monday that the efforts had reached a step close to a complete rout.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »