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18, including 3 Ampatuans, fall in Cotabato City drug bust

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COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Anti-narcotics agents arrested here Thursday morning 18 persons, three of them members of the Ampatuan clan, who were allegedly engaged in the illegal drugs trade during a raid on their hideout here, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.

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

Suspected Abu Sayyaf man nabbed in Zamboanga City for teachers’ kidnapping

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A suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit involved in the 2009 kidnapping of three teachers from Sacol Island had been captured by government security forces and law enforcers in Barangay (village) Talabaan here during a raid around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte vows to find real person behind ‘rice smuggler David Tan’

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vowed to track down the real person behind alleged rice smuggler David Tan, the name tagged behind rice smuggling not only in Davao City but in the country as a whole but which has turned out to be fictitious.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights group calls killings of PH journalists a ‘national catastrophe’

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The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Aquino administration to declare as “national catastrophe” the killings of journalists, which “threaten civil liberties.”

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PDEA agents seize P2M shabu, arrest 2 in Iloilo buy-bust

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The operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized P2 million worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” in a buy-bust operation in Oton town in Iloilo Wednesday evening.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Central Visayas police on lookout for 141 jail escapees from Leyte

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A JAIL guard and a policeman pin down three unidentified inmates of the Tacloban City jail who tried to escape amid the chaos that followed the landfall of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” CDN FILE PHOTO

More than a hundred prisoners from the jails in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte, who bolted prison at the height of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last November 8 have kept police in Central Visayas on alert.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More cops flying in to stop looting in Tacloban

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The Philippine National Police yesterday said it would fly in more policemen to areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” amid reports of unbridled looting of commercial establishments by desperate residents searching for food and water.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Regions | Read More »

Cops, soldiers dispatched to Tacloban, other Visayas towns to stop looting

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Authorities appealed for calm, on Sunday, amid reports of widespread looting in commercial establishments by desperate survivors looking for food and basic necessities in Tacloban City and other towns in Western and Eastern Visayas battered by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker eyes bill regulating drones in PH

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Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said it might be high time to pass a bill monitoring and regulating the use of drones in the country because of the number of accidents involving these hi-tech devices.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino declares Zamboanga City crisis over soon, jets for Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III said on Sunday the crisis in Zamboanga City could be over, as he announced that charges would filed against Nur Misuari, the founding chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) whose men launched the attack two weeks ago.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PDEA agent shot dead in Cebu City

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An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) was shot dead by a lone gunman on Saturday night while he was on his way to pick up his pregnant wife at a gathering.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DA building cases vs rice smugglers, hoarders, says Alcala

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala warned illegal rice smugglers on Monday they would face charges for mobilizing people to line up at government rice outlets and create an artificial rice shortage.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PNP chief to do ‘random checks’ on police commanders nationwide

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Commanders of Philippine National Police (PNP) units in the regional, provincial, city and municipal levels should expect random calls from the country’s police chief in the wake of the bombing in Cagayan de Oro City that left six people dead and 48 others hurt.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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