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Wounded, mentally ill man detained for Belmonte ambush freed

Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Police authorities in Misamis Oriental arrested a man, who had a wound in the thigh, on suspicion of being involved in the Dec. 11 ambush on Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr., only to free him later.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ambush kills 3, wounds Iligan lawmaker

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Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

“It was political,” Iligan City lone district Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte said on Thursday when asked what could be the motive behind Thursday afternoon’s ambush here that injured him and killed his two drivers and two police escorts.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Villagers, plywood firm fight over right of way; Zambo City execs urged to mediate


A councilor here has proposed that Mayor Isabel Climaco-Salazar and Representative Celso Lobregat intervene in the road right-of-way problem involving residents of Barangay Recodo and plywood-maker, Dacon.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police: Guard kills Christian lawmaker in Pakistan

A Pakistani investigator examines a crater caused by a deadly explosion at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, May 24, 2014. A bomb exploded in a supermarket parking lot at about 2 a.m. Saturday, killing a guard and wounding a passer-by, police officer Chaudhry Abid said. AP/Anjum Naveed

A guard for a provincial Christian lawmaker shot and killed the legislator during a meeting Saturday in southwest Pakistan, police said.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

A Somali police officer  looks at the wreckage of the car in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April, 21, 2014. . A Somali police official said a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in the car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday. Capt. Mohamed Yusuf  said Monday that Isaq Mohamed Rino was killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne neighborhood. The blast also wounded another lawmaker, Mohamed Ali, who was traveling with Rino in the car. AP

Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator Monday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »