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Activist shot, wounded after anti-pork forum in Tagum City

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A peasant organizer was shot and wounded by still unidentified gunmen on Monday afternoon after he attended the launching of the People’s Initiative Against Pork (PIAP).

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A dose of their own medicine


More than 1,000 soldiers have been assigned to Western Mindanao to augment troops going after Abu Sayyaf bandits who earlier threatened to behead one of two German hostages, if their government fails to pay the ransom.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Congress urged to probe Abra clash


Congress is looking into allegations that government soldiers violated the rules of engagement when they clashed on Sept. 4 and 5 with communist rebels in Lacub town in Abra province.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court asked to move Palparan to regular Metro jail

THE AFP CUSTODIAL Center in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, is the new home of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., who is facing criminal charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the 2006 disappearance of two students from the University of the Philippines. RAFFY LERMA

The families of missing University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan asked a Bulacan court on Thursday to transfer retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. from a military facility to an ordinary jail in Metro Manila while he stands trial for the kidnapping of their daughters.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Inside Bicutan in time of worse than cholera

Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City,

There’s a definite kind of stirring that accompanies chow time everywhere and you sense it in this very private place even though, for lunch today, they’re only having some old-fashioned bachoy. They could be any of the stew-happy big families living down your block except that they’re extraordinarily big (104 of them) and they’ve been in the news and they live in Block G of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »