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Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Civilians inspect the site of a massive bomb attack in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 9, 2014. A suicide car bomber set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike in violence since last April, with the death toll climbing to its highest levels since the worst of the country’s sectarian bloodletting in 2006-2008. The U.N. says 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February of this year. (AP Photo/Str)

Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suspected NPA men raid mayor’s house in Davao Occidental

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Mayor Jimmy Joyce of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, carting away firearms.

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

Manobos inspired by Pacquiao win to keep on fighting for peace

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Sitting on a branch of a mango tree inside an evacuation center here, Manobo lumad Tuanob Talugmamo was all eyes on the screen as he watched Manny Pacquiao’s boxing bout with Timothy Bradley.

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

2 soldiers, 5 militants die in Basilan clashes

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At least two soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in clashes on a southern island province, the military said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Basilan clashes rises to 7

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Deaths from the sporadic clashes between the government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan on Friday rose to seven while the number of injured rose to 28.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 dead, 20 hurt in Basilan clash

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Philippine troops launched an assault against Abu Sayyaf extremists in the south early Friday and sporadic clashes have left at least three militants dead and 20 soldiers wounded, officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

20 soldiers wounded in clash with Sayyaf in Basilan

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Twenty soldiers from the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion were wounded in a series of encounters with Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan early Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzons claim captors took P1.5M from them

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Captured communist leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife, Wilma, claimed military and police personnel made off with some P1.5 million in cash intended for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda when they were arrested in Cebu last month.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao militant group slammed for anti-military propaganda

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The military accused a militant group called PASAKA for making it appear that soldiers abused the residents in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Seoul says crashed ‘drone’ likely from North Korea

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South Korea said Wednesday it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea leader warns of ‘very grave’ situation

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire and Pyongyang threaten a new nuclear test.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ayungin Marines get medals, haircut, 2-week vacation for bravery, endurance

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AYUNGIN DEFENDERS. Marine 1st Lt.Mike Pelotera and members of his platoon salute the national flag during the ceremony for outgoing security personnel of the BRP Sierra Madre at Naval Forces West headquarters in Puerto Princesa City on Monday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

For their bravery—maybe endurance should be added—they received bronze medals, a haircut and a shave, and two weeks for rest and recreation.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: PMA reforms needed following Cudia case

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He still hasn’t decided on the case of dismissed Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia, but President Benigno Aquino III on Monday admitted that the institution is in need of reforms.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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