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Thai election body urges delay in polls

An anti-government protester, second from left, prepares to throw back a tear gas canister fired by riot police near a sport stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, December 26, 2013. AP

Thailand’s Election Commission has urged the government to delay polls scheduled for February 2.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Husband of reelectionist barangay chief shot dead; hubby of rival bet sought

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A Facebook photo of Bethany Hospital in Tacloban City.

The husband of a reelectionist barangay chairwoman in a Leyte town was shot dead shortly after the balloting started Monday morning and police were now investigating the husband of the candidate running against the victim’s wife.

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

Aquino help sought vs Cagayan violence

Civic leaders in Cagayan are appealing to President Benigno Aquino III to step in and stop what they said is the continuing harassment that perceived rivals of a powerful political clan in the province are suffering from.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Top Davao Oriental councilor shot dead

The No. 1 elected councilor in this municipality was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday, but authorities were quick to rule out politics as the motive behind the murder.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2010 poll killings in Antique town remain unsolved

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THE NISSAN Pathfinder, one of the vehicles boarded by supporters of mayoral candidate  Gil Bandoja, is riddled with bullets allegedly fired by policemen manning a checkpoint along the national highway of Tibiao town, Antique, on May 9, 2010.   Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

On the eve of the May 10 elections in 2010, four supporters of a candidate for mayor were killed while five others were wounded when policemen opened fire at their vehicles in Tibiao town, Antique.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

This business of fixing Abra

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A bullet-riddled man whom Jose Galera found outside his house in Barangay (village) Sagap in Bangued, Abra, on Monday, Election Day, is a mystery that needs solving.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Priest’s bid to change Masbate fails

FR. LEO Casas in October last year, about six months before he treaded the difficult path of politics in a province where power corrupts and absolute power stays absolutely exclusive to a few     TONETTE T. OREJAS/Inquirer Central Luzon

LEGAZPI CITY—Catholic priest Fr. Leo Casas failed in his attempt to provide alternative politics to the island-province of Masbate long dominated by two political clans, as he trailed far, far behind his two opponents in the gubernatorial race won by the incumbent, Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete.   Lanete, of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) got 77,222 [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

De Lima orders probe into standoff at Revilla mansion

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday ordered National Bureau of Investigation Director Nonnatus Rojas to look into the circumstances surrounding the standoff at mansion of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in Cavite on Monday.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA admits killing Tarlac mayoral bet

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A leader of communist rebels operating in Central Luzon has admitted responsibility for the murder of a mayoral candidate in San Jose town in Tarlac last week.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Manila cops arrest 10 armed men bearing MNLF identification cards

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At least 10 men were arrested following an alleged shooting incident in Manila Monday afternoon, police said.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Palace official unhurt in gun attack in Cagayan

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Chief of presidential legislative liaison office Manuel Mamba: Probe Enrile.  PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

Unidentified men opened fire at a vehicle boarded by Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer Secretary Manuel Mamba in Cagayan, but no one was hurt, police said.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cavite police: Not enough evidence to link Senator Revilla to guns

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Cavite Police Provincial Office said there is not enough evidence to link Senator Ramon Bong Revilla to the firearms recovered outside the compound of the Revilla’s mansion in Cavite before dawn Monday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebel attacks on troops guarding machines rise

Two soldiers were killed while six others were wounded on Thursday when communist rebels attacked a military convoy delivering precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to a village in Tabuk City, Kalinga, reports from the Cordillera police said.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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