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An 89-year-old “balikbayan” was charred to death during a fire that razed 30 houses in Upper Purok 3, Barangay Kamputhaw, late on Sunday, fire officials said.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release hostage

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Saturday freed an employee of the Jolo Water District in Sulu, whom they had held captive for 59 days.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 civilians injured in Abu Sayaff attack in Sulu

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Three civilians were wounded when heavily-armed Abu Sayyaf bandits swooped down on a populated community in Patikul, Sulu on Friday, authorities told the Inquirer by phone on Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sulu residents plan rally against abductions

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Saying they were fed up with the kidnappings, a group of residents of Sulu are planning a march and rally on Friday to demand that the government put end to the uncontrolled abductions, often for ransom, that have plagued the province for years.

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

Killing of Zamboanga City judge linked to grenade attack in Sulu — police

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The killing of Regional Trial Court Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr. is linked to a controversial case of family feud in Sulu that spilled over in this city.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf frees abducted teacher in Sulu

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Less than a day after the abduction, the Abu Sayyaf released its captive Thursday.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Retired prosecutor, brod shot dead in Sulu

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Even as the judiciary is still shocked by the Feb. 28 killing of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr., a retired state prosecutor was gunned down in Indanan town, Sulu province, on Monday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ex-prosecutor, brother gunned down in Sulu

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Even as members of the judiciary here were still in shock following the Feb. 28 killing of Regional Trial Court Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr., a former government prosecutor was gunned down along with a brother while they were burying a sister of theirs in Indanan, Sulu, on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen abduct 2 children, nanny, driver in Jolo

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The Philippine military says gunmen have abducted two children, their nanny and a driver while on the way to school in the restive southern region notorious for ransom kidnappings by Islamic militants.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MNLF help sought for release of kidnapped minister

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The Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a religious missionary group that has priests in the strife-torn province of Sulu, has asked the Moro National Liberation Front to help secure the release of one of its lay ministers and his wife who were abducted in Jolo town Sunday.

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

Engineer, wife abducted in Sulu

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An engineer and his wife were kidnapped in Jolo, Sulu, on Sunday morning.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bird club appeals for freedom of 2 Europeans kidnapped 2 years ago

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The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines has appealed to the kidnappers of bird watchers Ewold Horn and Lorenzo Vinciguerra to free them.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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