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Zamboanga City rehab seems to be ‘too slow’

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said rehabilitation efforts in the city, particularly a resettlement program for residents displaced by a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the armed government response, were moving slowly.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace: Security tightened to counter alleged terror attack on papal visit

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday said that the Philippine government is beefing up its security preparations ahead of the five-day papal and state visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

In this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, citizen journalism image provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, rebels from al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, sit on a truck full of ammunition at Taftanaz air base, that was captured by the rebels in Idlib province, northern Syria. AP

A United Nations (UN) panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida is recommending new sanctions that would authorize the seizure of tanker trucks carrying oil from areas in Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group or the Nusra Front.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Catapang honors wounded soldiers, brings karaoke set to troops in Zamboanga

AFP awards

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Tuesday handed out combat medals to 28 soldiers who were wounded in battle against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu last Nov. 14.

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

Bomb kills 1, wounds 16 in North Cotabato

Kabacan, North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — A bomb exploded on a pedestrian overpass in a southern Philippine town threatened by Muslim rebels in the past, killing a student and wounding 16 others late Sunday, police and military officials said. Soldiers defused two other bombs near the scene of the first blast in the farming town of Kabacan in […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »