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Suspected gunman in Zamboanga City judge slay arrested

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Police have arrested the alleged gunman in the killing of Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr. over the weekend, more than a week after he was shot dead in front of his house in Zamboanga City.

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

Aquino makes pitch for gender equality

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President Benigno Aquino III. MALACANANG FILE PHOTO

To mark International Women’s Day on Saturday, Malacañang vowed to strengthen measures to combat violence against women and provide more opportunities for gender equality and empowerment.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Basilan town vice mayor freed by kidnappers

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Police say a southern town vice mayor who was reportedly abducted outside a shopping mall earlier this week has been released.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Fearless Zamboanga City judge shot dead

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Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr. handled many controversial cases involving politicians, suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and policemen, and can even be considered a pillar of the Philippine justice system, according to people who knew him well.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Chief Justice Sereno orders Zamboanga City court to coordinate with police over judge’s slay

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday has ordered Zamboanga City court officials to coordinate closely with police to speed up the investigation surrounding the death of Judge Reynerio Estacio.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Judge shot dead in Zamboanga City

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A motorcycle-riding gunman shot dead a Regional Trial Court judge in Zamboanga City early Friday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5 police heroes in Zamboanga siege given posthumous recognition

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The National Police Commission confirmed on Tuesday the posthumous recognition conferred by the Philippine National Police to five “police heroes” killed during the armed conflict between the government forces and Moro rebels in Zamboanga city last September 2013.

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

Death continues to hound Zamboanga siege refugees

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Nearly five months after surviving the battle for Zamboanga between Moro rebels and government forces last September, death continues to stalk residents who lost their homes in the three weeks of fighting and are now housed in a refugee camp.

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

60 die in Zamboanga City shelters

GOVERNMENT officials inspect a village in Zamboanga City ravaged by fighting between terrorists and government soldiers in September last year. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

At least 60 survivors of the terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari on this city did not survive diseases in evacuation centers that housed villagers displaced by weeks of fighting between the terrorists and government forces.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cops find headless bodies

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Police found the remains of eight men who had been decapitated on a banca off Barangay Manicahan here Friday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Eight headless bodies turn up in boat off Zamboanga village

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Police announced Saturday they have recovered the bodies of eight decapitated men from a boat found floating off the village of Manicahan on Zamboanga’s outskirts on Friday.

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

Zamboanga folk see benefits of firecracker ban

A CUSTOMER tries out a horn being sold on the streets of Davao City, one of the cities in Mindanao that is enforcing a ban on firecrackers. BING GONZALES/INQUIRER MINDANAO

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Fifteen-year old Christine Vidad wants the ban on firecrackers here to stay for a good reason—she earns from it.   The ban on firecrackers helped raise Vidad’s earnings from selling paper horns, or torotot.   The equation is simple for the teenager—no firecrackers equals more torotot.   “People are buying more torotot because firecrackers [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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