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  • Candidates for new Supreme Court justice down to 7

    June 23, 2017 9:39 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council released the names of the final nominees for Supreme Court associate justice, who will replace retiring magistrate Bienvenido Reyes. Among seven names on the shortlist are current magistrates of the Court of Appeals whose order directing the House of Representatives to release Ilocos Norte officials

  • Strong indications Omar Maute dead – military

    June 23, 2017 8:37 AM 5

    MARAWI CITY – The military on Friday said it got strong indications that Omarkhayyam Maute has been killed in one of the clashes here between soldiers and Maute gunmen. “Our report is that he was killed in one of the four conflict areas that we have been talking about (Barangays Lilod, Raya Madaya, Marinaut and Bangolo),” Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, the spokesperson

  • NBA: Embiid asks teammate Simmons to dunk over Ball next season

    June 23, 2017 7:19 AM 5

    Lonzo Ball has yet to log in a second in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but he already has a huge mission placed on his back. Shortly after being taken second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo’s outspoken father, LaVar, took over the spotlight and guaranteed that his son would take the team to the playoffs next year. As the patriarch

  • Pascua's familiarity with coach Shaq works wonders for Cignal vs Petron

    June 23, 2017 6:55 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines – Cignal HD Spikers head coach George Pascua employed to his advantage his familiarity of Petron head coach Shaq delos Santos. “Si coach Shaq medyo familiar sa akin yung diskarte niya,” Pascua said after their victory against the Delos Santos-mentored Petron, 11-25, 25-23, 29-27, 26-24, in the 2017 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino

  • ADF to assist Philippines in fight against IS

    June 23, 2017 5:38 AM 4

    An AP-3C Orion from the Royal Australian Air Force during Exercise Kakadu 2016. Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the government of the Philippines has accepted an Australian offer of two Australian Defence Force AP-3C Orion aircraft to provide surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The aircraft is fitted with a variety

  • JBC includes Marawi-born magistrate in shortlist for SC vacancy

    June 23, 2017 5:38 AM 5

    A Court of Appeals (CA) associate justice who hails from Marawi City, the area currently under siege by the Maute group, is one of the shortlisted candidates for associate justice of the Supreme Court (SC). Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao, who was born on Dec. 27, 1963 in Marawi City, is among the seven candidates for the position of SC associate justice

  • Maute, BIFF terrorists in likely tactical alliance—military

    June 23, 2017 5:15 AM 8

    In this March 7, 2016 file photo, soldiers from the Philippine Marines capture a camp believed held by the local terror ISIS-inspired clan, the Maute Group, in Lanao del Sur (FILE PHOTO BY JEOFFREY MAITEM / INQUIRER MINDANAO) (Updated, 2:23 p.m.) The military on Friday said a tactical alliance between the Maute Group and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom

  • Malaysian financier in Marawi siege believed to be dead

    June 23, 2017 3:34 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines — The military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. Gen. Eduardo Año told The Associated Press on Friday that Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad was wounded in the fighting in Marawi

  • Malaysian financier of Marawi siege believed killed—AFP

    June 23, 2017 3:22 AM 4

    The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. Gen. Eduardo Año told The Associated Press on Friday that Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad was wounded in the fighting in Marawi last month

  • Caloocan drug suspect killed in shootout with cops

    June 23, 2017 2:22 AM 4

    A still unidentified man was killed in a shootout with the police following an anti-drug bust in Caloocan City early morning Friday, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said. Rolly Sibu, an official of Barangay (village) 176 in Bagong Silang, Caloocan, said they alerted the police that a house in Phase 4 was a drug den. During the buy-bust operation, five of the suspects