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  • 2 Rangers killed, 3 wounded in North Cotabato NPA ambush

    March 15, 2014 8:04 AM 33

    By: Jaime Sinapit, March 15, 2014 3:28 PM MANILA, Philippines -- Two elite Army soldiers were killed and three others wounded when New People’s Army guerrillas ambushed troops of the 12th Scout Ranger Company in Magpet town, North Cotabato Saturday morning. It was the latest incident involving the communist NPA this week, which began

  • 2 killed in boat collision off Cavite, 9 still missing

    March 15, 2014 3:14 AM 11

    By: Saul E. Pa-a, Philippines News Agency March 15, 2014 9:12 AM CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Two persons were killed when two boats collided off Cavite waters late Wednesday night, belated reports from authorities said. As of posting time Friday, joint search and rescue team of police, coast guard, marine corps, maritime, and Cavite disaster

  • Northeast monsoon affects Luzon

    March 14, 2014 4:18 PM 6

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us the situation: Use #weatheralert and tag@rapplerdotcom. MANILA, Philippines – A northeast monsoon is affecting Luzon, bringing strong to gale force winds in parts of the island, state weather bureau PAGASA said. The 24-hour weather forecast, meanwhile, predicts that on Saturday, March 15, Cagayan Valley

  • Court bars Arroyo birthday visit to Pampanga

    March 14, 2014 1:28 PM 6

    The court cited Nucum's testimony in rejecting Arroyo's plea. “According to her, accused Arroyo, while not very well, is also not very sick. She, therefore, recommends that 'constant family bonding interaction should be encouraged since it is still the key to her overall wellness and treatment.'” It explained: “The court is not aware of any prohibition

  • Philippines, Muslim rebels to sign peace treaty on March 27

    March 14, 2014 11:37 AM 11

    MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines and Muslim rebels are to sign a treaty on March 27 to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest rebellions, a senior aide to President Benigno Aquino said on Friday. The terms of the deal, completed in January after drawn-out talks, would see the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) disband its 12,000-member guerrilla force

  • GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27

    March 14, 2014 10:59 AM

    COTABATO CITY � Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday confirmed that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be signed on March 27. �After 17 long years of arduous negotiations, we are finally arriving at a political

  • PROMOTION OR DEMOTION? UNA smells something 'fishy' about Delfin Lee captor's reassignment

    March 14, 2014 9:18 AM 11

    By: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, with reports from Roices Naguit, News5 March 14, 2014 5:11 PM MANILA, Philippines -- The opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday said "something smells fishy" over the sudden removal from the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s Task Force Tugis of the senior police official who led the arrest

  • Binay's convoy vehicle falls off ravine in Ifugao; 4 hurt

    March 14, 2014 7:17 AM 41

    MANILA, Philippines - Four people were injured after a vehicle in Vice President Jejomar Binay's convoy fell off a ravine in Banaue, Ifugao on Friday afternoon. The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group identified the injured victims as Sgts. Danilo Tamo, Alexander Sicat, Corporal Alexander Solis and VIP photographer Ramon Campita. They were brought

  • No Filipino casualties in New York building explosion, collapse - consulate

    March 14, 2014 3:52 AM 13

    By: News5 | Pots de Leon, March 13, 2014 4:42 PM MANILA - The Philippine Consulate in New York said no Filipinos were among the casualties in the collapse of a building that exploded from a gas leak and caught fire Wednesday in New York's Harlem area, and that a check showed there are no Filipino residents in that building. At least four people

  • Santiago: Put Napoles in ordinary jail or ‘enhanced facility’ she paid for

    March 14, 2014 2:40 AM 5

    “President Aquino should save public funds by compelling a detention prisoner like Napoles to Make a choice between ordinary stay in jail at government expense, or stay in an enhanced facility at the prisoner’s own expense,” Santiago said. She said American courts have upheld “pay-for-stay” programs in such states as Texas, California, New York, Illinois