Month: June 2012

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Cop, two ex-MILF arrested for arms trafficking

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested a policeman assigned in Sulu and two former members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao for dealing an array of military-grade weapons including 50 caliber sniper rifle and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG). CIDG Chief Police Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr. said the recent...

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Military captures 6 NPA rebels

The military has arrested six members of the New People’s Army Tuesday (June 26) in San Luis, Agusan del Sur. They were believed to be part of the series of attacks on mining firms in the area. Regional military spokesman, Major Eugene Osias, said the rebels were apprehended at a checkpoint in the village of...

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Four dead from lightning strike

Four more people have died due to lightning strikes just this week. The four casualties were reported from separate incidents in Palawan, Rizal, and Biliran said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on said Wednesday (June 27). The two fatalities from Palawan were identified as Toto Ranis and Jomar Dilao, both from...

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‘Dindo’ to hit Northern Luzon

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 7 a.m. Thursday (June 28), tropical Storm ‘Dindo’ has been estimated at 240 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan. ‘Dindo’ has maximum winds of 75 kph and is moving west northwest at 19 kph approaching extreme northern Luzon. The weather system is to...

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PNP bids out short firearm requirements

The Philippine National Police will conduct one of the largest public bidding on Thursday (June 28) to fill up 100 percent of its short firearm requirements. The bidding, through the agency’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), will take place at 2 p.m. at the PNP National Headquarters Main Conference Room in Camp Crame, Quezon City....

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Mother picking up son from school killed

An unidentified gunman shot a woman Tuesday (June 26) who had just picked up her son from a day care center in Tondo, Manila. Authorities identified the victim as Gina Castillo, 40, who died on the spot. Her five-year-old son was grazed by a bullet and was rushed to Mary Johnston hospital for treatment. Police...

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40 governors to challenge Aquino’s mining policy

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has claimed at least 40 anti-mining governors will challenge the Aquino administration’s new mining policy before the Supreme Court once President Benigno Aquino III signs it. Local government executives will oppose the mining policy because it shall put them in an adversarial position to the national government. Furthermore, it would also...

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Military and NPA clash in Davao del Sur

Following a clash with government troops, three alleged members of the New People’s Army were killed on Saturday (June 23). The clash occurred in Jose Abad Santos town in Davao del Sur at around 7 a.m. as tribal residents in the area reported the presence of government troops to nearby NPA guerrillas according to Lieutenant...

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ASG member in Dos Palmas kidnapping arrested

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has apprehended a militant suspected of being involved in the beheading of an American tourist by the Abu Sayyaf group back in 2001. Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Chief Samuel Pagdilao said Alawie Pasihul was arrested Thursday (June 21) in Zamboanga City near Basilan. In May 2001, American Guillermo Sobero,...

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Aquino orders probe on sea incident

President Aquino has ordered an investigation into the reported ramming incident allegedly by a Chinese vessel that killed a Filipino fisherman adding that the government may file charges against the owner of said vessel once the investigation is completed. “We are gathering all the necessary evidence — we are not accusing anybody at this point,”...