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FBI Releases Study on Active Shooter Incidents

FBI Releases Study on Active Shooter Incidents

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a study on active shooter incidents over a decade. The study, with the title “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013”, also found that there has been a steady rise of active shooter incidents per year. The study began...

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VACC Files Plunder, Graft Charges Against Purisima

Anti-crime group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) filed plunder and graft charges against Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima before the Office of the Ombudsman. VACC Chairman Dante Jimenez filed the raps against Purisima Monday. He accused Purisima of filing a fabricated Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for...

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Disarming of MILF Rebels Starts

KUALA LUMPUR – The difficult process of disarming rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end. The negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on Saturday to discuss the disarmament process, key to ending the...

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1,000 Fighters from Asia Join IS Group

WASHINGTON – About 1,000 volunteers from the Asia-Pacific region have sought to join the Islamic State group, a senior military officer said Thursday. Admiral Samuel Locklear, who oversees American forces across Asia as head of Pacific Command, gave the estimate a day after the United States pushed for a resolution committing major powers to block...

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Abu Sayyaf Threatens to Behead German Hostages

Militant group Abu Sayyaf has threatened to behead two German hostages it abducted last April unless Germany pays a P250-million ($5.62 million) ransom and stops supporting US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. According to a report on terrorist activity-monitoring website SITE Intelligence group, the Abu Sayyaf Group posted...

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Martial Law Victims Have 7 Weeks Left to File Claims

There are only seven weeks left for Martial Law victims to file reparations claims before the Human Rights Victims Claims Board. However, the board admits it does not have enough manpower to attend to all the claimants. At present claims board’s offices around the country are swamped with applications. The board reminded claimants that processing...

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Monsoon Rains and TS “Mario” Affect Metro Manila & Other Areas

Metro Manila and nearby provinces have experienced heavy flooding caused by strong rains brought by the southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm (TS) MARIO (Fung-Wong) Friday, September 19. The combined effect of the southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm MARIO has brought moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon. The heavy...

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Flood Bulletin

As tropical storm ‘Mario’ and the southwest monsoon continue to bring heavy rains across Metro Manila and nearby provinces, several areas have been flooded. MMDA has released a list of flooded areas. Motorists are advised to take precaution and avoid these areas. EDSA 6:12 a.m.: Fema Rd. Gutter Deep 6:12 a.m.: Dario Bridge Gutter Deep...