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Enraged Security Guard Shot Himself Dead after Shooting Spree

An enraged security guard being investigated for theft went on a shooting rampage, killing one of his coworkers and wounding two others before shooting himself dead past noon Wednesday in Sta. Cruz, Manila. According to reports from the Manila Police District’s (MPD) homicide division, Fernando Cano started shooting at his coworkers in Chain Glass Enterprises...

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Soldier Hero Held Captive by NPA Freed After 133 Days

After being held captive by the New People’s Army for 133 days, Army soldier Private First Class Adonis Jess M. Lupiba has been set free Friday. In a turnover ceremony held in Barangay Kaulayanan, Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental, the 26-year-old soldier was turned over to officials of the local crisis committee headed by Gov. Yevgeny Vicente...

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Grenade Blast Injures 11 in Sultan Kudarat

A grenade explosion rocked Sultan Kudarat’s capitol grounds Saturday night injuring at least 15 people, the military reported. The blast took place around 8:20 p.m. along the national highway, just a few meters from the provincial gymnasium where the Executive Night festivity attended by hundreds of residents was being celebrated. The explosion happened on the...

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Abu Sayyaf Beheads Malaysian Captive in Sulu after Foiled Ransom Negotiations

Abu Sayyaf captive Bernard Then has been beheaded in Indanan, Sulu Tuesday afternoon, after foiled negotiations for his release, the military reported. Joint Task Group Sulu chief Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado confirmed that Then, a 39-year-old Malaysian, has been decapitated at about 4 p.m. in Barangay Taran in Indanan town. Arrojado said Then’s family failed...

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NCR road advisories for APEC leaders’ meet

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting (AELM) will be held in Manila from November 18 to 19, 2015. To minimize inconvenience to residents, the Philippine government earlier announced the dates as special non-working days. Rerouting schemes will also be put in place within Metro Manila. Motorists and the commuting public are advised to consider the...

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Heads Roll as Avsegroup Probes Personnel’s Involvement in Laglag-Bala Scheme

Senior Supt. Ricardo Layug Jr., chief of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) in National Capital Region, was relieved from his post on Saturday amid the controversial laglag-bala extortion scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He was replaced by Senior Supt. Adolfo Samala. Two other officials were also relieved, including Layug’s deputy....

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Abaya, Honrado, Two Others Face Administrative Raps for ‘Laglag-bala’ Scheme

An administrative complaint has been filed against Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado and two other officials in connection with the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme victimizing travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairman Dante...