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Marawi under attack by Maute group

Marawi under attack by Maute group

Government security forces face off with Maute Group in Marawi City, in an attempt to issue warrant of arrest for Abu Sayyaf leader.   Updated, 08:19 p.m. Originally posted at 08:00 P.M. of 23 May 2017.   Members of the Maute Group, affiliated with the ISIS global terror group, have swarmed Marawi City following their...

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Suspected NPA rebels torch truck carrying sacks of rice

Suspected NPA rebels torch truck carrying sacks of rice

Six armed men aboard three motorcycles torched a 10-wheeler truck bearing sacks of rice in Davao del Sur. Matanao, Davao del Sur – Another incident of arson happened in Davao del Sur yesterday, 16 May 2017, when a truck carrying sacks of rice was burned by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members. The 10-wheeler wing...

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How to avoid summer job scams

How to avoid summer job scams

Now that you’re wary of job scams, here’s how you protect yourself from them. Being wary of the points outlined in our modus operandi overview on summer job scams should provide you with a firm foundation against being fooled by a bogus job offer. Four other things you can do are: Check out the supposed...

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Beware of summer job scams

Beware of summer job scams

This week’s modus operandi spotlight urges the public to be wary of job scams.   Scene of the crime: Advertisements and agencies. Plan of attack: You apply for a summer job and your prospective employer informs you that you’re hired, but before they can make a formal offer they have to do a background check....

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Last of Abu Sayyaf in Bohol clash killed

Last of Abu Sayyaf in Bohol clash killed

The last members of the Abu Sayyaf Group foiled in a terrorist act in Bohol have been killed in an encounter with the AFP and PNP.      Calape, Bohol – As of 5:50 P.M. of 15 May 2017, the two remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) involved in a foiled terrorist attack...

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Helicopter Crash in Tanay Leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Helicopter Crash in Tanay Leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Manila, Philippines – Tragedy struck on Thursday afternoon, 3 May 2017, when a Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter crashed in Tanay, Rizal leaving three military personnel dead and one injured. Col. Antonio Francisco, Philippine Air Force spokesperson, told the media that at around 3:00 p.m. a military helicopter had crashed in Sitio Hiltop in Tanay,...

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Balikatan Exercises 2017 to push through

Balikatan Exercises 2017 to push through

Manila, Philippines – United States military forces will once again train alongside Filipino troops in the 33rd iteration of the Balikatan Exercises (Balikatan) in Luzon and Visayas. The US Embassy stated on 24 April 2017 that the Philippine Government had invited the US military to train with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

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Masbate clash leaves three NPA dead

Masbate clash leaves three NPA dead

Legazpi City, Philippines – An encounter with troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines left three New People’s Army (NPA) rebels dead in Barangay San Antonio in Milagros, Masbate. On Saturday, 18 April 2017, the 2nd Infantry Battalion soldiers led by Capt. Jessie Cabangcala were verifying reports of the presence of armed men when...

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