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A Tale of Two Wives, Two Deaths

Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring, with growing alarm, two tragic stories of two women who shared the same fate – death, brutal, grisly death. As women, when we read about crimes committed against our fellow women, we have the propensity to feel the need for retribution. We instantly feel a tinge...

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ASG Sub-leader Mahmur Jupuri Killed in Sulu Encounter

Wanted Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader Mahmur Jupuri was killed by government troops in a military operation in Sulu, a military official said Wednesday. According to Colonel Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, Mahmur was neutralized in Brgy. Poblacion in Indanan town around 4:30 in the afternoon. Mahmur has outstanding warrants of arrest issued...

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Inaugural (ISC)² Security Congress APAC Established to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of SecureAsia Conference

Manila/Hong Kong, 15 July, 2015 — To mark the 10th anniversary of the (ISC)²® SecureAsia Conference, (ISC)², the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide with nearly 110,000 members, today announced that it will brand the 10th annual SecureAsia regional conference as (ISC)² Security Congress APAC 2015. Co-organized by (ISC)²,...

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Five Suspected Gang Members Killed in Bulacan Shootout

Five suspected members of a criminal group allegedly operating in Central Luzon were killed in an encounter with Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group 3 (PNP-HPG3) in Marilao, Bulacan on Sunday. According to Bulacan Provincial Police director Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, the suspects were aboard a black Nissan X-trail (XTU-414) and an unlicensed Yamaha...

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Army Chief Iriberri is AFP’s New Chief of Staff

Philippine Army commanding general Lieutenant General Hernando Iriberri has been named the new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff. Iriberri, the military’s 46th chief of staff, replaced outgoing AFP chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang who is retiring tomorrow, July 11, the day he turns 56, the mandatory age of retirement in the AFP....

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Typhoon Falcon Maintains Strength, to Exit PAR Friday Morning

Typhoon Falcon (international name “Chan-hom”) maintained strength before noon Thursday and is expected to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Friday morning, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 11 a.m. advisory. As of 10 a.m. today, Falcon was estimated at 795 km east-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes and expected to move...

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Class Suspensions for Thursday, July 9

Local government units in Metro Manila and several cities and municipalities in provinces affected by the prevailing weather condition have announced the suspension of classes in all levels in both public and private schools. METRO MANILA Caloocan City Las Piñas City Manila Makati City Malabon City Mandaluyong City Marikina City Muntinlupa City Navotas City Parañaque...

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NPA Rebels Bomb Dole Plantation in Compostela Valley

New People’s Army (NPA) rebels bombed a banana plantation of Dole Philippines, Inc. in Maragusan town, Compostela Valley province on Saturday evening, the military said. First Lieutenant Vergel Lacambra, public affairs officer of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said the rebels sneaked into the compound and detonated two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at a...

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Police Arrest Soldier, Two Others in Leyte for Gunrunning

Police operatives arrested three suspects for gunrunning over the weekend in separate sting operations in Jaro and Palo, Leyte. Arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group were Private First Class Dennis Cardenas of the Army’s Army 19th Infantry Battalion, and civilians Roel L. Fumar and Lenelito G. Liporada. Supt. Bowenn Joey Masauding, chief of...

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Military Foils NPA Plan to Sabotage Agusan Sur Road Project

  The military has thwarted the New People’s Army’s plan to sabotage a road construction project in Veruela, Agusan del Sur Saturday, reports from the AFP Eastern Mindanao Command said. Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala said the military has received information that the NPA was planning to sabotage the farm-to-market...