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Dacers Sue Erap, Ping in US

By Jeamma E. Sabate – The daughters of slain publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer have filed a US$50-million damage suit against former President Joseph Estrada, Senator Panfilo Lacson, and others before a United States (US) court in connection with the November, 2000 killing of their father and his driver Emmanuel Read more »

Baby found in plane bin

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By Rudy Santos – Aircraft cleaners found a healthy newborn boy with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, inside a toilet trashcan of a Gulf Air plane that landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday.

Bloody end to Philippines hostage drama

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Manila, Philippines (CNN) — At least seven hostages appear to have survived the 10-hour hijacking of a bus in the heart of the Philippines capital Monday, and the hostage-taker was shot dead, a CNN producer at the scene said. Police said at least two hostages were killed on the Read more »

Manila hostage-taker killed; 6 hostages taken to hospitals

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The dismissed policeman who held more than 20 people hostage inside a tourist bus in Manila Monday for close to 11 hours was killed by SWAT operatives in a daring nighttime assault.

Magnitude-8.8 Chile quake triggers RP tsunami alert 1

By Mark D. Meruenas – State seismologists on Saturday afternoon hoisted a Tsunami Alert Level 1 in the Philippines after a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit south-central Chile on the other side of the Pacific Ocean at 3:34 a.m. Saturday (2:34 p.m. Saturday in Manila).

Lacson flees RP to escape Arroyo ‘harassment’

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By Sophia Dedace – Opposition Sen. Panfilo Lacson admitted fleeing the country for safety reasons in light of the double murder charges filed against him in connection with the nine-year-old Dacer-Corbito case.