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Ship evades Chinese blockade

Mission accomplished to resupply, rotate troops in Ayungin Shoal Philippine Daily Inquirer Philippine soldiers aboard a civilian vessel engaged on Saturday in a dramatic nearly two-hour standoff with Chinese Coast Guard ships near the disputed Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal claimed by both countries, an incident witnessed by journalists on Read more »

Revilla letter to COA belies forgery claim

By Gil C. Cabacungan Philippine Daily Inquirer As early as two and a half years ago, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla acknowledged to the Commission on Audit (COA) that he approved the release of his pork barrel funds to foundations that were later alleged to have engaged in dubious deals Read more »

Why the Conflict in the Southern Philippines Is Far From Over

By Charlie Campbell Philippine soldiers wear gas masks due to the smell of decaying bodies as they patrol amongst destroyed houses at the site of heavy fighting during the stand-off between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Santa Catalina area of Zamboanga City, on southern Read more »

Hungry soldiers fighting in Zamboaga resort to begging

The photo originally shared by Eyrhil Tom E. Bulahan on social networking site Facebook narrates how a soldier asked him for food during the opening days of the Zamboanga standoff. (Eyrhil Tom E. Bulahan) by John Nieves As the Zamboanga City standoff enters its fifth day, soldiers and policemen Read more »

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

BY PIA RANADA THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook pageTHE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page The outspoken tour guide and history buff Read more »

House passes RH bill on second reading

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net – MANILA, Philippines—After fourteen years of being stuck in Congress, legislators finally put to a historic vote and passed the Reproductive Health Bill before dawn Thursday. With 113 votes on affirmative, 104 negative and three abstention, the RH Bill was approved on second reading, the Read more »