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4.5 magnitude quake shakes Aurora Province, Metro Manila

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ABS-CBN news online A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook Aurora province and other areas in Luzon Sunday night. Dr. Renato Solidum, Director ng Philippine institute for Volcanoloy and Seismology (Phivocs), said the quake’s epicenter is located 103 kilometers east of Baler town in Aurora province. It took place at 8:01 p.m.

Philippine TV reporter kidnapped on rebel isle

MANILA, (Reuters) – One of the Philippines’ top TV reporters and two assistants have been kidnapped, the ABS-CBN network said on Wednesday, after the team went missing on an island that is a hotbed of Islamic radicals linked to al Qaeda. The country’s largest television network said that Ces Read more »

ABS-CBN Official Statement on Ces Drilon

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON CES DRILON: ABS-CBN News journalists Ces Drilon, Jimmy Encarnacion, and Angelo Valderama have been kidnapped for ransom. ABS-CBN News is doing everything it can to help the families of its kidnapped journalists through this harrowing ordeal. However, ABS-CBN News will abide by its policy not to pay Read more »

SWAT Teams Storm Philippine Hotel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and SWAT teams stormed a five-star hotel on Thursday that dissident military officers commandeered after walking out of their coup trial and demanding that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.

Soldiers walk out of trial in Manila, take over hotel

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Reuters Listen LIVE Around a dozen uniformed Philippine soldiers on trial for a failed 2003 mutiny walked out of a courthouse on Thursday and set up camp in a luxury hotel, calling for the overthrow of the government. There was no violence but the soldiers included a senator who Read more »

Moderate Quake Shakes the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Buildings across Manila shook for several seconds. Panicked residents ran out into the streets, including some staffers at the Malacanang presidential palace and workers in Read more »