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The Revilla Murder

by Jojo Malig – Members of the Revilla clan are asking police to start a new investigation into the murder of Ramgen Bautista. Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. made the call on Wednesday after 2 of their siblings, Ramon Joseph and Ramona, were tagged in the crime. Police accused Read more »

Philippine air and ground offensive targets Malaysian, Filipino terror suspects

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine bomber planes and troops assaulted a mountain stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group in the south Sunday in a new offensive targeting a key Malaysian terrorism suspect in Southeast Asia and allied Filipino gunmen, officials said. Filipino marines found three bodies Read more »

Violence rages

By ELENA L. ABEN and AARON B. RECUENCO — Three soldiers, an off-duty militiaman, and four civilians were killed, while 11 others were wounded in the latest attacks waged by armed men suspected to be members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Mindanao, the military said Sunday. Read more »

Kris Aquino as goodwill ambassador?

By Barbara Mae Dacanay – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wanted the younger sister of President Benigno Aquino, TV broadcaster Kris Aquino, to be its goodwill ambassador in Asia, a senior official said. “They have invited Kris Aquino to be an ambassadress of goodwill in Asia in Read more »

Photo of ‘floating’ DPWH officials causes uproar in cyberspace

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines – A photo release of the Department of Public Works and Highways last Wednesday posted on a social networking site meant to show their officials conducting field inspection after the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Pedring’ (international codename: Nesat) drew a barrage of criticisms in cyberspace Read more »

Philippines gets Japan support on Spratlys dispute

By Christian V. Esguerra – TOKYO—President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday night secured Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s support for a peaceful resolution of the six-nation dispute over the potentially oil-rich Spratly islands. The maritime issue in the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea, ranked Read more »