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MANILA - In one of the bloodiest attacks on civilians in recent history in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebels opposed to a peace deal with the government opened fire on about 50 people on their way to a religious celebration on Monday, killing at ...
Eleven other civilians were wounded as the group traveled in two vans in a coastal village in Talipao town in predominantly Muslim Sulu province, where the militants have survived in jungle camps despite years of U.S.-backed Philippine military offensives.

Philippine military personnel unload body bags containing bodies of colleagues killed in a clash with members of the Abu Sayyaf group, to be loaded to a waiting helicopter (R) at a military base in Patikul town, Sulu province, in southern island of ...
The Abu Sayyaf is just one of a number of guerrilla groups and warlords operating in the southern Philippines. Fifty-eight people in the southern province of Maguindanao were killed in 2009 allegedly on the orders of a powerful political clan in what ...
Four soldiers were wounded Sunday in an ambush by dozens of suspected communist rebels in The Philippines' southern Zamboanga del Sur province, police said. Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, the information officer-in-charge of Regional Office 9, said some ...
Philippines' Muslim south celebrates Eid ... In their Eid messages, most public officials from surrounding provinces stressed the need for continuing Muslim-Christian solidarity to hasten the securing of lasting peace in the country's south. ... us to ...

"Every angle of this masjid is so pretty," says travel blogger Shugah Pauline Gonzales, who has already visited mosques around The Philippines and has been to over 20 provinces in Mindanao. The mosque, completed just last 2011, was partly funded by the ...
Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:10 - At least 80 families were evacuated when a large sinkhole opened up in The Philippines' northern Cebu province on Saturday. Authorities say that when the sinkhole was first spotted Friday night it measured about 0.91 ...
At least 19 people were killed and 13 others injured Monday in an ambush staged by members of the militant group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines province of Sulu, the military said. The Abu Sayyaf gunmen, estimated at around 50, waylaid about 40 ...
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) - Four soldiers were wounded Sunday in an ambush by dozens of suspected communist rebels in The Philippines' southern Zamboanga del Sur province, police said. Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, the information ...
Let's admit it, I've strayed. I used to be a big city girl. Then I met the secluded islands of The Philippines and we got along.
In a post on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) official website Saturday, commanders reported that hundreds of troops clad in full battle gear and backed by several tanks had moved into areas of southern Maguindanao province. However, the ...
Tinio town, Nueva Ecija province. Aranas and Esteban's petition for manual recount was not an election protest. Only the Senate Electoral Tribunal may hear senatorial protests; besides, the period for filing such action had long lapsed when they filed ...
The Commission on Population (PopCom), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine health insurance corporation (PHIC) jointly announced the birth of Chonalyn Sentino, one of the babies born early Sunday who are qualified to become the country's ...
Manila, Philippines - A cramped office on a four-storey rundown building in one of the Philippine capital's crime-ridden neighbourhoods serves as an unlikely oasis for people living with HIV/AIDS in Asia's Catholic stronghold that has emerged as a ...
The number of choir members whom the Guinness adjudicator considered Sunday was 4,745, representing those who sang inside the Philippine Arena. But in all, the choir members numbered 10,000, including those at the 25,000-seat Philippine Stadium ...
Protests are also expected in the provinces, including Panay Island where mass actions are planned in Iloilo City, Kalibo town in Aklan province and Roxas City in Capiz province. Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo will lead speakers in the Iloilo rally.

MANILA, Philippines - When Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) battered The Philippines from July 16-19, 2014, despite warnings and early preparations, around 89 lives were lost and millions-worth of property were damaged.
Already home to more than 20 religious attractions such as the Sta Monica Church in Angat and St Martin of Tours Church in Bocaue, Bulacan is poised to be The Philippines' "tourism Mecca." The province is developing the Central Bulacan Tourism Loop ...
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) today accused the military of violating the ceasefire agreement between the government and MILF, saying that massive uncoordinated military movements in areas close to MILF ... had ...
MANILA: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rumbled through Southern Leyte province in the Visayas in Central Philippines resulting in the hospitalization of five residents, most of them high school students, and damaging three buildings, a government agency ...
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Members of 17 farmers group in Tawi-Tawi, some of them deportees from Malaysia, benefited from Thursday's goat dispersal project of the agriculture bureau in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
BENGUET, July 25 - U.S. Ambassador to The Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in ...
To spearhead a non-traditional type of education in The Philippines, which tends to prize credentialism (i.e. where you went to school matters), you need to have a non-traditional background.
NEARLY 100 people were killed in The Philippines last week when typhoon Glenda roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes.
"tools of leadership are lacking," Joey Salceda, the three-term governor of Albay told Reuters when asked about the tally of casualties in other provinces. About 20 typhoons hit The Philippines every year, and recently they have been getting stronger.
Nearly 100 people were killed in The Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes.
MANILA: Breakaway rebel group attacked army troops in two towns in the southern Philippines, sparking clashes that left 17 guerrillas and a soldier dead in a region where the government and the main rebel group were to enforce a new peace deal.
Robert Edward "Musa" Cerantonio, 29, was arrested on July 11 in the central province of Cebu and charged with being an undocumented foreigner after Australian authorities cancelled his passport on July 7. Bureau of Immigration chief Siegried Mison on ...
ROBERT Edward "Musa" Cerantonio, 29, was arrested on July 11 in the central province of Cebu and charged with being an undocumented foreigner after Australian authorities cancelled his passport on July 7. Bureau of Immigration chief Siegried Mison on ...
MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes.
1" remains in effect for Cagayan province in the far northeastern part of Luzon. The storm ... Beyond Taiwan, Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern China somewhere south of Shanghai, most likely in the provinces of Fujian or Zhejiang, on Thursday.
Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron ...
PAGASA said the center of Rammasun passed south and then west of the city shortly after sunrise, cutting through the provinces of Batangas and Cavite just south of Metro Manila, and Bataan just northwest of the city across Manila Bay. Numerous social ...
Typhoon season is underway in the Asia-Pacific, as the strongest storm so far this year tore its way through The Philippines and China. Typhoon Rammasun (also known as Glenda) hit south of Manila on the Philippine island of Luzon before moving west ...
MANILA, Philippines - A typhoon that barrelled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.
Hong Kong (CNN) -- After wreaking damage on The Philippines and claiming at least 64 lives over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China. The storm, which was ...
ZAMBONGA CITY - Abu Sayyaf bandits have abducted three government workers in the province of Sulu, an official said Friday.
Filipinos shelter under umbrellas during a downpour a day after strong winds from Typhoon Rammasun toppled several electric posts and infrastructures in it's path in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Parts of ...
Parts of the capital and some provinces remain without power after Typhoon Rammasun barreled through northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead and forcing more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said ...
More than 500,000 of over 1 million people affected by the typhoon fled to emergency shelters in about a dozen provinces and the Philippine capital, said Alexander Pama, executive director of the National disaster Risk Reduction Management Council.
Parts of the capital and some provinces remain without power after Typhoon Rammasun barreled through northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead and forcing more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said ...
Rammasun was the strongest typhoon to hit The Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan last November, which killed more than 6,000 people.
More than 500,000 people affected by the typhoon fled to emergency shelters in about a dozen provinces and the Philippine capital, said Alexander Pama, executive director of the National disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. Mr Pama said at least ...
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) ravaged central and northern Philippines, including this province, leaving dozens of people dead, knocking out power in many areas and damaging agriculture and infrastructure.
In Sichuan Province, a landslide caused dirt and stone to hit a truck and four cars on a highway on Thursday afternoon, killing 11 people and injuring a further 19, according to an official in the province's Maoxian county, who only gave her surname ...
Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron ...
Chinese state television showed flooding threatening the ancient city of Fenghuang in Hunan province, with a historic arched bridge barely emerging from floodwaters.
In addition, 15 roads and four bridges in southern Luzon and central Philippine provinces were rendered impassable. Damage to power lines have isolated major power plants in provinces south of Manila, which account for 55% of the power capacity for ...


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