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Kidnapped sisters finally freed

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Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

Their experience at being kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf would never deter them from what they believe in: Stand up for marginalized people.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Temporary basing’ of US soldiers now in 12th year

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US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

The temporary deployment of US forces in Zamboanga City to help the Philippines fight terrorism is now in its 12th year. A top military official in Zamboanga City has confirmed that American soldiers remained in the city, Basilan and other parts of western Mindanao.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwanese kidnapped in Malaysia freed in Sulu

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Another foreigner kidnapped in Malaysia was freed in Sulu on Friday, the third person released from captivity there since March.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P3.2M worth of smuggled rice intercepted off Zamboanga City

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Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jay Agoo

Government authorities on Wednesday seized some P3.2 million worth of allegedly smuggled Jasmine rice from a vessel they had intercepted off Sta. Cruz Island here on Wednesday.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Romanian national held by PCG in Zamboanga

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Anti-terror authorities have taken custody of an undocumented Romanian national whom the Philippine Coast Guard intercepted during a routine inspection of a passenger sea vessel here on Monday.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kabang undergoes plastic surgery but can’t have snout replaced

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FRIENDLY hero with UC Davis student Heather Kennedy. Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

The adage “You reap what you sow” has been proven to be true once more even if the one committing the good deed was just a dog.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abus got only P4M from us, says wife

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Australian Richard Warren Rodwell. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino wife of freed Australian kidnap victim Richard Warren Rodwell said the Abu Sayyaf only got P4 million and not P7 million as an unnamed official had earlier told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia to stop issuing cards to PH barter traders

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he Malaysian immigration department on Thursday said it would stop issuing Seaman Identification Cards (SICs), particularly to Filipino barter traders, beginning April as part of tightened security measures following the intrusion into Sabah by armed followers of the sultan of Sulu.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos fleeing Sabah endure ‘violent crackdown’ by Malaysian forces

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Malaysian soldiers atop an armored vehicle move in toward Lahad Datu. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Filipinos, who had fled Sabah in the aftermath of the armed intrusion there by the Sulu “royal army,” had learned to endure the pains of being violently beaten by Malaysian security forces during crackdowns on suspected Sabah-based supporters of the sultanate’s men just to stay alive, survivors had claimed.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

400 Filipino evacuees from Sabah stranded on Turtle Islands–PH Navy exec

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More than 400 individuals from Sabah have been stranded on Taganak Island (Turtle Island) in Tawi-Tawi province since Saturday night, waiting to be rescued by the government, a Philippine Navy official said on Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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