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Tawi-Tawi fishers now banned in Tanjung Labian by Malaysia

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In graduation ceremonies here, parents among the Sama tribe of Sitangkai and Sibutu islands worry about being able to send their children to college because fishing, their principal means of livelihood, has been adversely affected by the Sabah standoff, which ended in March 2013.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pope Francis names Dela Cruz as archbishop of Zamboanga

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Bishop Romulo dela Cruz Photo by cbcponline.net

Pope Francis on Saturday named 66-year old Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new archbishop of Zamboanga.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

122 more deportees arrive in Tawi-Tawi from Malaysia

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Another batch of deportees from Sabah, Malaysia arrived in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday night.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New international monitors due to check Mindanao peace process

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Pres. Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) and MILF chief Al Haj Murad Ibrahim FILE PHOTO

A new set of international peace observers will arrive here Wednesday to continue peace monitoring as the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are winding up their 17-year peace talks.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Austrian’s death in Davao del Sur raises questions for cops

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Police authorities said they have decided to investigate further the death of an Austrian national to determine if it was indeed suicide as it appeared to be.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

JICA tests water-purifying equipment for use by ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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A Japanese technology that could turn contaminated water into safe, potable water is now being pilot-tested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a typhoon-hit area of northern Cebu province.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

Atyani says he escaped due to lax security at Abu Sayyaf camp

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In this photo taken on Monday June 11, 2012 veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, poses by the sea wall in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines during his taping of his story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila.  AP

“Now I see the light of freedom. My freedom is back.”

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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