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Missing Australian divers, Filipino guide rescued off Masbate

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The three divers who were reported missing in the waters off Sorsogon province on Sunday evening were rescued Monday morning in Monreal town in Masbate, the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP)in the island-province said.

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

DFA continues probe of US drone

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The Department of Foreign Affairs is conducting a further inquiry into the US drone that was found floating off the coast of Masbate even as it ruled out any sovereignty issues arising from the incident.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DFA backs US claim drone fired in Guam 4 months ago

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The United States on Tuesday said a US drone found floating by fishermen off Masbate province was actually fired four months ago during American naval exercises off Guam, even as some legislators and Filipino activists called for an investigation.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Solons ask Malacañang to explain ‘drone incident’

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FALLEN DRONE  A US-made unmanned aerial vehicle, identified as a BQM-74E target drone, was recovered in waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island, Masbate, early Sunday morning. PHOTO FROM MASBATE PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

A lawmaker on Tuesday urged Malacañang to explain the circumstances surrounding a United States unmanned aerial vehicle or “drone” that recently fell into Philippine waters.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US drone fished out of Masbate waters

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BQM-74E

A 4-meter-long, US-made unmanned aerial vehicle—or “drone”—has been recovered by fishermen in the waters off San Jacinto town on Ticao Island in Masbate, the police chief in the island-province said on Monday.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Meet divers from Cebu resort who found Robredo’s plane

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GRIPPING VIDEO All eyes are glued to the computer screen as volunteer diver Matt Reed shows the video of the discovery of the plane wreckage and the body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Among those watching at the command center  were Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The three technical divers from Malapascua Island, a popular diving spot in northern Cebu, succeeded in locating the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane used by Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, because of their training and experience, according to their associate.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US aids search for Robredo

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Jesse Robredo

The United States Department of Defense has approved the requested underwater assistance from the Philippine government as it tried to locate missing Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, said a report Tuesday.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy rescue, salvage ship to help in Robredo search

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Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo

A United States naval rescue and salvage ship docked in this freeport zone for repairs will be sent to Masbate City on Tuesday to assist in the search and rescue operation for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and the two pilots of the light aircraft that crashed into the sea in that city on Saturday.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Eid’l Fitr prayers for peace, Robredo

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Muslims

Shoppers flooded markets in India, women decorated their feet with tattoos in Pakistan, while others in the Philippines prayed for peace and the recovery of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, as Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid’l Fitr feast marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan helps rebuild Masbate, Agusan Sur schools

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The Japanese government has given a grant for the construction and renovation of classrooms in the provinces of Masbate and Agusan del Sur.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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