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US offers aid to dislocated Zamboanga residents

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The United States has allocated P26.4 million ($600,000) to aid residents in Zamboanga City displaced by the standoff between government forces and armed fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rejected Filipino war vets may yet get US benefits

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Thousands of Filipino veterans have been given another crack at receiving benefits for their service to the United States during World War II, after Washington expanded the list of qualifications to include those with documents solely from the Philippine Army.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Army stays in Sabah, sultan of Sulu decrees

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Sulu’s royal army stays in Sabah. And it stays there until Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III decrees that the army, led by his brother, pull out of the eastern Malaysian state.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Army denies backing militia in Tentorio slay

Undated handout photo of Italian missionary Fausto Tentorio who was shot dead outside a church in Arakan, North Cotabato, by a lone gunman armed with a pistol equipped with a silencer. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIME

A ranking military commander denied knowledge of the existence of a militia that is now being held responsible for the murder of Italian missionary Fr. Fausto Tentorio in Arakan, North Cotabato.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12 Asian seafarers left adrift by pirates rescued off Maguindanao

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Maguindanao fishermen on Tuesday rescued 12 foreign seafarers set adrift by pirates who seized their cargo vessels while the two boats were sailing in convoy from Malaysia to pick cargo in Davao City, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino fishers return to Scarborough Shoal amid Chinese presence

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Map showing the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (south China Sea), including the Spratlys Islands and Scarborough Shoal. AFP

Filipino fishermen have returned to Panatag Shoal, sharing the disputed waters with their Chinese counterparts under the careful watch of Philippine and Chinese maritime ships, a military official said Sunday.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine army mislabeled child soldiers—rights group

A U.S.-based human rights group accused the Philippine army Wednesday of falsely labeling some children it had taken into custody as communist child soldiers.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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