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  • Philippines Moro rebels end 45-year war

    By Mar 29, 2014

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    Philippines Moro rebels end 45-year war

    In many parts of southern Mindanao, jeeps, trucks and buses already lined the highways before the break of day on Thursday, March 27.  Green flags and banners tenderly swayed in the early morning breeze as the vehicles rolled and headed towards major city and urban centers in Mindanao. While the passengers of the vehicles converged

  • Philippines’ communist leader and wife captured

    By Mar 23, 2014

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    The Philippine government on Saturday announced the capture of alleged chairman of Communist Party of Philippines (CPP), his wife and five others in the central Philippine island of Cebu. Nabbed were Benito Tiamzon and wife Wilma Austria while on board a two-vehicle convoy Saturday afternoon in Alouguinsan, Cebu.  Their five other companions were not identified.

  • PACQUIAO WATCH: Bradley’s feet

    By Mar 14, 2014

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    Revenge and redemption will be on Pacquiao's bucket list when he faces timothy Bradley in a  rematch next month in Las Vegas.Pic by Edwin Espejos

      Manny Pacquiao goes up against controversial tormentor Timothy Bradley with nothing in mind but payback. His controversial 2012 split decision loss in the hands of the still undefeated American almost sent Pacquiao’s boxing career into a tailspin as he suffered another humbling KO defeat to perennial nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez 6 months later. Those

  • Philippines: 10 killed in communist rebel attacks in Mindanao

    By Mar 10, 2014

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    NPA rebels practicing offensive maneuvers.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    Six soldiers and two NPA rebels were killed Monday after a foiled attack by 50 communist guerrillas on a town police station of Matanao in Davao del Sur claimed the lives of two policemen at dawn this morning, bringing the total number of casualties to 10.

  • Philippines: Communist rebels attack Mindanao police station, kill 2

    By Mar 10, 2014

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    NPA rebels practicing offensive maneuvers.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (March 10) – Two policemen were killed while three others were wounded when a band of 50 New People Army (NPA) assaulted a police station in the southern Mindanao island in the Philippines early Monday, according to a military spokesman here. Capt. William Rodriguez, spokesman of the 1002nd Brigade of the Philippine

  • Philippines anti-cybercrime law: 1 step forward, 2 steps back

    By Feb 20, 2014

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    Protesters display placards and crossed-out portraits of Philippine senators who proposed the cybercrime  bill in 2012. Pic: AP.

    The Philippine Supreme Court, on Tuesday, voted to uphold the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. But it also took out several articles and provisions of the law that it found incongruous to the freedoms of expression and speech.

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