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  • Ex-TF Davao chief is new 1002nd Brigade commander

    By Aug 28, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 28) – The Philippine Army’s 1002nd Brigade welcomed its new commander Thursday following the relief and transfer of Brig. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan to the 10th Infantry Division based in Davao City. Replacing Brig. Gen. Pangilinan is Col. Rainer Cruz, former head of the Philippine Army’s intelligence unit (G2). Cruz was head

  • PACQUIAO WATCH: If it’s not Oscar, it’s on to Vancouver

    By Aug 27, 2008

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    WITH Thursday (Friday, Manila time) now set by Oscar dela Hoya as his self-imposed deadline to name his next opponent, Team Pacquiao are biting their nails. For sure, if it is Manny Pacquiao as the “chosen one,” Golden Boy Promotion will have to improve its 70-30 split on PPV proceeds for the fight to materialize.

  • Reds say MOA-AD smokescreen for all out war

    By Aug 27, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 27) – An underground Moro rebel group aligned with the National Democratic Front (NDF) has branded the botched Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) as “a ploy” to launch an all out offensive against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a statement sent to reporters here and posted in

  • Maasim fighting displaces 13,780 folks

    By Aug 27, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 27) – At least 2,700 families or a total of 13,780 residents in different parts of Maasim town in Sarangani have fled their homes when fighting broke out between government troops and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front last week. The evacuees are now sheltered in nine public schools all

  • No food blockade – AFP

    By Aug 26, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 25) – The military here denied reports it has imposed a food blockade along the General Santos-Palimbang highway as claimed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Monday. “There is no truth to that,” Brigadier General Gaudencio Pangilinan said in a telephone conversation. He however confirmed that several military checkpoints were

  • Indophil bid war escalates

    By Aug 23, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 23) – The bid war to wrest control over the 34.5 per cent stake of Australian-based Indophil Resources NL at Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) took a new twist last week as a new consortium upped its bid statement in an effort to outmaneuver Anglo-Swiss owned Xstrata Copper. XStrata Plc, which owns