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Philippine mayor fatally shot by suspected rebels

Philippine mayor fatally shot by suspected rebels

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 3:10PM UTC Comments Off Philippine mayor fatally shot by suspected rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say at least 15 suspected communist rebels disguised as police fatally shot a northern town mayor and his two bodyguards during a flag-raising ceremony. Police say the attackers scattered leaflets denouncing mining in northern Cagayan province. Provincial police chief Gregorio Lim says police were pursuing the gunmen and were...

Philippine troops, Muslim rebels to fight kidnappings

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:47AM UTC Comments Off Philippine troops, Muslim rebels to fight kidnappings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government will work with the largest Muslim rebel group with which it signed a peace deal last month to curb an alarming number of kidnappings in the south. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said Sunday that Philippine security officials and Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels will meet this week to...

Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS

By Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:33PM UTC Comments Off Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials say that a Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says that the Filipino who returned Tuesday on an Etihad Airlines flight immediately subjected himself to quarantine...

Philippines: Pacquiao ally, 6 others face murder charges

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:09PM UTC 19 Comments Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Murder and multiple frustrated murder charges were filed last week against a Sarangani provincial board member for the ambush slaying of Maitum Mayor George McPerson ‘Mac’ Perrett. Charged was Alexander Bryan Reganit of Maitum town. Reganit is a provincial board member and an ally of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao....

Filipino tests positive for MERS virus on return from UAE

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:08AM UTC Comments Off Filipino tests positive for MERS virus on return from UAE

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates. It’s the first known case of the deadly virus in Asia. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Wednesday the Filipino’s blood tested positive but he has no...

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