MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials and the largest Muslim rebel group in the country said Wednesday that they expect to conclude a peace accord as early as next month despite unresolved issues, including the delicate task of disarming the 11,000-strong guerrilla force. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferrer and rebel negotiator Mohagher Iqbal of the...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Residents here should expect longer and more frequent brownouts as power supply from the National Power Corporation (Napocor) to the South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) could be reduced further to a mere 52 megawatts on average this year. Socoteco II technical services manager Crisanto Sotelo said they already received...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (December 11) – Typhoon Pablo may have spared residents here from its wrath and fury when it hit large areas in eastern Mindanao. But pain and anguish are tearing apart families and loved ones of more than 300 tuna fishermen still missing a week after the typhoon made a landfall. Many of the...
NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) — Mud-stained bodies covered with banana leaves were laid out in a row and survivors dried their soiled belongings on the roadside under a bright sun Wednesday, a day after a typhoon killed more than 270 people in the southern Philippines. Officials feared many more bodies could be found as rescuers...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine army says an officer and 12 other soldiers have been restricted to camp and will face court-martial after they engaged in a clash with outlaws in the south that killed a woman and her two children. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza says an army investigation showed the...
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