70 percent of MNLF-controlled areas in Zamboanga City now back in government hands

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on 70 percent of MNLF-controlled areas in Zamboanga City now back in government hands 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Seventy percent of the areas being held by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City are now under the control of the military, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said Monday.

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Army civilian personnel urged to be examples of ideal civil servants

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Army civilian personnel urged to be examples of ideal civil servants 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Army chief Lt. Gen. Noel A. Coballes urged civilian personnel in their roster to always exemplify the virtues of genuine public service as the nation celebrates the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Monday.

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TD 'Odette' to linger in PHL; rains to continue

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on TD 'Odette' to linger in PHL; rains to continue 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Tropical Depression "Odette" has maintained its strength as it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring light rains over the parts of Luzon and Visayas, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

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Army rescues 64 hostages in Zamboanga City

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Army rescues 64 hostages in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The Army's Special Operation Command (SOCOM) rescued 64 hostages early Tuesday morning in Barangay Sta. Barbara, a village held by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters.

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People displaced by Zamboanga City stand-off now at 82,106 — NDRRMC

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on People displaced by Zamboanga City stand-off now at 82,106 — NDRRMC 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that the number of people displaced by the fighting between the military and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City has reached the 82,106 mark.

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MNLF says it has nothing to do with Davao City blasts

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on MNLF says it has nothing to do with Davao City blasts 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), in a radio report, denied any participation in the explosion that hit two mall movie houses in Davao City Monday night.

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Malacanang raises reward for arrest of Davantes killers to P2-M — PNP

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Malacanang raises reward for arrest of Davantes killers to P2-M — PNP 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The government has raised to P2 million the reward for any information that may lead to the arrest of suspects in the killing of advertising executive Kristelle "Kae" Davantes, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said late Monday night.

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Magat, Binga, Ambuklao dams keep gates open

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Magat, Binga, Ambuklao dams keep gates open 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — At least three major dams in Luzon kept their gates open as of Tuesday morning as tropical depression "Odette" continues to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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3 soldiers killed, 10 wounded in hostage rescue operations in Zamboanga City

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on 3 soldiers killed, 10 wounded in hostage rescue operations in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Three soldiers were killed while another 10 were wounded during the successful efforts to rescue more than 100 hostages in Zamboanga City during the last 18 hours.

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DOJ files plunder, malversation raps vs. Napoles, Enrile, Estrada, Revilla, 34 others

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on DOJ files plunder, malversation raps vs. Napoles, Enrile, Estrada, Revilla, 34 others 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The Dept. of Justice on Monday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman plunder and malversation charges against businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, three senators and 34 others in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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