US Ambassador Thomas condemns airport bombing; postpones scheduled Zambo trip

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on US Ambassador Thomas condemns airport bombing; postpones scheduled Zambo trip 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 5 — US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr., who is scheduled to visit here Friday, has condemned the bombing that took place just outside the arrival area of the airport terminal.

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Business group welcomes expanded Senior Citizens Act

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on Business group welcomes expanded Senior Citizens Act 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 5 -– The Iloilo Business Club (IBC) here said that the business community is ready to extend the provisions of the Expanded Senior’s Citizens Act anytime.

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Sulu population registers 37.1% increase in seven years

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on Sulu population registers 37.1% increase in seven years 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 5 –The population of Sulu province, which comprises 19 towns, has increased by 37.1 percent within a period of seven years with Jolo, the province's capital town, having the highest count.

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Lanao Del Sur vice mayor survives ambush but aide dies

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CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, Aug. 5 — A town vice mayor in Lanao del Sur on Thursday survived an ambush, but one of his followers was killed, police said.

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2 suspected NPA amazons charged with illegal possession of hand grenade

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on 2 suspected NPA amazons charged with illegal possession of hand grenade 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 -– The Siaton police on Thursday formally charged before the Negros Oriental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office two young women, suspected to be members of the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) for illegal possession of a hand grenade.

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79th IB assures of respect for human rights in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on 79th IB assures of respect for human rights in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 – Lt. Col. Pio Diñoso III, commander of the 79th IB of the Philippine Army based in Siaton, Negros Oriental, has reassured that his troops will uphold at all times and respect human rights in the hinterlands of Sta. Catalina town and other parts of their area of jurisdiction.

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Mayors support campaign to rid Negros Oriental of insurgency

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on Mayors support campaign to rid Negros Oriental of insurgency 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 — Municipal mayors in Negros Oriental are behind the government’s campaign to clear the province of New People's Army (NPA) by 2013 in stressing the war cannot be won through military warfare alone.

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Police probe murder of lawyer in Dumaguete

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on Police probe murder of lawyer in Dumaguete 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 — A lawyer was murdered Wednesday night at his son’s residence in Bantayan, Dumaguete City in what was described as a heinous and dastardly act committed against a defenseless 78-year old lawyer.

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Three persons killed in grenade blast in La Libertad, Negros Oriental

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on Three persons killed in grenade blast in La Libertad, Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 – At least three persons were killed Thursday morning when a grenade exploded at the house of a certain Marvin Binoy in Barangay Pitogo, La Libertad town in northern Negros Oriental, initial reports said.

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1 dead, 7 hurt in bomb blast near Zamboanga airport

August 6, 2010 8:35 am· Comments Off on 1 dead, 7 hurt in bomb blast near Zamboanga airport 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 5 — A still unidentified man believed to be carrying an explosive device blasted himself to death early Thursday evening outside the arrival gate of the Zamboanga International Airport.

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