Singaporean bomb expert, 20 others, killed in Maguindanao military operations

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COTABATO CITY, March 20 — The military claimed Sunday at least 21 armed Moro rebels, including a Singaporean bomb expert of  the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS), were killed in series of operations in the province of Maguindanao. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said the foreigner, identified as Muhammad […]

Suspected communist rebels burn five heavy equipment in Mindanao

State security forces secure the highway in the southern Philippine town of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao. Mindanao Post Photo

KORONADAL CITY, Dec. 7 – Suspected communist rebels torched five heavy equipment as they stormed on Tuesday a construction firm in South Cotabato, police said. Supt. Barney Condes, chief of police of Koronadal City, told reporters around 20 heavily armed New Peoples Army raided the Happy Living Realty and Development Corporation around 7:00 p.m. in […]

Disaster risk reduction and mngt operations center unveiled in Philippines

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MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) yesterday [5 December 2016] inaugurated the country’s first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (DRRM) for agriculture. Envisioned to be a monitoring hub for natural calamities that pose a threat to the agriculture sector, the centre will serve as […]

President Duterte warns worse terror attack to happen in the country 

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines, Dec. 6 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warned Friday of worst terrorism problem in the country’s history as authorities placed the nation in terror alert level 3. “Nakikita naming in the next two three years. Bantay kayo,” Duterte said over the weekend during the culmination of Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group […]

MNLF Misuari faction to be engaged by govt separately

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MANILA, Nov. 10 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza pointed out that the concerns of the group of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari and his followers will have to be handled separate from that of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

Obama Faults F.B.I. on Emails, Citing ‘Incomplete Information’ – New York Times

President Obama greeted supporters after speaking on behalf of Hillary Clinton to a crowd of about 16,000 people in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Wednesday. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — President Obama threw the power of the White House behind Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. He faulted how the F.B.I.director, James B. Comey, handled new emails related to the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s private server, and then shouted out to college students here in a pivotal battleground state that it was crucial that they vote […]

U.S. Embassy in New Delhi Warns of Possible Islamic State Attacks in India

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The U.S. embassy in New Delhi has warned American citizens of possible Islamic State related terrorist attacks in India. “Recent Indian media reports indicate ISIL’s desire to attack targets in India,” said the embassy in a travel advisory posted on its website Tuesday. It said there was an increased threat in places such as religious sites, markets […]

‘D​on’t get distracted, don’t get diverted’: Hillary Clinton pulls out all the stops in Florida

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Hillary Clinton is throwing everything she has got at Florida to try to change the national conversation. It was gone 10.30pm when she finally finished the third rally of a gruelling flying visit on Tuesday, the fifth day spent here in the last week alone. The skies over the sunshine state are filling with campaign charter […]

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin

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MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 2 — The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food […]

Rebel attacks in Aleppo kill 84 civilians – Xinhua

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DAMASCUS, Nov. 1 — At least 84 civilians have been killed and 280 others wounded since the rebels unleashed a major offensive in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian army said in a statement Monday. The high number of causalities came as the rebels fired over a hundred mortar shells, 50 Grad missiles, and […]

DSWD on alert during ‘Undas’

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MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 1 — The Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are on alert during the observance of ‘Undas’ or All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively, to assist families or individuals who may need assistance as they travel to their provinces to […]

DSWD holds dialogue with delegates of 3,500-strong Lakabayan 2016; Sec. Taguiwalo aims to get feedback from IPs regarding government services and projects

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, OCT. 19 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reaffirmed her support to the country’s national minority groups and defenders of Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) rights as they secure the collective rights of Lumad, Moros, and other indigenous peoples. “For hundreds of years, our indigenous peoples struggled to safeguard […]

Sec. Taguiwalo recommends livelihood program of DSWD for consideration of poor Filipinos

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MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 14 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today said that so long as there are surveys that reveal findings that the poverty or hunger incidence in the country remains high, the national government and all its agencies should take survey results to heart and push to […]

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