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Freedom of Information Bill Is On Top Agenda, Says House Speaker
Posted By Press Release | Monday, May 31, 2010 06:15:30 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - House Speaker Prospero Nograles assured advocates of the Freedom of Information Act that the bill will be in the agenda once Congress convenes as a legislative body after the proclamation.

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Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet
Posted By Al Jazeera | Monday, May 31, 2010 01:29:04 PM

 

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza.

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Roadside bombing kills soldiers, 7 more wounded in South RP
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 31, 2010 09:01:53 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2010) – Communist rebels killed a government soldier and wounded seven more in a firefight in Davao City in the southern Philippines, officials said Sunday.

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Arroyo could use MILF peace talks to pursue changes in Constitution
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 31, 2010 09:00:43 AM

 

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2010) – Filipino leader Gloria Arroyo may use the peace talks with Muslim rebels to amend the Constitution when she steps down and sits as member of the House of Representatives which is dominated by her political allies.

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MILF, gagamiting dahilan sa pagbabago ng Konstitusyon
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 31, 2010 08:56:46 AM

 

MAGUINDANAO - (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2010) – Posibleng gamitin umano ni Pangulong Gloria Arroyo sa pagbaba nito ang bagong posisyon bilang kongresista upang isulong ang pagbabago ng Konstitusyon at isankalan ang peace talks sa Moro Islamic Liberation Front bilang dahilan.

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Lantaka Hotel Still The Best In Zamboanga City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 31, 2010 08:55:09 AM

 


Census and Poverty
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Monday, May 31, 2010 08:54:01 AM

 


Davao City's Lispher Inn Still A Place To Stay
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 31, 2010 08:52:00 AM

 

Lispher Inn: 13 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City, Philippines 8000 Tel No.: (6382) 299-1610.

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Northern Mindanao international airport now 65% complete
Posted By Bong Fabe | Friday, May 28, 2010 05:58:51 PM

 

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 28, 2010) - The construction of the P7.853 billion (US$167.09 million) international-standard airport in Misamis Oriental's Laguindingan town breached the 65 percent completion rate on track to the target completion rate of 72.07% by the time the present administration’s term expires on June 30.

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In Davao City, Congressman-elect Karlo Nograles Dares Rivals To File Poll Protest
Posted By Press Release | Thursday, May 27, 2010 09:25:51 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Is congressman-elect Karlo Nograles worried that his proclamation as duly elected representative of Davao City’s First District could be nullified as a result of the petition filed by his father and predecessor House Speaker Prospero Nograles who has alleged massive fraud in the May 10 elections?“Not at all,” said Karlo, a lawyer, in reaction to public statements by mayor-elect Sara Carpio that the proclamation of the young Nograles should also be annulled on account of the Speaker’s poll protest and petition.

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Follow Accessibility Law, Building Owners In Northern Mindanao Told
Posted By Bong Fabe | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 08:42:11 PM

 

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 26, 2010) - Only half the number of government-owned buildings and structures in Northern Mindanao and only 25 percent of private buildings and other structures in the region have complied with the Accessibility Law more than two decades since its enactment in 1982, an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways said.

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‘Whiners who cry fraud deserve to lose’ - Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted By PDI | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 09:45:21 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines — Losing candidates who cry fraud and claim to have received offers to cheat in the May 10 automated polls “do not deserve to be elected” for not reporting the cases immediately, according to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s former election lawyer.

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Brigada Eskwela launched in Kidapawan City
Posted By Mary Nina Rodriguez | Tuesday, May 25, 2010 09:52:51 PM

 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 25, 2010) – The Department of Education’ City Division of Kidapawan launched the “Schools Maintenance Week” dubbed as “Brigada Eskwela” in preparation for the opening of classes next month.

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Top NPA leader in deadly attacks captured in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 25, 2010 09:07:53 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 25, 2010) – Philippine security forces captured a senior communist rebel leader tagged as behind deadly attacks in the restive southern region of Mindanao.

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'The State of Security and Peace in Zamboanga City' (Media State - Inter-religious Solidarity Movement for Peace)
Posted By Press Release | Tuesday, May 25, 2010 01:45:48 PM

 


3 soldiers killed, 5 wounded in rebel attacks in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:39:01 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 25, 2010) – Three government soldiers were killed and five more wounded in a firefight with communist rebels in the southern Philippines, officials said Tuesday.

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New Maguindanao governor to work hard for province
Posted By Becky de Asis | Monday, May 24, 2010 07:48:54 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 24, 2010) – Newly elected Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu, whose wife and sister were among 57 people brutally killed last year in the province, said he would not exact revenge to those accused in the mass murders, but called on authorities to pursue the cases against more than 100 people linked to the slayings.

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Filipinos demand Congress to ratify Freedom of Information Bill
Posted By Erwin Quinones | Monday, May 24, 2010 07:28:41 PM

 


More troops deployed in Mindanao to fight insurgents
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 24, 2010 02:38:40 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 24, 2010) – The Philippine Army deployed more troops in the restive region of Mindanao to contain the growing communist insurgency and attacks on security forces and innocent civilians, a military spokesman said Monday.

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Silsilah inaugurates Center for Holistic Health Care in Zamboanga City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 24, 2010 02:03:18 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 24, 2010) – The Silsilah Dialogue Movement inaugurated the Center for Holistic Health Care and the Silsilah Dialogue Institute Conference Hall on May 20, 2010 in Harmony village in Pitogo in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.

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Church, Journalists Celebrate Press Freedom Week in Mindanao
Posted By Bong Fabe | Monday, May 24, 2010 12:35:16 PM

 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 24, 2010) - As the local press community celebrates the 28th Press Freedom Week, the canon lawyer of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro urged journalists to always seek and peddle the truth.

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'The Communist Insurgency Is A Political War' By Army Colonel Daniel Lucero (Makati City)
Posted By Col. Daniel Lucero | Monday, May 24, 2010 11:01:57 AM

 

The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) has once again contested the unyielding position of the Commission on Human Rights in denouncing the permit-to-campaign (PTC) scheme and declaring it as plain extortion and a blatant violation of human rights.

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"In The 2010 Automated Elections, The Fiilipino People Were The Ultimate Losers!" By George Madlos (Mindanao)
Posted By George Madlos | Monday, May 24, 2010 08:45:39 AM

 

The National Democratic Front in Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) believes that the Filipino people were the ultimate losers in this year’s national elections, which yielded dubious results that strengthen and expand the power of big landlords, old rich families, big bureaucrats, warlords, and worse, druglords.

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Pinoy sailors sent home $888M in 1Q
Posted By TUCP | Sunday, May 23, 2010 02:05:17 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino sailors on foreign ocean-going vessels wired home a total of $888.949 million in the first quarter, up 11.04 percent or $88.414 million from the $800.535 million they remitted over the same three-month period in 2009, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) reported Sunday.

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Quezon City Fire Victims Cry Foul
Posted By Buck Pago | Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:43:30 PM

 


DepEd neKhaeZahwsaHw saH Jejemon pEhNnohmEYhna!
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:32:57 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / May 23, 2010) – Pinakikialaman ng Department of Education ang binansagang “Jejemon” texting style ng mga teenagers sa kabila ng mas maraming suliranin na hinaharap ng ahensya sa pagbubukas ng klase sa susunod na linggo.

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Dagdag tropa ikakalat sa Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:00:03 PM

 

DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / May 23, 2010) – Nagdagdag ng malaking bilang ng mga sundalo ang militar sa Mindanao para sa isang malaking opensiba laban sa New People's Army na siyang nasa likod ng maraming atake sa ibat-ibang bahagi ng magulong rehiyon sa katimugan.

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It's all systems go for canvassing, says House Speaker
Posted By Press Release | Sunday, May 23, 2010 09:52:30 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Speaker Propsero Nograles assured the nation that the coming presidential and vice presidential canvass of votes will never compromise the accuracy and integrity of the count for speed.

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Aspiring photogs finish workshop in Davao City
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Saturday, May 22, 2010 09:15:28 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 22, 2010) - Aspiring photographers and photojournalists finished a seminar and workshop in photography in Davao City in Mindanao.

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3 Soldiers Killed In NPA Ambush In Davao City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, May 22, 2010 06:40:36 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 22, 2010) – Communist rebels ambushed Saturday a group of government soldiers, killing three infantrymen and wounding another in Davao City in the southern Philippines, officials said.

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Journalist injured in attempt on his life
Posted By CMFR | Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:19:06 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Police have yet to arrest the gunman and accomplice in the attempted killing of a Kalinga-based radio broadcaster in Tabuk City in Kalinga province, on May 15.

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ABS-CBN reporter harassed by policemen in Oriental Mindoro: The Manila Times
Posted By Manila Times | Saturday, May 22, 2010 09:40:27 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines - A Manila-based ABS-CBN radio reporter was harassed and threatened by members of the local police in Pola, Oriental Mindoro Thursday night on account of taking unsolicited video footage and political partisanship issue.

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Operations launch to rescue 3 soldiers held by rebels in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, May 21, 2010 02:44:23 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 21, 2010) – New People’s Army rebels on Friday warned that continuing military operation to rescue 3 soldiers and a government militia could endanger the lives of the prisoners.

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War refugees return home after 2 years in poor Mindanao shelters
Posted By Mark Navales | Friday, May 21, 2010 11:24:05 AM

 

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 21, 2010) – Hundreds of Muslim war refugees have returned to their homes in the restive province of Maguindanao in the southern Philippines after spending two years in miserable life in government shelters in Mindanao, officials said Friday.

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Tawi-Tawi Guv Wins Polls
Posted By Becky de Asis | Thursday, May 20, 2010 04:41:54 PM

 

Tawi-Tawi Governor Sadikul Sahali.

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Blast hits Zamboanga City anew
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 20, 2010 02:25:08 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 20, 2010) – Police mounted a massive search Thursday for two motorcycle men blamed for an explosion in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga.

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May 20, 2010: A Day to Celebrate and Remember
Posted By Press Release | Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:01:15 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The 20th day of May has always been significant day in the life of Silsilah Dialogue Movement and to some Muslim and Christian individuals who have become part of the movement since it started promoting dialogue and peace in the Philippines 26 years ago. May 20 marks the day in 1992 when Fr Salvatore was shot and killed in Zamboanga City while he was driving back to the PIME House in Suterville after a day of lectures for the Silsilah Summer Course.

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Killings go unabated in Zamboanga City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 08:33:09 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 19, 2010) – Gunmen shot and killed a radiologist of the state-owned regional hospital in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, police said.

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Kidapawan City's Florists
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 08:19:21 AM

 


Need for press freedom reforms in the Philippines
Posted By Reporters without Borders | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 09:36:41 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 18, 2010) - Reporters Without Borders said it is very concerned about the level of violence to which journalists continue to be exposed in the Philippines.

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Troops capture rebel camp, bombs in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 04:34:07 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 18, 2010) – Philippine troops captured a mountain encampment of communist insurgents following a firefight Tuesday in the restive southern region of Mindanao, officials said.

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Speaker: PCOS hack possible in RP's first automated polls
Posted By Press Release | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 02:57:31 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Speaker Prospero Nograles said that while Congress is determined to push for the early proclamation of the country's next President and Vice-President, he is equally disturbed with an HBO film documentary which showed automated election manipulation by hacking into the memory cards of optical machines similar to the Precinct Count Optical Scanning machines used during the May 10 national elections.

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Maguindanao has new leaders
Posted By Mark Navales | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 01:53:42 PM

 


Barbeque Boys In Kidapawan City
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 01:36:17 PM

 


NPA rebels free abducted mayor, 4 others in South RP
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:54:00 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 18, 2010) – Communist rebels have freed an abducted southern Filipino town mayor and four soldiers and policemen after more than a week in captivity, security officials said Tuesday.

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IIFA To Hold 3rd TV Commercials Directing Workshop
Posted By Press Release | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 08:49:45 AM

 

THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FILM AND ARTS IS INVITING THOSE INTERESTED TO JOIN THE 3RD YEAR RUNNING OF OUR TV COMMERCIALS DIRECTING WORKSHOP 2010.

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Poor pay, scant logistics, safety risks vex reporters
Posted By PCIJ | Monday, May 17, 2010 08:02:42 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - When media groups started going about the grim task of compiling a list of journalists killed in the November 23, 2009 massacre in Maguindanao, there was a brief moment when the numbers wouldn’t add up.

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Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo visits Mindanao province
Posted By Jung Francisco | Monday, May 17, 2010 01:20:38 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Philippines - The influential Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, Sharif Ibrahim Ajibul Muhammad Pulalun, visited the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte and held talks with hundreds of followers and supporters.

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Poll body proclaims re-elected Sulu governor
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 16, 2010 09:10:33 AM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 16, 2010) – Philippine elections officials have proclaimed influential politician Sakur Tan, who was re-elected as governor of Sulu, one of five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao.

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More than 2 dozens dead in Thailand
Posted By AHRC | Saturday, May 15, 2010 09:27:28 PM

 

New Delhi - More than two dozen Red shirt protestors have been killed and
over 600 Red Shirts protestors were injured by the Thai military since 14
May 2010.

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Japanese man killed in Zamboanga City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, May 15, 2010 08:32:52 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 15, 2010) – A Japanese man was killed in an attack in his home in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, police said.

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House seriously looking at early canvass of votes for President, Vice President, says Speaker
Posted By Press Release | Friday, May 14, 2010 08:08:30 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Speaker Prospero Nograles yesterday said he is seriously considering the proposal of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile for the convening of the joint session of Congress for the early canvassing of votes and the proclamation of the country's next president and vice-president
as he praised the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic Incorporated for its
credibility in conducting the first ever nationwide automated elections in the Philippines.

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Exiting Philippine leader to visit Sulu
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 13, 2010 08:24:49 AM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 13, 2010) – Philippine soldiers have tightened security in the southern province of Sulu where President Gloria Arroyo is expected to visit Friday.

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NPA rebels raid Philippine village; seize 3 soldiers
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 13, 2010 07:55:29 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 13, 2010) - Communist rebels seized three government soldiers and a militia attending a birthday celebration in the southern Filipino province of Compostela Valley, a military spokesman said on Thursday.

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Election Day In Kidapawan And Cotabato Cities
Posted By Mark Navales and Geo Solmerano | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 08:28:45 AM

 


Poll official, 5 others killed; 17 wounded in rebel ambush in Compostela Valley
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:17:46 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 11, 2010) - Communist rebels ambushed on Tuesday ambushed a group of poll inspectors and civilians, including soldiers guarding election papers in the southern Philippines and killing at least 6 people, officials told the Mindanao Examiner.

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Massive cheating, fraud, intimidation cap elections in Sulu province
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 11, 2010 03:36:10 AM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 11, 2010) – Accusations of massive cheating, fraud and vote-buying capped Monday’s general elections in the southern Philippine province of Sulu.

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Re-elect Sulu Governor Sakur Tan
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 09, 2010 12:15:11 AM

 


Davao City's Team Nograles Take a Break From Campaign, Visits Churches
Posted By Press Release | Sunday, May 09, 2010 12:00:41 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - House Speaker Prospero Nograles who is running for mayor in davao City brought his Team Nograles to different churches here, their first taste of break after a grueling 45-day campaign “to bring back decency and good moral values” to Davao City government.

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Sarangani Guv Appeals For Fresh Mandate
Posted By Press Release | Saturday, May 08, 2010 11:13:29 PM

 


More troops deployed in Sulu
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, May 08, 2010 10:52:41 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 8, 2010) – The Philippine military on Saturday deployed more troops in the restive southern province of Sulu to secure polling areas ahead of general elections next week.

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Bomb explodes in Zamboanga City ahead of general elections
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, May 08, 2010 10:06:57 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 8, 2010) – An improvised bomb exploded on Saturday in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines ahead of general elections next week, police said.

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House Secretary General Clarifies Bayan Muna Statement
Posted By Press Release | Friday, May 07, 2010 10:36:23 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - House Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap, in behalf of Speaker Prospero Nograles, thanked all those who came to witness the "Consolidation and Canvassing System" installation at the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday.

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'Endorsing Political Candidate or Party Is Against UCCP Policy' By Bishop Constante Doronio Claro (Davao City)
Posted By Bishop Constante Doronio Claro | Friday, May 07, 2010 03:52:28 PM

 

The UCCP believes that the Electoral Exercises or Elections are democratic processes whereby the choice of every voting citizen must be respected as such choice is based on the individual’s conscience and judgment and not by the dictates or insinuations of another person, groups or organizations like churches.

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NPA rebels attack troops guarding poll machines in South
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, May 07, 2010 01:12:55 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 7, 2010) – Communist insurgents on Friday opened fire on government troops guarding polling machines in the southern Philippines, wounding two infantrymen, officials said.

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Re-elect Kabataan Party list
Posted By Press Release | Thursday, May 06, 2010 08:01:50 PM

 

Kabataan Partylist is the first and only youth party-list group in Philippine Congress today.

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DoJ dangles P55-million aid for families of Maguindanao massacre victims: Manila Bulletin
Posted By Jeamma Sabate | Thursday, May 06, 2010 06:21:03 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra disclosed Thursday the signing of a Declaration of Commitment covering P55 million in aid package for families of the November 23, 2009 massacre victims.

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Rebels own up abduction of Philippine mayor, 4 aides
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 06, 2010 03:13:43 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 6, 2010) – New People’s Army rebels owned up the abduction of a southern Filipino town mayor and four of his escorts and claimed they were being held for various crimes, a spokesman said on Thursday.

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Sulu Governor Sakur Tan 3
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 06, 2010 02:04:43 PM

 


Politicians' cars break through army checkpoint in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 06, 2010 01:44:36 PM

 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 6, 2010) – Government soldiers manning a checkpoint in the southern Philippines narrowly escaped being ran into by two cars believed owned by politicians, a military report said Thursday.

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Massacre echoes in Philippine election: CNN
Posted By Arwa Damon, CNN | Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:52:52 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - I didn't need to understand a word of what Editha was saying to feel her anguish. Her voice was thick and guttural, the sound of a woman utterly exhausted by sorrow and pain.

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Party list AHON to probe high power rates
Posted By Press Release | Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:58:08 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Party list group AHON Pinoy, if elected in the May 10 elections, will work in Congress to have an independent commission probe deep into the reason why Philippine electricity rates and prices are so steep—higher even than those in the United States, its leaders said Thursday.

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NPA rebels seize supporters of Philippines House Speaker
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:48:40 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 6, 2010) – Communist rebels briefly held 5 people campaigning for the candidacy of Philippines House Speaker Prospero Nograles who is running for mayor in Davao City in the restive region of Mindanao, a military spokesman told the Mindanao Examiner on Thursday.

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Philippine Justice Secretary Reverses Ruling On 2 Massacre Suspects
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Wednesday, May 05, 2010 07:51:15 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 5, 2010) – Philippine Justice Secretary Alberto Agra reversed his earlier ruling absolving two members of a powerful political clan accused of murdering at least 57 people in Maguindanao province last year.

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Rebels block highway, abduct mayor and escorts in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Wednesday, May 05, 2010 02:10:07 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 5, 2010) – Philippine troops were sent Wednesday to rescue a town mayor and four of his security escorts abducted by communist rebels who blockaded a highway in Mindanao where security forces are battling insurgents, a military spokesman told the Mindanao Examiner.

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US to press resolution for Nov. 23 carnage
Posted By Manila Times | Wednesday, May 05, 2010 08:44:26 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines - The United States government has vowed to continuously pressure the Philippine government to go after and prosecute the criminals behind the bloody Maguindanao massacre, The Manila Times reported.

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Korina booed during Tears for Fears concert: ABS-CBN
Posted By ABS-CBN | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 03:44:29 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran broadcaster Korina Sanchez, wife of Liberal Party’s vice presidential bet Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, was booed during Sunday’s sold-out concert of ‘80s English pop rock duo “Tears for Fears” at the Araneta Coliseum, online reports said.

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Davao Oriental kicks off summer job
Posted By Sarx Lanos | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 03:09:46 PM

 


Poor Children At Paseo del Mar In Zamboanga City
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 02:08:30 PM

 


Panel: Journalists lives more at risk
Posted By AP | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 01:03:05 PM

 

NEW YORK — The changing nature of warfare and the media has put reporters' lives more at risk than ever, journalists said Monday at a panel discussion sponsored by Reporters Without Borders.

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Iran: Punish US for 'shameful' nuclear threats
Posted By Reuters | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 10:12:47 AM

 

UNITED NATIONS – Calling nuclear weapons "disgusting and shameful," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the United Nations on Monday to punish countries like the United States that threaten to use them.

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Local bets get zero votes as PCOS machines malfunction: ABS-CBN
Posted By ABS-CBN | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 10:08:35 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Is this a prelude to the glitches that might happen in next week's automated elections?

Several vote counting machines in at least four localities on Monday failed to correctly read the ballots and tally the votes during mock polls, affecting local positions and raising concerns that a scenario is being created by some quarters to revert the conduct of the polls to the manual system.

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Taliban leader threatens US cities in new video
Posted By AFP | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 08:53:23 AM

 

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has vowed to attack major US cities in two purported new videos released months after his reported killing in a US missile strike.

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Philippine troops stop potential deadly attack in South
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, May 03, 2010 02:27:29 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 3, 2010) – Philippine troops stopped a potential deadly attack after they recovered an improvised explosive planted at a roadside frequently used by civilians, officials said Monday.

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'We Shall Overcome!' (Media Statement - NUJP Zamboanga)
Posted By NUJP | Monday, May 03, 2010 09:59:24 AM

 

We Shall Overcome!

TODAY, May 3, societies and democracies around the globe are celebrating World Press Freedom Day, initiated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for people’s fundamental rights of expression and access to information and to honor the world’s journalists, especially those who experienced or are experiencing extraordinary circumstances in the performance of their work.

Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

This is not an idle or frivolous right, since free expression and access to information are indispensable to people’s right to and realization of their security, welfare, progress and peace.

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Abolition of ARMM sought
Posted By Nonoy Lacson | Sunday, May 02, 2010 08:03:26 PM

 

SULU, Philippines - Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan on Sunday renewed calls for the total abolition of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, saying its creation 20 years ago merely resulted in systematic failure and an additional layer in the bureaucracy and corruption in the country today.

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A Beautiful Wedding In Kidapawan City
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Sunday, May 02, 2010 02:43:44 PM

 


Sulu Governor Sakur Tan Seeks Re-election 2
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 02, 2010 02:20:11 PM

 


2 killed in NPA ambush in Davao Sur province
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, May 02, 2010 02:01:25 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 2, 2010) – Two government soldiers were killed in a clash Sunday with the communist New People’s Army fighters in the southern Philippines, a rebel spokesman said.

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IIFA To hold Television Commercial Production Workshops
Posted By Press Release | Sunday, May 02, 2010 11:44:25 AM

 

The International Institute for Film & Arts (IIFA) will hold its 3rd year run of its TELEVISION COMMERCIALS PRODUCTIONS WORKSHOP.

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Suspects in Sarangani mayor’s ambush try ordered released
Posted By Isagani Palma | Sunday, May 02, 2010 10:06:34 AM

 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Sarangani has ordered Friday the release of five arrested suspects who were earlier implicated in the alleged April 25 ambush try of Mayor Enrique Yap Jr in Glan town, The Manila Times reported Sunday.

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Journalists finish election coverage training in Kidapawan City
Posted By Geo Solmerano | Saturday, May 01, 2010 10:20:29 PM

 


Brunei sends soldiers to monitor cease-fire in Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, May 01, 2010 01:16:54 PM

 

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 1, 2010) – Brunei has deployed six of its soldiers to serve as cease-fire observers in the southern Philippines where Muslim rebels are currently negotiating peace with Manila.

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Free Modeling Seminar in Zamboanga City
Posted By Press Release | Saturday, May 01, 2010 12:33:01 PM

 

The Stamm Family Photographers is holding a free modeling seminar on Sunday at the Lantaka Hotel in Zamboanga City in Mindanao.

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