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Policewoman tied to Abu Sayyaf faces more raps over guns, explosives

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — More charges are being prepared against alleged Abu Sayyaf conduit, Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, following the discovery of firearms, ammunition and bomb-making components inside her house in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon. The Northern Mindanao Police Office said in a report that a composite team of policemen and soldiers raided Nobleza’s […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

February’s tourist arrivals hit 4-year high, says DOT

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TOURIST arrivals in the country for the month of February hit a four-year high, according to data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT). In a statement, the DOT said a total of 579,178 visitors were recorded in February 2017, breaking the month’s previous records of tourist arrivals. This was 5.36 percent higher than the […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

‘Dante’ maintains strength as it moves northwest

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Tropical Storm “Dante” maintained its strength as it continued to move northwest, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday afternoon. In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Dante was last plotted at 1,105 kilometers east of Virac in Catanduanes as it moved northwest at 15 kilometers per […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

NCRPO chief: Cops securing Asean summit lack portalets, water

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One of the challenges faced by the security forces deployed at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila is the lack of portable toilets and drinking water. More than 4,000 police officers, enduring the searing heat to secure roads in Manila for the Asean meetings this week, have not been provided with […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Spending more for garbage

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If Cebu City is spending twice for its garbage collection and disposal this year than in the previous years, blame it on the previous administrations that failed to provide concrete, long-term solutions to the garbage problem. Whether they were too enamored with big-ticket projects like the South Road Properties (SRP) whose future economic prospects are […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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MAYOR’S PROTECTION A group of tourists passed by a derelict house on an island in northern Cebu that bore a sign stating that “this house is protected.” When they asked around, some residents told them that the house is under the protection of the town mayor, an alleged drug lord protector. The tourists could not […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

AFP: Bohol Abu Sayyaf bandits ‘fighting for survival’

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The number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members still being hunted in Bohol may just be down to two, fighting for their survival and no longer posing any threat, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said state forces have tracked the location of the two bandits […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

SC: Torre de Manila construction can resume

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green light to resume the construction of the controversial Torre de Manila condominium, which mars the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta. Voting 9-6, the high tribunal in a session in Baguio City junked the petition by the Order of the Knights of Rizal in September 2014 […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

How Supt. Nobleza’s romance with an Abu terrorist blossomed

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THEY were an unlikely pair. Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, then assigned at the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), “fell in love” with Renierlo Dongon, an alleged Abu Sayyaf member, while the latter was in detention for a double murder case in 2013. Asked about how the affair between the cop and the suspected terrorist […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

40k troops to thwart terror threats to Asean summit

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Manila — The government will deploy 40,000 security and emergency personnel to thwart terror threats to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila this coming week, according to government officials. Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor Jr., director general for operations of the Asean 2017 National Organizing Council, said the government did not want […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »