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Archive for the 'Mindanao' Category

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bomber nabbed

Posted by Mai on 20th November 2008

Sun.Star Network Online
Suspected Abu Sayyaf bomber nabbed

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Government troops have arrested a suspected al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf bomber allegedly behind a failed attempt to bomb an airport in the island province of Sulu, a military official said Wednesday.

Colonel Eugenio Clemen, chief of the 3rd Marine Brigade, said the bomber was arrested while about to withdraw money from a bank Tuesday morning in the village of Walled City, Jolo.

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Pinoy broadcaster shot dead in Mindanao, killer escapes

Posted by Mai on 18th November 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Pinoy broadcaster shot dead
in Mindanao, killer escapes

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Filipino radio broadcaster was fatally shot by a gunman on a motorcycle in an attack on Monday in southern Philippines.

Reports said Aristeo Padrigao, who held a program on dxRS Radyo Natin station in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, was shot in the face by the gunman around 7:15 a.m.

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Cholera kills 2, downs 500

Posted by Mai on 18th November 2008

Sun.Star Network Online
Cholera kills 2, downs 500

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Two people died and more than 500 others fell ill in a suspected cholera outbreak affecting at least eight barangays in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

Tagoloan Mayor Paulino Emano identified the affected barangays as Poblacion, Baluarte, Sugbongcogon, Bogoac, Sta Cruz, Casinglot, Mohon, and Sihayon.

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De Oro BIR exec clings to his post

Posted by Mai on 13th November 2008

INQUIRER.net
De Oro BIR exec clings to his post

By Ma. Cecilia Rodriguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:25:00 11/13/2008

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Controversial Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Mustapha Gandarosa quietly secured a temporary restraining order last Friday to keep him from being reassigned to Manila, surprising businessmen here who demanded his ouster for alleged abuses.

On Oct. 21, businessmen who formed the Coalition of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Northern Mindanao staged a city-wide business shutdown, dubbed “Sara Protesta,” to demand the replacement of Gandarosa as BIR regional director.

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MILF claims 13 soldiers killed; Army says 10 rebels dead in Lanao clash

Posted by Mai on 12th November 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
MILF claims 13 soldiers killed; Army says 10 rebels dead in Lanao clash
By Roel Pareño
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government troops and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas clashed anew in Lanao del Sur, turning the encounter into a propaganda war.

The military claimed the MILF sustained a number of casualties which forced the rebels to retreat.

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UN sends 40 tons of biscuits to Mindanao

Posted by Mai on 5th October 2008

INQUIRER.net
UN sends 40 tons of biscuits to Mindanao

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:13:00 10/05/2008

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Reports about the increasing number of children dying of hunger in refugee camps in conflict areas in Mindanao has prompted the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP) to ship in about 40 tons of high-energy and highly-nutritious biscuits.

Stephen Anderson, WFP country director and representative to the Philippines, on Saturday said the vitamin-enriched biscuits were scheduled to be off-loaded in three tranches at the Davao International Airport starting today.

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