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Five fishermen slain in Philippine sea attack
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Gunmen aboard a speedboat shot dead five members of a fishing crew in a mysterious attack in the seas of the southern Philippines, the coast guard said Saturday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
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Zamboanga City: Abu Sayyaf abductors free Jordanian journalist
Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani was released by his Abu Sayyaf abductors in Patikul, Sulu, Wednesday morning, after 18 months in captivity, police said late Wednesday.
Kidnapped Al-Arabiya reporter walks free in Philippines
A reporter with the Pan-Arab Al-Arabiya news channel has walked free from the southern Philippines jungle 18 months after he was abducted by Islamist militants, Filipino police said late Wednesday.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Analysis: Help wanted - local aid workers need psychosocial assistance too
MANILA/BANGKOK, 3 December 2013 - Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support for local aid workers who are often the first responders even when they have also been seriously affected but are among the last to get help.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Aquino talks about hope after calamities, 2016
A media forum called Bulong Pulungan on Tuesday gave President Benigno Aquino III its "Man of Steel" award for steering the Philippine economy to new heights.
a Sojourner's View: In the mata (eye) of the beholder
Dimataling. It is one of the interior towns of the Baganian Peninsula of Zamboanga del Sur.
Zamboanga City lifts curfew
The Crisis Management Committee has unanimously approved a resolution lifting the implementation of curfew hours in this city effective today.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
In Haiyan's wake, aid agencies stretched thin across multiple Philippines emergencies
A volunteer inspects relief goods inside the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in Manila, on Nov. 28, 2013, before transporting them to a truck for distribution to the Typhoon Haiyan-battered central Philippines.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
P38.8B needed for initial phase of rehab program in typhoon-hit areas
THE Aquino administration needs P38.8 billion to implement the initial phase of the reconstruction and rehabilitation program in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda , a Palace official said Thursday.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Special polls in Bohol, Zamboanga - generally peaceful'
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that no report of election-related violence was monitored both in Bohol and Zamboanga City aside from minor commotions from the camps of some candidates in some areas.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Shoring up hardiness in the wake of Yolanda
The Ateneo de Davao University, through its Integrated Humanitarian Emergency Logistics Protocol , designates the Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services to deliver the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support response to affected populace.
Religious congregations led by the Society of St. Paul , Daughters of St. Paul , Pious Disciples of the Divine Master , and the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd will hold thanksgiving masses today in observance of the death anniversary of Blessed Fr.
Lawmaker urges doubling the number of C130 planes
BY EARMARKING P1.5 billion in the 2014 national budget, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said the government can double the number of its operational C-130 planes to six next year.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
DOT: Tourists start visiting Zambo
DEPARTMENT of Tourism Zamboanga Peninsula Director Mary June Bugante announced that tourists are again visiting Zamboanga City despite the standoff last September.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Yolanda death toll rises above 5,000
The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, officials said Friday.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Typhoon underscores hard security truths in SE Asia
How so? First, on Nov. 12, communist insurgents of the New People's Army attacked the Philippine Army's 903rd Infantry Brigade while on a relief mission headed for Leyte, so reported Col.
4 stores fined for substandard Christmas...
THE Department of Trade and Industry has penalized four business establishments in Pagadian City for selling Christmas lights without the requisite import commodity clearance stickers.
DynCorp International Pledges $10,000 to Support Philippines Typhoon Victims
"We have been working in the Philippines since 2002, supporting the Department of Defense, and have developed valuable relationships in the local community," said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp International chairman and CEO.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Teaneck Group Fundraising For Typhoon Haiyan Victims
A Teaneck-based Filipino organization has launched a fundraising effort to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 4,000 people in the Philippines and left millions displaced.
C-130 operation in jeopardy due to aviation fuel shortage
DUE shortage of aviation fuel, one of the three remaining C-130 planes aiding the ongoing relief distribution in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda has been temporarily grounded by the Philippine Air Force .