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8 hrs ago | Sun-Star

DENR favors Sta. Cruz Island lot ownership transfer

THE Protected Area Management Board's of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has expressed support to the move to transfer, turn over or donate at least five lots on the Greater Sta. Cruz Island from the National Government to the local government.

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18 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Kidnapping warning sirens whistled for Chinese community in Philippines

The recent upsurge of kidnappings and other crimes in the Philippines has alarmed the large Filipino- Chinese community in the country. It has also prompted the Chinese government to warn its citizens on Friday not to travel to the Philippines in the meantime.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Weekend Balita

Abu Sayyaf releases abducted midwife in Sulu

Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.

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Sun-Star

Build restrooms for tourists, gov't urged

SENATOR Ralph Recto is urging the National Government to earmark part of its P3.6 billion annual travel tax collection for the building of roadside rest rooms for local and foreign tourists bound for the "sun, sea, sand, shopping" destinations in the country. Recto made the recommendation to Tourism officials Thursday during the Senate hearing on the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Tourism .

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South China Morning Post

Teen's kidnapping prompts China travel warning against Philippines

A Filipino soldier fires his M-16 rifle during a 2013 stand-off in Zamboanga city, a frequent site of clashes with rebels. A Chinese teenager was kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay on Thursday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Aquino praises Pinoy peacekeepers

President Aquino lauded Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights for their courage and bravery in the face of threats from Syrian rebels. "Nakita naman po ninyo lahat ng Pilipinong sundalo doon mula sa pinakabagong private hanggang sa colonel natin, nagpakita ng abilidad at husay sa kanilang tungkulin.

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ABC News

China Issues Travel Warning for the Philippines

China on Friday warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store was kidnapped. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also said it was worried because of plots confirmed by the police in the Philippines that criminal groups planned to attack the Chinese embassy, Chinese companies and public venues such as malls.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

South China Morning Post

Chinese teenager abducted by Muslim militants, say Philippine police

The armed men kidnapped the Chinese national at his store in Kabasalan municipality in Zamboanga Sibugay province on the island of Mindanao. Six armed men abducted an 18-year-old Chinese man in the southern Philippines on Thursday evening, local police said, suggesting the kidnappers were Muslim insurgents who fund their struggle with ransom payments.

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Sun-Star

DINE Philippines 2014 set to invade CdeO this month

DINE Philippines 2014, a seminar series for the food and service industry will be coming to Cagayan de Oro for the first time on September 26, 2014. Started in 2010, DINE Philippines will end its series of conferences this year at Grand Caprice Hotel, here in the city.

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Exhaustive debates await proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law - Rep. Rodriguez

Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Philippines President proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

A Filipina Muslim sits in front of a banner during a rally in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft. Photo: AP Philippines President Benigno Aquino has urged his country's congress to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people.

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The Age

Philippines President Benigno Aquino proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

A Filipina Muslim sits in front of a banner during a rally in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft. Photo: AP Philippines President Benigno Aquino has urged his country's congress to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people.

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Sun-Star

The colors of Zamboanga

THE laconic escort wearing an orange vest marked Policia tucks the baby Armalite between his legs. Using a camera retrieved from his pocket instead to target his subject, he aims the screen high in the air to capture presumably the approaching island of Santa Cruz.

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ABS-CBN News

Abu Sayyaf releases midwife in Sulu

The Abu Sayyaf Group on Tuesday released one of its captives in Panglima Estino town in Sulu, the military said. Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Capt.

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Sun-Star

Abu Sayyafs release midwife in Sulu

The Abu Sayyaf bandits have released a government health worker they have seized more than 10 days ago in the province of Sulu, a military official said Wednesday. Western Mindanao Command information officer Captain Maria Rowena Muyuela said Lailani Bernabe was released around 6 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Danag, Patikul, Sulu.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Sun-Star

The compelling art of Arnel David Garcia

FANCIFUL, surreal, realistic, eclectic and sometimes morbid are just a few of the many words to describe the art of maverick artist Arnel D. Garcia. But no one who has seen his artworks could deny the fact that they are compelling and that they convey a persuasive message beyond their aesthetic value.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

MindaNews

"We will Rise!" is theme of year after Zambo siege commemoration

"We will Rise!" is the theme chosen by the Archdiocese of Zamboanga to commemorate the first anniversary of the September 9, 2013 siege that led to a three-week standoff between members of the Moro National Liberation Front loyal to founding chair Nur Misuari and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack on Philippine city

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on. ZAMBOANGA: Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Philippines Today

House body OKs bill promoting positive, non-violent discipline of children

The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a measure promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children at home, in schools, in workplaces, and in all other settings. Rep. Aurora Cerilles , chairperson of the House body, said House Bill 4907 would mitigate violence towards Filipino children by securing their well-being and safety.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sun-Star

Rest easy, live comfortably at Villa San Ignacio by Filinvest Land

FILINVEST LAND INC. has created the first exclusive and master planned residential subdivision replete with amenities for an everyday resort-living at the Villa San Ignacio in Tumaga, Zamboanga City.

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