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  1. Maglana: Questioning questions about Mindanao and safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Sun-Star

    IN OCTOBER this year, I wrote a piece in reaction to the Manila Bulletin headline that raised the question "how safe is Mindanao?", which was triggered by an update in the Australian Government's travel advisory about the Philippines but which in particular cited Mindanao. I was pleasantly surprised to hear back from three readers who wrote to express their opinions.


  2. Navy recaptures vessel loaded with smuggled riceRead the original story

    26 min ago | MindaNews

    The vessel loaded with 10,000 sacks of smuggled rice worth P20 million that escaped from the Bureau of Customs' holding area was recaptured Thursday in Patikul, Sulu, a customs official disclosed. Miguel Pio Saquisami, BoC-Zamboanga district collector, said the Naval Forces Western Mindanao recaptured the vessel, M/L Ayang, while it was about to unload its remaining cargo at a finger wharf in Patikul.


  3. Malilong: Command responsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sun-Star

    ILLEGAL drugs, guns, large amounts of cash, expensive watches and a sex doll. These were among the items seized by a National Bureau of Investigation team led by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima that raided the luxurious "homes" of Very Important Prisoners in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City last Monday.


  4. Apprehended vessel loaded with smuggled rice disappears at Zambo portRead the original story

    Wednesday | MindaNews

    Government authorities have launched a search for a vessel loaded with an undetermined amount of smuggled rice that suddenly disappeared at the holding area of the local port. The search was launched after the Bureau of Customs-Zamboanga District Office requested the assistance of the police and military to intercept the vessel M/L Ayang, "if found at the coastal areas in your respective area of responsibility" and to immediately inform the BoC when apprehended.


  5. 2014: New places, new adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sun-Star

    It's an instruction I heed. This year, the Universe has been kind and generous that it led me to, not one, but several new places to see.


  6. Tipsters get P12M reward for turning in insurgentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Sun-Star

    A TOTAL of P12.1 million in reward money was awarded to tipsters for providing information that led to the arrest of a leader of the New People's Army and three members of the Abu Sayyaf Group, the military said. Armed Forces of the Philippines Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General John Bonafos personally handed over the cash rewards to four informants in a ceremony held Tuesday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.


  7. Mindanao farmers urged to produce quality cacaoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Sun-Star

    MINDANAO has to continuously produce premium quality cacao beans as it is the only fighting chance if it wants the investors to take notice of its produce by the time Asean Economic Community takes effect next year. Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao executive director Valente Turtur, in a recent forum, said it's more than hitting the targeted production volume now as the industry takes stride into 2020.


  8. German, wanted for theft, fallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | ABS-CBN News

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines A 60-year-old German wanted for theft was arrested in Labason town in Zamboanga del Norte Friday, officials reported yesterday. Poker Haugk was arrested in Barangay Bubungan at around 12:30 p.m. based on a warrant issued by Judge Oscar Tomarong, said Inspector Alexie Palisoc, town police deputay chief.


  9. DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015a 2 in Zamboanga CityRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Philippines Today

    DOT Regional Director Mary June Bugante spearheaded the launching of the VPY 2015 in a ceremony held Wednesday night here. Bugante said the VPY 2015 is a year-long events-driven nationwide campaign where interested parties can register their events at, the official website which aims to attract domestic and foreign tourists to participate in the events.


  10. Seaweeds stakeholders attend planning workshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Sun-Star

    AT LEAST 50 seaweeds industry players have attended the two-day Regional Industry Planning workshop to strategize measures that will help regain Zamboanga Peninsula's position as one of the top seaweeds producer in the Philippines. Those who attended the two-day event, which was held from Tuesday until Wednesday, consist of seaweeds farmers, traders, processors and other key stakeholders.


  11. Rescued Swiss hostage treatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Sun-Star

    Troops of the Joint Task Force Zambasulta rescued Vinciguerra, 49, around 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the village of Timpok, Patikul, Sulu. ZAMBOANGA.


  12. Swiss birdwatcher escapes from Abu Sayyaf captorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | ABS-CBN News

    A Swiss national snatched by the Abu Sayyaf Group in February 2012 has escaped from his captors, the military said on Saturday. Task Force Sulu Commander Col.


  13. Nations' response during calamities reveals deep-seated charitable cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Weekend Balita

    Still dazed after a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda delivered a devastating wallop never been experience in the history of the Philippines, now comes another foreboding calamity represented by Typhoon Ruby with at least nine provinces in the Visayas are expected to reel from its effects. An estimated 4.5 million people stand to suffer the "whip" of typhoon "Hagupit, the international name of Ruby, which already has activated the panic mode button from the affected areas with reports of "panic buying of food breaking out in the areas affected".


  14. Mobile payment for business transactions launched in Iloilo CityRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Philippines Today

    The United States Agency for International Development and the city government of Iloilo launched the first Online Business Registration System, Mobile Money Payment and the Virtual Investment Promotion Center of the city government Thursday as the first in Western Visayas. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the launching will enhance the online Business Permits and Licensing System with real mobile payment services for the business tax.


  15. PBA cancels Purefoods-Barako game in DipologRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Basketball Association is cancelling the out-of-town game in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte between Purefoods and Barako Bull this Saturday, the Office of the Commissioner announced Thursday. The cancellation was brought about by the adverse weather conditions that will be caused by Super Typhoon Ruby over the weekend.


  16. a Sojourner's View: Quo Vadis, Mindanao Week of PeaceRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | MindaNews

    These past so many years now, various groups throughout Mindanao-Sulu - mainly local church organizations , non-governmental organizations, schools, media agencies and autonomous institutions, all belonging to Mindanao's vibrant civil society - have participated in celebrating the MINDANAO WEEK OF PEACE. It starts on the last Thursday of November and ends on the first Today, Wednesday, December 3 provides us the opportunity in the culmination of this Week of Peace.


  17. Federalism summit setRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | Sun-Star

    Political and civic leaders from all over Mindanao, including representatives from different sectors, arrived here Sunday to attend the Mindanao Leaders Summit on Federalism set today, December 1, at the Grand Menseng Hotel. The one-day event, dubbed as "Mindanawons Forging Unity Toward a Federal System of Government," will push for federalism as a viable alternative to the present form of government and effect political and social changes not just in Mindanao but for the whole country as well.


  18. Rep. Biazon asks Iliganons to "listen to your hearts", seek compromise on BBLRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | MindaNews

    Warning that the rejection of the Bangsamoro Basic Law would mean "more killings and destruction," a lawmaker appealed to some 500 people who attended the House public hearing Friday on the proposed law to "listen to your hearts" and try to reach a compromise on conflicting positions. Muntinlupa City Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, a member of the House ad hoc committee on the BBL said that while he said it here the same request holds true for the rest of the country.


  19. Lawmaker to Iliganons: Listen to your heartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | Sun-Star

    Warning that the rejection of the Bangsamoro Basic Law would mean "more killings and destruction," a lawmaker appealed to some 500 people who attended the House public hearing Friday on the proposed law to "listen to your hearts" and try to reach a "compromise on conflicting positions." Muntinlupa City Representative Rodolfo Biazon, a member of the House ad hoc committee on the BBL said that while he said it here the same request holds true for the rest of the country.


  20. Firearms seized from alleged Abu banditRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | ABS-CBN News

    Operatives of the Joint Task Group Zamboanga recovered firearms from a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Barangay Landang Laum, Zamboanga City early Friday morning. JTG Zamboanga went to the area to serve an arrest warrant on Pingli for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.