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Man tries to use daughter as shooting board

GENERAL LUNA, Quezon – A 12-year-old girl was traumatized after her father tried to use her as a shooting board, police reported yesterday.  Read More »

Mindanao folks delighted over Duterte prexy bid

By JONATHAN A. SANTES DAVAO CITY – People of this city were surprised and jubilant over the declaration of City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that he finally is running for president Saturday night in a party in Dasmarinas, Cavite.  Read More »

Bodies of 3 ‘salvage’ victims found

The bodies of three men suspected to be salvage or “summary execution” victims were found in three separate locations in Metro Manila yesterday.  Read More »

Bomb threat diverts flight

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A bomb threat forced a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and land in Canada, police said.  Read More »

It’s been 3 months since Samal kidnapping – Shall we just wait?

Every single day that passes with the Samal beach resort hostages in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf is a reflection on the ability of the Philippine government to assert its authority and maintain order in all parts of the country. And every single incident about some new operation of that Islamic group, such as the beheading of a Malaysian captive, is an affront not just to the government... 

70 dead in landslide

YANGON, Myanmar – A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 70 people and left more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste, a community leader and businessman said yesterday.  Read More »

Pope heads to Africa

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile and visits to a slum, refugee camp, and mosque despite security fears following jihadist attacks.  Read More »

‘We are not the enemy’

ROME, Italy – Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Saturday to show solidarity with the victims of jihadist attacks, condemning violence in the name of religion and chanting “we are not the enemy.” “The message is clear, terrorism cannot continue to attack everywhere in the name of Muslims.  Read More »

The poor widow’s contribution

Gospel Reading: Lk 21:1-4 When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”  Read More »

Duterte’s entry changes equation

Manila, Philippines – Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s last-minute entry into the presidential race has changed the political equation, ensuring a free-for-all among five candidates next year, according to a seasoned political analyst. Incoming search terms:roxas (1) Read More »