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Palace assurance

Don’t worry about the soldiers deployed in the conflict-torn Zamboanga city. These battled-tested warriors are properly armed and fed while moving to quell the violence in the area. Malacañang made this assurance to dispel reports the troops are running low in food and ammunition while locked in a fierce gun battle with the Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) group in Zamboanga.... 

Duterte, Misuari speak on phone

By ALEXANDER LOPEZ DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he doesn’t mind if the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) flag is raised in city hall as long as it won’t downgrade the Philippine flag. “As long as it is not higher than the Philippine flag I have no problem with that,“ he said.  Read More »

Morsi trial

Egypt’s state prosecutor says he has referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi for trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters. The accusations relate to violence outside the presidential palace in Cairo last December when at least seven people were killed in clashes.  Read More »

Prayer for peace

The Catholic Church in the Philippines will join other countries in praying and fasting for peace in Syria. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said they already disseminated the Pope’s appeal for prayer and fasting in all masses in his diocese.  Read More »

New cabinet

Egypt’s interim leader has sworn in a Cabinet that includes women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a more liberal face that is markedly at odds with the deposed president and his supporters.  Read More »

Cairo clashes

CAIRO (Reuters) ­- Egyptian police and protesters clashed in central Cairo early on Tuesday after fights broke out between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and locals angered when they tried to block major thoroughfares crossing the River Nile.  Read More »

Crackdown

CAIRO – Political infighting threatened to stall Egypt’s transition plans yesterday, as the military cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood leaders it blamed for inciting a clash in Cairo in which troops shot and killed 53 protesters. Monday’s violence between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader toppled by the army last week, and soldiers at a military... 

Unwelcome journalists

CAIRO (AP) – Journalists for the pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera have been kicked out of a news conference being held by Egypt’s military on the killing of at least 54 people, most of them supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, outside an army facility. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera was founded by the Gulf nation’s ruling family. The tiny but wealthy country was a strong supporter of Egyptian... 

Brazil dialogue

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA ­- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff promised on Friday to hold a dialogue with members of a protest movement sweeping the country, but also said she would do whatever is necessary to maintain order in the wake of widespread vandalism and looting.  Read More »

No more bullying

The Fifteenth Congress ended last June 6, 2013 and one of the measures that it managed to pass before it adjourned sine die is the Anti-Bullying bill. It is a significant accomplishment of both the House of Representatives and the Senate because the bill is a timely response to the worsening cases of bullying in our country.  Read More »