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AFP to recommend 1-year ML extension

OUTGOING Armed Forces chief-of-staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. yesterday said the military will recommend a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao. “We have recommendations already, we see that all RPOC (Regional Peace and Order Councils) and also the local government units and even the Comelec (Commission on Elections) and ...

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Asean body calls on govt to drop cases against Satur, Castro group

THE Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) over the weekend called on the Philippine government to immediately drop what the group called as trumped-up “kidnapping” and “human trafficking” charges against a sitting congresswoman and 17 other people who were trying to assist indigenous communities harassed by a paramilitary group, The ...

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IFI: Dureza resignation could hurt peace quest

A LEADER of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) has expressed fears that the resignation of presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza would undermine all the previous efforts to sustain the peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels. In a statement, IFI Bishop Felixberto Calang, main convener of ...

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Rotoras slay: Police have no mastermind, no idea on motive

By LITO RULONA and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . A YEAR after the murder of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) president Ricardo Rotoros, the police have yet to build a case that could withstand cross-examination in court. Neither have they identified a mastermind nor determined the motive ...

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Reg’l councils back move to extend ML

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent . FOUR regional peace and order councils have thrown their support behind calls to extend the martial law in Mindanao. Mayor Oscar Moreno over the weekend said the four peace and order councils passed a resolution that expressed support for the idea to extend the Mindanao ...

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Tagoloan man hangs self in Gingoog store

GINGOOG City — A man, suffering from depression, sent a text message to his relative about him being dead an hour after midnight on Friday. Hours later, he was found dead, with a cord tied around his neck inside a store on Jadol Street in Barangay 17 here. Supt. Ariel ...

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