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88 MNLF hostages to be reunited with families – DSWD

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — Some 88 hostages held in captivity for more than ten days were finally set free and are about to be reunited with their…

Bishops on 14th month pay proposal

MANILA, (PNA) — Catholic bishops said that workers in the country should be given “fair” salary before considering giving them other financial benefits. According to retired Caloocan bishop Deogracias Iniguez…

Zamboanga City stand-off death toll now at 113 — AFP

MANILA, (PNA) — With the Zamboanga City stand-off now on its 12th day, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday announced that death toll for the conflict has…

Zambo feels sense of normalcy despite standoff

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar on Friday announced that “a sense of normalcy is felt in most part of this city” despite the continuing standoff that started…

Four MNLF rebels killed as fresh fighting breaks in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– Firefight broke out anew Friday “within the area of constriction” here that resulted to the death of four Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels as the…

Roxas: Captured MNLF rebels to be detained at BuCor facility in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas II disclosed Friday that the captured Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels “that are awaiting processing” will be detained at the…

P3.9-B funds for Zambo residents go to shelter, livelihood assistance – Palace Deputy Spokesperson

By Janice M. Cave MANILA, (PNA) — A bulk of the P3.89 billion fund that the government will release to aid Zamboanga City residents and villages that suffered during the…

West does not know what to do if extremist comes to power in Syria – Putin

VALDAI, Novgorod Region, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Western countries did not know what to do if extremist came to power in Syria as a result of their…

DSWD distributes hygiene kits to maintain cleanliness at Zamboanga City evacuation center

MANILA, (PNA) — About 9,500 hygiene kits containing bath soap, detergent, towel and pail were distributed Friday to evacuees at the Joaquin Enriquez Sports Complex (Grandstand) in Zamboanga City to…

IMF forecasts 6 % growth for Djibouti’s economy in 2013-2016 period

DJIBOUTI, (PNA/Xinhua) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts a 6 percent growth in Djibouti’s economy between 2013 and 2016. In its latest report, the IMF said the Red Sea…

Aquino: MNLF factions may choose war or peace

MANILA, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III sent a strong message Thursday saying that it’s up to Mindanao elements to choose between war and peace, and underscored the government’s…

Infighting erupts between moderate, radical rebels in northern Syrian: report

DAMASCUS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Infighting flared up between moderate and radical rebels the in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, heightening tensions between the two forces that had fought together against…

Two party list solons appeal to their colleagues to make full disclosure of their PDAF-funded projects

MANILA, (PNA) — Two party list solons on Thursday appealed to their colleagues to voluntarily make an immediate full “public accounting” of their projects funded by the controversial Priority Development…

(Lead) Aquino tells remaining rebels in Zambo standoff to surrender

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– The remaining Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels were told that it is not yet late for them to consider surrendering to end the standoff. This…

OIC urges MNLF Sema group not to join Misuari group in Zamboanga attacks

KIDAPAWAN CITY, (PNA) — The influential Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) WHICH MEDIATED THE FORGING OF THE 1996 GPH-MORO NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT PEACE AGREEMENT HAS ASKED THE MNLF-SEMA FACTION TO…