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Mindanao college blast injures 24

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A suspected improvised bomb attack at a college in the southern Philippines left 24 people wounded, many critically, including students and teachers, police said Monday. The blast occurred about 8pm on Sunday inside a building at the Cotabato College Foundation of Science and Technology in Arakan, in the North Cotabato province of Mindanao. A fire [...]


Floods, landslides kill 13 in southern Philippines

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At least 13 people were reported killed in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental following landslides and flash floods caused by heavy rains over Mindanao. At least four other people were reported missing and 34 hurt in the landslides and flash floods. More than 132,000 villagers in 11 provinces were displaced, the National Disaster [...]


Town on ‘red alert’ after New Year’s Eve blast

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Authorities have placed the town of Sumisip in Mindanao’s Basilan province on “extreme red alert” after a bomb exploded down the street from a Catholic church, killing seven people and wounding five others on New Year’s Eve. The bomb exploded at 10:22pm outside the home of Manuel Casineros, which is about 100 ms from the [...]


Anti-mining leader, two children killed in Mindanao

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Gunmen have shot and killed an anti-mining tribal leader and his two children in a village on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Anteng Freay, a B’laan tribal leader, was killed when gunmen strafed his home in the village of Tampakan in South Cotabato province, at about five o’clock on Friday morning, police said. Both his [...]


Blast hits Catholic Church in Southern Philippines

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A grenade attack on a Catholic Church late Wednesday has injured 2 civilians in the southern Philippine town of Jolo, officials said. The town’s mayor Hussin Amin said the grenade exploded outside the church, but no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack. He said the blast wounded Salma Pacana, 19, and Romano [...]


Priests sought for terrorist lair in Mindanao

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The Catholic bishop of Basilan in the southern Philippines is calling for gutsy priests as volunteers to work in the island province which has been torn by violence for years. Only 16 priests serve in the prelature’s 10 parishes, according to Bishop Martin Jumoad. “They’re not enough, especially because of the challenges and threats to [...]


Government, rebels fall out over wealth-sharing

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The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) today failed to reach an agreement on a wealth-sharing deal for Mindanao at the end of the latest round of peace talks in Malaysia. Ghazali Jaafar, MILF vice-chairman for political affairs, said the rebel group refused to accept the government’s offer for a 50-50 split [...]


At least 23 killed as troops clash with rebels

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At least 23 people were reported killed after clashes broke out between government troops and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Mindanao on Saturday. A military spokesman confirmed that five soldiers were killed while at least 18 rebels died after the rebels launched simultaneous assaults on the military in Maguindanao and North [...]


Mindanao group wins top peace award

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An interreligious peace movement in troubled Mindanao has won the prestigious Goi Peace Award, a Japanese prize previously given to Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the former president of Costa Rica. The Silsilah Dialogue Movement, founded by Italian missionary Priest Sebastiano D’Ambra in Zamboanga City, has set up training and other projects to promote peace [...]


Rebels to help secure release of abducted filmmakers

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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it will help secure the release of two Filipino-Algerian women who were abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the province of Sulu last Saturday. “The leadership of the (MILF) has asked its political and military organs in the island province of Sulu to do whatever is necessary [...]


Bishops say no to guns for priests

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Catholic bishops today expressed extreme reluctance to allow priests to be armed, even in high-risk areas such as Mindanao. A new law signed by President Benigno Aquino last week allows individuals whose occupation poses imminent danger to their lives to secure a license to own firearms. Although the affected occupations have not been listed, priests [...]


3,000 flee as war looms between Moro reb factions

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Close to 3,000 people from three villages here have fled their homes as clashes between rival Moro rebel groups continued despite a truce. More soldiers have been sent to the village of Marbel where Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces are separated only by an 800-meter wide river. Maguid [...]


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