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Jolo militants get funds from Sabah: report

MANILA - Malaysian authorities believe several individuals from Sabah have been sending money to Filipino militants in Jolo Island in Mindanao, a report from the Bernama news agency said Tuesday.

Gov't can't stop payment of ransom: Gazmin

MANILA - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin admitted the Philippine government cannot stop families of kidnap victims from paying ransom to hostage-takers for the release of their loved ones.

'Freak tornado' leaves 12 dead in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (UPDATE) – Twelve people died when a mini-tornado caused an overloaded boat to capsize off Barangay Tugal in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao on Monday afternoon.

Mangudadatu rival faces kidnap charges in DOJ

MANILA, Philippines - The rival of re-electionist Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu in the May polls will start his campaign this weekend while facing criminal investigation.

3 penitents to be crucified on Good Friday in Angeles City

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – It’s not only San Fernando that has crucifixions. This city also has its own penitents who will be nailed to the cross on Good Friday.

Tourists, pilgrims flock to Baguio

Nagsisimula nang umakyat ang mga turista sa Baguio City. Pero hindi lang bakasyon ang pakay ng ilan. May mga nais ding magtika sa ilang pilgrimage sites. Magba-Bandila si Maira Wallis. Bandila, Marso 26, 2013, Martes
 

More passengers expected at Batangas port

Pahirapan ang biyahe ng mga sasakay ng barko sa Batangas port. Hindi kasi sapat ang bilang ng mga Ro-Ro na naglalayag matapos ipatigil ang biyahe ng mga lumang barko ng isang shipping line. Live, mula sa Batangas port, Magba-Bandila si Val Balita. Bandila, Marso 26, 2013, Martes

Regina Rica in Rizal attracts devotees

Sinasadya rin tuwing Kwaresma ang isang lugar sa Tanay, Rizal na tinatawag na Regina Rica. Bukod sa higanteng imahe ng Mahal na Birhen, nagsisilbi ring atraksyon sa mga debotong nais makapagnilay ang katahimikan sa lugar. Magba- Bandila si Abner Mercado. Bandila, Marso 26, 2013, Martes
 

Backpackers troop to Sagada for Holy Week

Isa sa mga paboritong destinasyon ng mga bakasyunista ngayong Semana Santa ang Sagada, Mountain Province. Bukod sa tahimik ang lugar, patok din na pasyalan sa mga naghahanap ng adventure ang mga bundok at kuweba ng Sagada. Magba-Bandila si KC Zalavaria. Bandila, Marso 26, 2013, Martes  

Baguio hotels packed for long break

Bus stations and hotels in the summer capital Baguio are already packed ahead of the long Holy Week break. -- Top Story, ANC, March 26, 2013