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Kidnapped midwife freed in Sulu

A midwife who was kidnapped in Patikul, Sulu last Monday has been released by her captors, the military said.

Army seizes NPA camp in Surigao

MANILA, Philippines – A camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Surigao del Sur was captured by government soldiers after an encounter with the rebels on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

DOJ to probe missing Maguindanao massacre victim

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct a preliminary investigation on the case of a photojournalist believed to have been killed in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao last November 2009.

'Commander Ayatola' linked to teachers' kidnap

MANILA, Philippines – A Crisis Management Committee has been formed by the local government of Iligan City to facilitate negotiations for the release of 2 teachers who were kidnapped on Monday afternoon in Barangay Rogongon in Iligan.

ALECO to pay debt amid brownout threat

MANILA, Philippines – For now, Albay is off the hook on the impending province-wide brownout after Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) promised to pay off half of its debt to Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC).

SLIDESHOW: Idol in the Clouds

The Kankaneys of Tadian in the Mountain Province struggle to keep their culture in the age of pop idols

Ex-Iloilo village chief gunned down

MANILA, Philippines – A former barangay captain in Iloilo City was shot dead on Tuesday.

3 killed, 1 critical in Pangasinan shootings

MANILA, Philippines – Three individuals were killed while one was injured in three separate shooting incidents in Pangasinan on Tuesday night.

Landslide destroys houses in Catbalogan

MANILA, Philippines – At least three houses were damaged in a landslide incident in Catbalogan, Samar on Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

NPA guerilla surrenders in Davao Oriental

MANILA, Philippines – A New People’s Army (NPA) guerilla in Davao Oriental surrendered to the authorities on Monday.