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Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

By Teodoro Aljibe MAGUINDANAO  (AFP) – A day after his former comrades in arms signed a treaty to end 42 years of bloodshed in the Philippines, an ageing Muslim guerrilla leader packing a rusty handgun vowed to fight on. “We want independence… through armed struggle,” Abu...
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Key points on peace pact

MANILA  (AFP) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front ended four decades of armed struggle in the Philippines on Thursday when it signed a peace pact with the government. Here are key facts on the MILF and the peace deal: MILF: The MILF has about 10,000 armed followers, according to...
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PHL, MILF rebels seal historic peace deal

By Karl Malakunas MANILA, March 27, 2014 (AFP) – The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia’s longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting...
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Enlisting in the military pays off

by Jannelle So This is how the country you serve can serve you back: provide you with skills set that are useful in order to excel in your personal and professional life; put your through college with financial assistance; make excellent health care accessible to you and to your...
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Geraldine Uy Wong’s ‘I saw what you saw’ letter to Anderson Cooper (Part 2)

by: Myrna Aquitania 4. “The super typhoon decimated a big part of the population, that so many people are still missing and unaccounted for to this day, and the rest who survived were either maimed or injured, were grieving for the loss of a loved one, struggling to cope with the...
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Opposition senators scrutinize govt response to Yolanda

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Members of the Senate minority on Wednesday used the deliberations on the proposed Department of National Defense (DND) budget for next year to scrutinize the government’s response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile...
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NDRRMC says reports on gov’t slow response to ‘Yolanda’ victims is ‘subjective’

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Mabuhay) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday described as “subjective” reports made by foreign media claiming that the Philippine government has been slow in helping the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda”. NDRRMC...
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Pentagon orders aircraft carrier, ships to PHL

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other American ships to head to the typhoon-stricken Philippines, the Pentagon said Monday. The carrier, which has 5,000 sailors and more than 80...
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PNoy promises to show how he spent his ‘pork’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Amid public clamor, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he will be showing how the President’s Social Fund (PSF) has been spent during his term. “I-authorize natin, papalabas ko sa PMS, saan ba ginastos over the three years that I...
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Air Force vows to protect country’s borders

CLARK AIR BASE  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Air Force showcased its skills during its 66th anniversary program with its aircraft staging a high-speed opener pass and a fly-by. Air Force commanding general Lt. Gen. Lauro Catalino Dela Cruz renewed the PAF’s mandate to...
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