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Kidnappers demand ransom for 10 sailors

JAKARTA—Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in Philippine waters by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, an official said  Tuesday. The crew were traveling on two boats that were transporting coal from Borneo island to the ...

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‘Rivals’ bashing comic, says Mar

GENERAL NAKAR, Quezon—Administration standard bearer Manuel Roxas II said Tuesday that those criticizing a comic book depicting him as the hero and savior of survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013 were allies of his political rivals. At a campaign ...

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Syria’s forces renew attacks on jihadists

DAMASCUS—Syrian forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group on Monday, the day after seizing control of the ancient city of Palmyra in a major blow against the jihadists. Regime troops pushed on towards Deir Ezzor province, an IS ...

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Tarlac sortie

Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. addressed government workers and later met with the village leaders of San Manuel town in Tarlac on Monday during his campaign sortie in the province. EY ACASIO COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this ...

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Erap declares he’s for Poe, Bongbong

MANILA Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada on Monday endorsed Senators Grace Poe and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as his bets for president and vice president in the May 9 elections. He made the announcement during the proclamation rally of his ...

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Roxas, the comic

SUPPORTERS of administration candidate Manuel Roxas II are circulating a comic book portraying him as the hero and savior during Super Typhoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ in 2013, but survivors and critics slammed the depiction as “a fairytale,” given the government’s failure to ...

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Bomber was targeting Christians, says Taliban

LAHORE—A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park crowded with families on Easter Sunday was targeting Christians, the group said, as the death toll rose to 72 including many children. Hundreds were hurt when explosives packed with ball bearings ...

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Visayas bloc split, fails to back Poe candidacy

THE Visayas bloc has failed to reach a consensus to back the presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe of the Partido Galing at Puso as the 42 administration lawmakers were split and preferred other candidates, the bloc’s leader said Sunday. ...

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NHA confirms ‘hellish’ mass housing units

THE National Housing Authority has confirmed President Benigno Aquino III’s P18.9-billion flagship housing program rendered soldiers and cops homeless and admitted the “hellish” housing units remain unused for the last three years because the units were “unsafe and unfit” for ...

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31 killed during Holy Week break

AT least 31 people, including a Japanese national, died and 62 others were injured in various incidents during Holy Week. Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said in a report the incidents were recorded starting Holy Thursday until ...

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