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Day of mourning for 21 massacred by terrorists

CHARSADDA, Pakistan—Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday for the 21 people killed when heavily-armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism. Armed police, some perched on the roofs ...

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How Can Filipinos Vote for Grace Poe After She Turned Her Back on the Philippines in 2001

race Poe’s presidential ambitions appears to be mired in muck—all of her own doing. During oral arguments at the Supreme Court yesterday, Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo asked Poe’s counsel, Alexander Poblador, why his client gave up her Philippine citizenship ...

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Roxas to be summoned to SAF 44 probe

Administration presidential candidate Mar Roxas, who claimed he was kept out of the loop about the ill-fated police operation that led to the massacre of 44 policemen in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last year, will be among those invited by Senate Minority ...

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Poe’s name stays

Senator Grace Poe’s name will be included in the official ballots that will be used in the May 9 national and local elections, if the Supreme Court fails to resolve her disqualification cases by Feb. 1. Commission on Elections spokesman ...

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Aquino not misled by SSS, Malacañang says

THE Palace said  Tuesday  it was confident that President Benigno Aquino III was given the correct data by the Social Security System after lawmakers questioned the figures he used to justify vetoing a bill that would have raised pensions for 2.1 million ...

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IS supporters detonate bomb in Basilan

ARMED men believed to be members of a local terrorist group with links to the Islamic State detonated a bomb  Tuesday  in a port terminal in Lamitan, Basilan, even as the military finally admitted the presence of nine foreign terrorists in the ...

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Osmeña: Enrile wants revenge

SENATE Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile only wants to resume hearings on the Mamasapano massacre to exact revenge on President Benigno Aquino III, who “persecuted and sent him to jail” over the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Senator Sergio Osmeña III ...

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Jakarta terrorists used PH guns

THE guns used by terrorists in last week’s attacks in Jakarta may have been smuggled into Indonesia from Mindanao, where gun running thrives despite tightened security measures, a spokesman of the Moro National Liberation Front said Monday. War is a ...

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Roxas also rejects SSS pension increase

ADMINISTRATION standard bearer Manuel Roxas II said Monday he opposed raising Social Security System  pensions for retirees by P2,000 and said President Aquino III was right in vetoing the bill that proposed it. “All of our decisions and actions will ...

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‘PNoy did nothing to stop massacre’

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III “did not do anything at all” while the 44 Special Action Force commandos were being slaughtered by Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, and some Cabinet officials lied to the Senate panel investigating the massacre last year, Senator ...

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