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April 2016

11-year-old boy killed by a pack of stray dogs

An 11-year-old boy was attacked by a pack of stray dogs in the town of Mampang, Zamboanga on Tuesday. The boy was identified by authorities as Berson Arabani. He was taking a bath in a mangrove area when the dogs appeared and attacked without warning. Berson and his two friends…


South Korea signs $100 million loan deal for Panguil Bay Bridge

A loan deal agreement between South Korea and the Philippines has been signed to construct the Panguil Bay Bridge in Misamis Occidental on the island of Mindanao. The deal, said to be worth $100.13 million, will mark the first bridge infrastructure project aimed at increasing growth in Mindanao. Representatives from…


Philippines wants coordinated patrols to protect ships from terror attacks

The Philippines has been discussing coordinated naval patrols on its southern maritime borders with Indonesia and Malaysia to protect shipping after attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants, its foreign minister said on Thursday. Indonesia is trying to free about 14 of its citizens seized from tugboats by Abu Sayyaf terrorists from…


Elon Musk plans unmanned mission to the Red Planet by 2018

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018. The privately held space company announced today it plans to send one of its Dragon spacecraft on a test flight to the Red Planet, where it could yield valuable information about landing large payloads on the…


Captured communist charged with sexual assault in Mintal, Davao City

A captured NPA rebel has been charged with sexual abuse after the Davao City Prosecution Office found probable cause to indict an alleged member of the New People’s Army. 26-year-old Brayan Engay, resident of Purok 3 in Mintal, Davao City has been arrested after a manhunt in Tugbok earlier this…



Scam: Bullets “discovered” in passenger’s bag at Caticlan Airport, Boracay

Bullets have allegedly been discovered the the luggage of a 29-year-old businessman at Caticlan Airport. Airport authorities/scammers said they discovered 15 live rounds inside the luggage of Jerome Sulit. Mr Sulit said he was unaware of the ammunition and has denied attempting to board a commercial flight with them packed in his…


Beheaded body found in Sulu could be Canadian John Ridsdel

Locals from the village of Talipao, Sulu have discovered the remains of a headless cadaver in a dry creek-bed on Wednesday. Military reports say the body was discovered at 10am on Wednesday in the village of Gata, about 10km outside the town of Talipao. Police reached the mountainous regions at noon, guided…



Five young Korean students caught stealing sweets from Baguio mall

Police arrested five Korean high school students for stealing chocolates and other grocery items in a shopping mall in Baguio City. The youngsters are students of Disciples for Christ International School living in Lucnab, Baguio City. The incident occurred inside SM Supermarket in Luneta Hill, Baguio City. The Koreans were caught by…