Southern Mindanao, Philippines Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Troops rescue Catholic priest in battle with militants in PhilippinesRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 17 | Scotsman.com

    Philippine troops have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in May when hundreds of militants aligned with the Islamic State group laid siege on southern Marawi city. Presidential adviser Jesus Dureza said that troops retrieved the two late on Saturday after a battle to recapture a key mosque and another Islamic building used as a command centre by the gunmen in Marawi.

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  2. Philippine army captures key pro-IS base in besieged cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Conflict in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao has left more than 800 dead, forced thousands to flee their homes and destroyed large parts of the once-bustling city. MARAWI: The Philippine military said on Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months.

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  3. Caraga grad tops forester board examsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Sun-Star

    A student from the Caraga State University took the top spot of the recently concluded September 2017 Forester board exam for the second year in a row. Six other CSU students also made it to the top 10 namely: Ailyn Mesias Dela Pena who took the third rank with 90.85 percent, on the fourth is Edu Daamo Casugudan Jr with 90.40 percent, Helen Dahan Cuizon with 90.20 percent on the fifth spot, Liezel Asumbrado Cortejos and Marcelyn Dalaygon Lavilla tied the seventh place at 89.80 percent, and John Michael Sumalo Moreno at the ninth spot with 89.50 percent.

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  4. Fr. Suganob, another hostage rescued by troops - " OPAPPRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    Catholic priest Father Teresito "Chito" Suganob, vicar general of Marawi City, and another hostage taken by the Maute Group have been rescued by government troops in the middle of a fierce gun battle with the Islamic State-influenced fighters on Saturday. Although the Armed Forces of the Philippines has not put out a statement confirming the priest's rescue as of press time yesterday afternoon, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the Bishop of Iligan already lauded the safe rescue Fr.

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  5. Key victory in MarawiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    The military scored a key victory in the battle against the Maute Group over the weekend, capturing the command center of the Islamic State -influenced fighters who have besieged Marawi City for nearly four months. Backed by airstrikes, military ground forces reclaimed from the hands of the Maute fighters two of their strongholds - the Bato Mosque and Amaitul Islamiya Marawi Foundation - last Saturday.

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  6. No backing down from war on drugs - " DuterteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    President Duterte is not backing down from the war on illegal drugs despite criticisms over the recent killings of teenagers. The President advised critics to accept the government's anti-drug campaign or "die from exasperation," saying there would be "no letup" and "no compromise" in efforts to destroy organized crime in the country.

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  7. Lawmaker: CHR needs to prove worth, impartialityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Sun-Star

    ZAMBOANGA City Second District Representative Celso Lobregat said the Commission on Human Rights has to prove its worth and impartiality in handling cases of human rights violations. Lobregat said this was the reason why he supported the position of the House of Representatives' leadership to just allocate P1,000 budget to the CHR for the year 2018.

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  8. MCA slams news portal for misleading report on Najib's speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan has taken to task an online news portal for trying to "discredit" the Prime Minister. Ong said that an online portal had a misleading title for its report that was aimed at creating discontent and resentment towards Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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  9. Duterte weighing options on peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    President Duterte is planning to consult his security cluster and other branches of government before making a decision on the revival of the peace talks with the communist rebel group. The President said he is 'not averse' to a possible resumption of the talks but could not make the decision alone, especially amid the spate of rebel attacks against state forces and properties.

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  10. No coup threat vs Du30 - " DND, AFP; police asked to explain news - blackout'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Gen. Eduardo AA o, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines , issued the denial before the Senate Finance Sub-committee chaired by Sen. Panfilo Lacson during the hearing on the defense department's proposed 2018 P195.476-billion budget.

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  11. The age of fake newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    The game of fake-news mongers is to put it out there and let its poison contaminate the minds of the people. It doesn't matter whether what they say is fact or fake.

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  12. Fr. Chito Soganub ends 117-day ordeal as Maute captiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | MindaNews

    As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the military had yet to issue an official statement to confirm or deny reports that a Catholic priest held hostage by the Maute Group since May 23 "escaped" or was "rescued" along with another hostage, near midnight Saturday but the Prelature of Marawi in a press statement said the priest was undergoing military debriefing. Fr. Suganob in the viral video posted in the Facebook account "Native A Mranao," who credits it to Datumasa Khalid on May 30, 2017.

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  13. Priest held hostage for four months rescued after fierce battle in PhilippinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    A Catholic priest held hostage for almost four months in the besieged southern city of Marawi has been rescued hours after a deadly battle between Philippine soldiers and Islamic State-allied militants. Father Teresito "Chito" Soganub was found abandoned with another hostage near a mosque early Sunday, one of three militant strongholds that have fallen to government forces over the past several days.

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  14. Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency: Are you a paedophile?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Turkish Daily News

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights on Sept. 16, asking if he was a paedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs.

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  15. Philippines: Troops rescue Catholic priest amid battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Fredericksburg.com

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  16. Rights agency rebuffs Duterte's 'Are you a paedophile?' questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Bangkok Post

    Protesters and residents hold lighted candles and placards at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, who was among the people shot dead in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in Caloocan city, Metro Manila, Philippines, Aug 25, 2017. MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights on Saturday, asking if he was a paedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs.

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  17. PH-US counterterrorism crisis response drill setRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Manila Bulletin

    The Philippines and the United States governments have a bilateral, inter-agency counterterrorism drill called "Tempest Wind," which is scheduled to take place next week in the Philippines and Hawaii. Director Arsenio Andolong, chief of the Department of National Defense Public Affairs Service, said approved by the Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board of both countries in November 2016, "Tempest Wind" is a whole-of-government activity that would include government agencies involved in crisis management, counterterrorism, and security operations from both countries.

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  18. Captive Priest Is Freed as Philippine Troops Close In on MilitantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | The New York Times

    A Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage for months by Islamic State-inspired militants in the war-torn southern city of Marawi has been freed, the Philippine military said on Sunday, as it moved closer to rooting out the remaining gunmen from their strongholds. The Rev.

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  19. MindanaOnceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Sun-Star

    DAVAO. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with former peace panel member Irene Santiago, Atty.

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  20. Duterte to Human Rights Chief: 'Are You a Pedophile?'Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 16 | Yahoo!

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country's Commission on Human Rights if he was a pedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR's proposed 678 million pesos budget to buy the police body cameras if they don't want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign.

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