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  • Metro turns into sea

    Metro turns into sea

    ‘Mario’ swamps large urban area, affecting almost .5 million people

    TENS of thousands of people fled roof-high floods that killed four people on Friday as tropical storm “Mario” swept across the Philippines, marooning Metro Manila and forcing officials to shut government offices, financial markets and schools in the capital and nearby areas. Officials said two...
  • Jihadists’ sway  here since 2006

    Jihadists’ sway here since...

    Intel expert claims money lures militants to join ISIS

    The Philippine’s former top spy said on Thursday that the influence and reach of the Islamic State in the country was evident as early as 2006. Former Philippine National Police Intelligence director Chief Supt Rodolfo “Boogie” Mendoza said that eight years ago,  the ISIS, led by its...
  • IS-linked group  in Gensan blast

    IS-linked group in Gensan blast

    But military tags BIFF instead as responsible

    AN operative of a terror group in Mindanao with alleged links to ISIS, has been tagged as the perpetrator of the explosion at the plaza in front of the General Santos City Hall on Tuesday night that injured seven people, a source told the Manila Standard on Wednesday. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters file...
  • ‘Sanitized’ DAP list  shows Corona link

    ‘Sanitized’ DAP list ...

    P78.3-b funds flowed during his impeachment trial

    THE Palace released P78.38 billion from the Disbursement Acceleration Program over a period of three months that coincided with the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, with senators who sat as judges in his trial and lawmakers who acted as prosecutors getting huge sums for undisclosed projects,...
  • US raises concern  over PH jihadists

    US raises concern over PH...

    ISIS recruitment here closely monitored

    THE United States and the Philippines are closely monitoring the recruitment of Filipinos by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the American ambassador said Monday. “We know that there are foreign fighters who have gone to the Middle East from the United States, from the United Kingdom, from all over...

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