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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... into bolting into a hole each time a policeman comes my way," the 51-year-old inmate said. Surrounded by a thick coastal mangrove forest, a mountain range and a highway, the 26,000-hectare Iwahig ...

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    Philippine rebels seize gold miners to use as 'human shields' against army troops

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:19pm by AFP

    ... conducting platoon-sized combat operations that forced them to flee," he said, adding that two battalions, or about 800 men, were involved in the operation. The mountainous area in the southern ...

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    Filipino sisters freed from eight months of captivity

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:20pm by AP

    ... Muslim region. They said that their captors often kept them in isolation in the mountain and the cat gave them company and pleasure Captain Ryan Lacuesta Philippine marines found them before nightfall on Thursday in Buhanginan village in mountainous Patikul town, clad in black Muslim dresses that exposed only their eyes. They lost weight and one of the women was fondly cradling a cat, ...

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    Philippines bus plunges into ravine killing 14

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Canadian man and a Dutch woman among dead Two foreigners were among 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 120 metres while travelling on a narrow road heading to an area famous for its “hanging coffins”, said a report from the civil defence ...

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    Suspected Philippine rebels bomb high-voltage tower

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 08:14pm by Associated Press

    ... from mortar rounds at the base of the steel tower in a mountain village in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao province late on Saturday, regional military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dickson ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Opong villagers believe their faith is what saved them from Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... racing ahead of the torrent to a rice paddy at the base of a mountain one kilometre away. They, along with many other Opong residents, sheltered in the muddy field for about six hours, waiting ...

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    Military say 40 Muslim rebels killed in Philippine offensive

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:03am by Associated Press

    ... in a swampy mountain foothill in Maguindanao where the insurgents made bombs and carried out combat training. Several bombs and materials for making explosives were seized by troops, Hermoso said. ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Abu Sayyaf militants abduct 2 workers in Philippines

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:13pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... in the mountainous Patikul town in Sulu province. One of the three managed to escape while they were being dragged into the jungle. Marines looking for the gunmen and their victims later took into custody ...

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    Two dead as monsoon rains paralyse Philippine capital

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... floodwaters, while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. At least two people were reported dead and several missing. Schools, offices, ... a city of 12 million, because of deforestation of mountains, clogged waterways and canals, where large squatter communities live, and poor urban planning. In the northern mountain town of Sagada, ...

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    Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 07:34pm by Reuters

    ... is behind you," Ban said as he surveyed the mountain of debris and what little was left of a coastal village in Tacloban City, where tsunami-like storm surges wrought by the typhoon obliterated ...




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