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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Gunmen kill 12 in ambush on Philippines mayor

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... say that some of this year's election violence has been committed by communist guerrillas extorting money. New People's Army rebels ambushed Ruth Guingona, the 78-year-old mayor ... by Aquino's Liberal Party. The mayor said he had a good idea who was responsible for the attack, but declined to discuss his suspicions. Senior Superintendent Gerardo Rosales, the provincial police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1223877/philippine-mayor-deadly-ambush-ahead-election
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage in Philippines at election bid by clan accused over massacre

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... and rights groups said yesterday. The revelations sparked outrage on the three-year anniversary of the massacre, in which 58 people were killed, with critics saying the Ampatuan family&#039 ... in total are on trial, many of whom were allegedly members of the Ampatuans' private army that helped to consolidate the family's almost complete control of the province over the previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1089493/outrage-philippines-election-bid-clan-accused-over-massacre
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine army says Zamboanga stand-off with Muslim rebels over

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the lives of 23 soldiers and policemen, as well as 12 civilians. The militants seized scores of hostages as they holed up in several coastal districts of the city of one million people, holding off 4,500 troops sent to root them out. More than 10,000 homes were razed in fierce street battles, forcing over 100,000 people- around a tenth of the city's population- to flee. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320288/philippine-army-says-zamboanga-stand-muslim-rebels-over
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... shields" against pursuing troops, a military official said. About 80 members of the New People's Army prevented 39 miners, including four children, leaving the mining site in Compostela Valley on Saturday to stop troops from advancing and capturing them, regional army chief Lieutenant Colonel Michael Logico said. Local officials persuaded the rebels to free most of the miners, although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1504254/philippine-rebels-seize-gold-miners-use-human-shields-against-army-troops
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine massacre clan jostling for power

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Dozens of members of a clan whose leaders are on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre are candidates for next year's elections, some for the president’s party, media and rights groups said on Friday. The revelations sparked outrage on the three-year anniversary of the massacre, in which 58 people died, with critics saying the Ampatuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1089192/philippine-massacre-clan-jostling-power-again
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Communist insurgents ransack two banana plantations in the Philippines

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... brazen attacks for months in the face of recent setbacks, the authorities said yesterday. The attacks by the New People's Army (NPA) in the strife-torn island of Mindanao on Saturday caused ... on the plantations were in retaliation for the companies' refusal to meet extortion demands, said a Mindanao army spokesman, Major Christian Uy. President Benigno Aquino had aimed to reach a peace deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580389/communist-insurgents-ransack-two-banana-plantations-philippines
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes between army and rebels

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Authorities say peace plan remains in place, despite clashes that claim the lives of four Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters two weeks after the Muslim ... of its members dead. The fighting took place just two weeks after the 10,000-member Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal to end its decades-old rebellion that had claimed tens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483797/philippines-says-peace-pact-should-hold-despite-clashes-between-army-and
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines army halts attacks on rebel faction ahead of peace talks in Malaysia

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in two hilly strongholds in Maguindanao on Saturday, but were fired upon, sparking sporadic and fierce clashes all day, army spokesman Colonel Dickson Hermoso said. Moro Islamic Liberation Front ... Associated Press in Manila Army halts deadly offensive against rebel faction Philippine troops have called off an offensive that killed dozens of breakaway Muslim rebels and dislodged 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1278192/philippines-army-halts-attacks-rebel-faction-ahead-peace-talks-malaysia
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Head of Philippine communist party and wife arrested in Cebu

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Carcar township, said military chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista. The arrests came a week before the party's armed wing, the New People's Army, was to mark its 45th anniversary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455170/head-philippine-communist-party-and-wife-arrested-cebu
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Suspected Philippine rebels bomb high-voltage tower

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

    ... to try to derail a looming peace agreement that they oppose between the government and the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The rebels were also believed to have placed a homemade bomb at a liquefied petroleum gas store in Kabacan town in nearby North Cotabato province Wednesday, but villagers discovered the explosive and called the police. The bomb went off while army troops were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424604/suspected-philippine-rebels-bomb-high-voltage-tower

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