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Gunmen abduct village official, 2 PCG personnel

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Six gunmen clad in fatigue uniforms have abducted a village official and two Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Monday.

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Dole: More job hunters eye local opportunities

MORE Filipinos opted to find jobs in the country instead of heading overseas, figures from the government-sponsored Labor Day job fairs on May 1 show.

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Gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

GARLAND, Texas — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.

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Tropical storm expected to enter PAR by Thursday

MANILA -- The tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday.

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Usman is 'dead'; military verifies report

DAVAO CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has yet to confirm whether terrorist Abdul Basit Usman was killed in a firefight with Moro rebels in Maguindanao Sunday.

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LPA now a tropical depression

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) outside the country has intensified into a tropical depression, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday.

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Palace cites government actions to help distressed Filipinos abroad

THWARTING criticisms that it has not done anything for other Filipinos who are on death row abroad, Malacañang explained Sunday what the government has been doing to help them.

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Celebrities reaffirm support to Pacquiao

LOCAL celebrities reaffirmed their support to Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who lost Sunday in his welterweight fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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