AFP chief wants to cripple Moro bandits before retirement

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 05:44 p.m.

GENERAL Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. revealed on Sunday his goal for the government's all-out offensive against two armed groups in Mindanao.

"I want to significantly lessen the bandits' ability to carry out violent attacks against civilians before I retire in July 2015," the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief said.

Jolo Revilla not depressed -- lawyer

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 04:35 p.m.

MANILA -- The family of Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla has ruled out speculations that he intentionally shot himself in the chest due to depression.

Jam Sebastian’s case an 'eye-opener' on danger of passive smoking

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 03:32 p.m.

THE case of YouTube sensation Jam Sebastian should serve as an eye-opener for the need to implement stricter tobacco control measures and address secondhand smoke, an advocacy group said.

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 01:47 p.m.

SYDNEY -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

Investigators: Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim'

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:22 p.m.

MOSCOW -- Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

Russian investigators, politicians and political commentators on state television on Saturday covered much ground in looking for the reason Nemtsov was gunned down in the heart of Moscow, but they sidestepped one possibility — that he was murdered for his relentless opposition to Putin.

Federer beats Djokovic, retains Dubai title

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 09:19 a.m.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year in defeating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.

Missouri gunman kills 7, self

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 07:59 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.

Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, went to four homes in the unincorporated town of Tyrone in Texas County late Thursday, killing relatives and neighbors but sparing two teenagers. He was later found dead in a vehicle in neighboring Shannon County, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.

Lawyer: Jolo Revilla accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:21 a.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, a son of detained Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., accidentally shot himself in the chest while cleaning his handgun in the family's home Saturday morning, a lawyer said.

Palace: Let court decide on house arrest for Enrile

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 05:02 p.m.

MALACANANG said Saturday that it will let the Sandiganbayan decide on calls to place detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile under house arrest.

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 06:53 p.m.

MANILA — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.

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