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Manila hostage-taker killed; 6 hostages taken to hospitals

The dismissed policeman who held more than 20 people hostage inside a tourist bus in Manila Monday for close to 11 hours was killed by SWAT operatives in a daring nighttime assault.

Magnitude-8.8 Chile quake triggers RP tsunami alert 1

By Mark D. Meruenas – State seismologists on Saturday afternoon hoisted a Tsunami Alert Level 1 in the Philippines after a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit south-central Chile on the other side of the Pacific Ocean at 3:34 a.m. Saturday (2:34 p.m. Saturday in Manila).

Lacson flees RP to escape Arroyo ‘harassment’

By Sophia Dedace – Opposition Sen. Panfilo Lacson admitted fleeing the country for safety reasons in light of the double murder charges filed against him in connection with the nine-year-old Dacer-Corbito case.

Korean firm to invest $300M for Central Luzon ethanol plant

By Jennifer A. Ng – A Korean company is set to invest $300 million to construct an ethanol plant capable of producing 150 million liters of ethanol in Clark, Pampanga, an official of the Philippine Agricultural Development and Commercial Corp. (PADCC).

Murder cases filed vs Lacson

By Lynda Jumilla, Timi Nubla and Nelson Lubao – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed two murder cases against Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson for his alleged involvement in the killings of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, in November 2000.

Mayon spews ash; nearby residents told to prepare

Four months after state volcanologists raised the alert level for it, Mayon Volcano in Bicol exploded before dawn Wednesday, spewing ash reaching over 1000 meters up in the air.