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Vets benefits processing begins

By Genalyn Kabiling, Rio Rose Ribaya, and Charissa M. Luci – Filipino World War II veterans can start applying today for the benefits awarded by the United States government, as provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, US Ambassador Kristie Kenney said yesterday.

Swiss court OKs return of Marcos' final $8M

(AP) – The Swiss supreme court has cleared the way for the last of hundreds of millions of dollars linked to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his entourage to be returned to the Philippines.

Top Philippine court halts deal with Muslim rebels

MANILA (AFP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Monday stopped the government from signing a land deal with Muslim separatist rebels, in yet another setback to efforts to end more than 30 years of deadly insurgency.

4.5 magnitude quake shakes Aurora Province, Metro Manila

ABS-CBN news online A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook Aurora province and other areas in Luzon Sunday night. Dr. Renato Solidum, Director ng Philippine institute for Volcanoloy and Seismology (Phivocs), said the quake’s epicenter is located 103 kilometers east of Baler town in Aurora province. It took place at 8:01 p.m.

Philippine TV reporter kidnapped on rebel isle

MANILA, (Reuters) – One of the Philippines’ top TV reporters and two assistants have been kidnapped, the ABS-CBN network said on Wednesday, after the team went missing on an island that is a hotbed of Islamic radicals linked to al Qaeda. The country’s largest television network said that Ces Read more »

ABS-CBN Official Statement on Ces Drilon

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON CES DRILON: ABS-CBN News journalists Ces Drilon, Jimmy Encarnacion, and Angelo Valderama have been kidnapped for ransom. ABS-CBN News is doing everything it can to help the families of its kidnapped journalists through this harrowing ordeal. However, ABS-CBN News will abide by its policy not to pay Read more »