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The gunmen who abducted Allan and Wilma Hyrons from their resort in Zamboanga del Sur have yet to be identified, but the military is looking at the Abu Sayyaf Group because of its history of kidnappings
(3rd UPDATE) The victims were abducted from their resort in Tukuran town, local police say
3 students of the Jete Performing Arts Studio bring home medals from the recent Asia-Pacific Arts Festival in Singapore
While army intelligence 'said the chances are very low,' according to Lt. Colonel Rufino de Leon, it is still possible for the NPA to create diversionary attacks'
The first major swim-bike-run event in Zamboanga City gets going with the Compressport Hermosa Triathlon on October 13
Prosecutors file the case against Zamboanga del Norte Representative Glona Labadlabad and her husband, Rosendo, the Sindangan town mayor
Sindangan Councilor Cicero Gurrea, who topped the last elections, is attacked while driving a jeepney with students on board
Repurposing discarded election materials is not a new initiative for the local government of Dumalinao. Before they made school bags using tarpaulins, they also turned election tarps into ecobags following the 2016 elections.
The winners in the congressional races are Romeo Jalosjos Jr (1st district), Glona Labadlabad (2nd district), and Isagani Amatong (3rd district)
(UPDATED) Reelectionist Mayor Rosalina Jalosjos is finally proclaimed as the winner, defeating her challenger, former Dipolog City mayor Evelyn Uy
Vote canvassing is disrupted after 6 unidentified gunmen strafed the electrical transformer that powers the municipal hall
In a statement, Gloria's Fantasyland says that operations will continue as usual in other parts of the theme park
Out of 8 vote counting machines in the holding room of the school, one is burnt. Seven VCMs are immediately secured by responding policemen.
(3rd UPDATE) Mayor Maria Isabelle 'Beng' Climaco Salazar enjoys a margin of more than 30,000 votes over rival Celso Lobregat
With 98% of precincts having transmitted results, the PDP-Laban bet and incumbent mayor is set to clinch for a second term
Dipolog City mayoral bet Rolando Yebes challenges his former rival's son, incumbent Mayor Darel Uy
Judge Reymar Lacaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, is the fifth judge killed under the Duterte administration
While campaigning for the party-list group ACT-CIS in Dapitan City, Tulfo made remarks about the city that offended the locals
The 4 suspects in the ambush of the former mayor of Dumingag town are with the Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Tabak Division
Former Dumingag town mayor Naciancino Pacalioga Jr is ambushed in Bacolod town, Lanao del Norte
The city disaster management office and the City Agriculturist Office are proposing P43.8 million to purchase fertilizer and vegetable seeds, as well as buy or rent equipment
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PDP-Laban stands by its 'official candidate' for the mayoralty race, Celso Lobregat
Alfonso Donaire IV is the third councilor of San Fernando, Cebu, to be killed by unidentified gunmen since March 2018
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'We call on everyone, Muslims and Christians alike, to maintain our solidarity and harmony as advocates of peace,' says the Ulama Council of Zamboanga Peninsula
The Philippine National Police searches for two possible suspects and one possible witness as it investigates the attack
The explosion at a Zamboanga City mosque on Wednesday, January 30, is just one of at least 17 bombings in the city since 2000
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the mosque explosion is a 'taunting challenge to the capability of the government to secure the safety of the inhabitants in Mindanao'
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Muslim preacher Sukri Halling says he was up around midnight to get a drink of water when he heard a loud sound
(UPDATED) Police say a grenade was thrown inside the mosque where religious leaders were resting
(3rd UPDATE) George Hofer, who was elected as Zamboanga Sibugay's first governor in 2001, is regarded as the province's founding father
Sominot town Councilor Romeo Mainar Sr is gunned down in Bobongan village in Ramon Magsaysay town, say police
Colonel Leonel Nicolas, commander of Taskforce Zamboanga, says an Abu Sayyaf member was also killed during the clash in Limaong Island
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says the 'intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao'
A 'visibly upset' President Rodrigo Duterte orders an investigation into 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice that had gone missing
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan finds former Zamboanga City account Sylvia Binarao guilty of falsifying receipts from official trips
(UPDATED) Unidentified armed men abduct a former militiaman and his wife in Sirawai town
The left-leaning legislators argue the state of calamity declared in Zamboanga City over soaring rice prices is a 'microcosm of the instability of food security in the country'
The agriculture secretary even envisions a 'trading center' for smuggled rice in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi region, saying that's the practice there anyway
Zamboanga City Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde says the city will remain under a state of calamity to help local officials address the problem of high rice prices
The proposal comes after Zamboanga City and Basilan both declared a state of calamity over rice prices reaching as high as P70 per kilo
According to reports, the two police officers opened fire 'upon sensing that they were dealing with the operatives'
Dried seahorses, locally called kaba-kabayo, are sold in Asian medicinal stores
A Lamitan City policeman is suspected to have killed Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali
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Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Sapa-Sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali was 'being groomed' as the town's next mayor