WesMin command still searching for kidnap victims from Malaysian dive resort

MANILA, April 5 (PNA) — The Western Mindanao Command is still searching for the Chinese tourist and Filipino hotel staff snatched by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in a Malaysian dive resort this week. Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, Western Mindanao Command chief, said that they are yet to establish the location of the hostages and the group behind the abduction. “So we cannot categorically state that a particular group is holding the two victims […]

Palace welcomes US enactment of Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

MANILA, April 5 (PNA) — Malacanang on Saturday welcomed the US government’s enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, a law intended to urge donations for victims of typhoon “Yolanda”. The law allows American taxpayers to continue making tax-deductible donations to Yolanda victims until April 15 this year. US Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was first to introduce the bill, which was co-sponsored by 35 congressmen made up of 26 Democrats and nine Republicans. It […]

2 women kidnapped in Sabah, in good health, brought to Southern Philippines

LAHAD DATU, April 4 (PNA/Bernama) — Two women, including a Chinese tourist who were abducted by a group of armed men from a floating water resort in Semporna, are in good health and believed to have been brought to the southern Philippines. Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) director-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek said based on ESSCom’s intelligence, it had identified the location they were being kept as well as the abductors involved. “One of them is […]

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Next school year will start in June 2

The next school year will begin classes on June 2, with a total of 201 school days. The Department of Education clarified that the June-March academic calendar will remain for the pre-school, elementary and high school, despite several universities changing their academic calendar to August -June.