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Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Basilan Facts


Population: Approx 238,308
Longitude: 121.97
Latitude: 6.7
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Zamboanga
(about 15 miles away)

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News Headlines

Basilan cops lose bomber in chase - The Mindanao Examiner
BASILAN PROVINCE – A suspected bomber managed to flee from the police after he was intercepted in Isabela City in the restive province of Basilan in southern Philippines, officials said Monday.
Business leaders want Basilan to be model for peace and progress
The country’s top civic and business leaders, who comprise the Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines (EFAP), recently launched a comprehensive socio-economic program to ensure peace and progress in Basilan and establish the island-province as a development model for the proposed Bangsamoro region. ...
Bomb explosion rocks Basilan anew
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – An improvised bomb planted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits went off early Friday in Basilan province anew, a police official said. About two hours later,… »
Abu Sayyafs set off bomb in Basilan
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Abu Sayyaf bandits have set off an improvised bomb while another bombing attempt was foiled in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, a top police official said Friday. The police said the incident might be an intimidation tactic of the Abu Sayyaf group to coerce their supposed target victims to give in to the bandits’ extortion demands. Isabela City Police Chief ...
Twin blasts in Basilan linked to extortion
ISABELA - Police are eyeing extortion as the possible motive behind twin explosions that hit Isabela City, Basilan before dawn Friday.
Basilan bomb attacks, security stepped up
Zamboanga City – A bomb attack was foiled while a grenade explosion rocked a gasoline station, both incidents in Isabela City, Basilan, as local police and military authorities have tightened security in the city. A police report said an unnamed caller gave authorities a tip Sunday about the presence of a suspicious motorcycle parked along Roxas Ave. which had a package on its seat. Army and ...
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Sports Headlines

Football: Ferguson backs 'formidable' Van Gaal to revive United
Alex Ferguson has said the "formidable" Louis van Gaal is the right man to return Manchester United to winning ways once again.
NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting
By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially ...
Football: London Olympic Stadium cost soars ahead of Hammers move
The cost of fitting out the London Olympic Stadium ahead of Premier League football club West Ham's move to the venue will rise by �35.9 million ($57.7 million, 45.6 million euros), it was revealed Wednesday.
Football: Chelsea chief executive to stand down
Premier League leaders Chelsea said Wednesday that chief executive Ron Gourlay would be leaving his position with the London club to "pursue new business opportunities".
Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package
LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.
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