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Sunday 20th April 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

Is Furuji Indama Dead?
I received several text messages on Thursday, April 16, asking if Furuji (or Puruji) Indama, the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader in Basilan, had died during the military operations against his group in Unkaya Pukan, Basilan.
GPH negotiatior asks MILF to help stop kidnappings in Basilan, other areas in Mindanao
Chief government negotiatior Miriam Coronel-Ferrer on Saturday asked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help prevent kidnappings in Basilan and other areas of Mindanao.
Basilan General Faces First Gruelling Post-Cab Signing Challenge
Just one week after his thanksgiving celebration in Basilan for his promotion as a one-star general, and also a few weeks after the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) which many hoped would finally bring lasting peace in Mindanao, Brigadier General Carlito Galvez (AFP), head of the 104th Brigade in Basilan, is the first commander in Mindanao facing the first gruelling ...
MILF involvement in Basilan clash probed
The government is looking into the alleged involvement of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in last week’s deadly clash between the military and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan. “The operations undertaken by the military in Basilan was in pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf Group involved in terrorism in the province. Armed Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista earlier confirmed that some MILF ...
Basilan clash death toll rises to 20
The death toll from last Friday's clashes between soldiers and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan climbed to 20, a military spokesman said. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, Jr. said that of the 20 fatalities, 18 were from the ASG and two were from the government side. A total of 31 soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), while 14 were also ...
Basilan clash death toll rises to 12
ZAMBOANGA -- The death toll in Friday morning's clash with Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands and military units at the boundaries of Unkaya Pukan and Tipo-Tipo towns, Basilan has now climbed to 12. Captain Jefferson Mamauag, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said that this can...
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Sports Headlines

Football: UEFA to mark 1914 Christmas truce match
European football's governing body UEFA on Tuesday announced that it planned a high-level ceremony to mark the 1914 Christmas truce match played by Allied and German soldiers in World War I. UEFA chief Michel Platini has invited the leaders of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, plus the heads of the national football associations, to take part in the December 17 commemoration ...
Football: Jedinak keeps Palace revolution going against Hammers
Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak scored the only goal of the game as Crystal Palace's remarkable revival under manager Tony Pulis continued with a 1-0 win away to London rivals West Ham on Saturday. When Pulis was appointed in November after Ian Holloway quit Selhurst Park, the Eagles were six points from safety at the foot of the Premier League table, having collected only four points from ...
Lanao hosts grassroots football workshop
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte , Philippines – Thirty-three Grassroots Development Officers (GDO) from all over the country and belonging to the Philippine Football Federation attended the second Grassroots Football Workshop April 1-5 at the Mindanao Civic Center sports complex here.
Goshenland FC holds clinic
THE thriving sport of football continues its growth in the Summer Capital with Cordillera Goshenland Football Club recently opening its football clinic for young kids.
Sports Business Radio celebrates 10th anniversary
Sports Business Radio was launched on a local AM radio station in Portland 10 years ago. The idea for the weekly hour-long talk show was to look at sports from the business perspective, which was somewhat ...
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