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Friday 25th 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

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 ...
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...
Continuity of Basilan projects assured
Cotabato City – Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) vowed to pursue various development projects worth hundreds of millions of pesos in Basilan – despite instances of sporadic atrocities attributed to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits. [caption id="attachment_130516" align="alignright" width="300"] BASILAN ATROCITIES – Female Muslim residents who were displaced by the ...
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 ...
in Basilan clash
MANILA, Philippines— Philippine troops launched an assault against Abu Sayyaf extremists in the south early Friday and sporadic clashes have left at least three militants dead and 20 soldiers wounded, officials said. Some of the more than 60 Abu Sayyaf gunmen took cover in a school during an initial gunbattle in a rural community on Basilan Island but it was not clear if they took hostages or if ...
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.
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Sports Headlines

Sudan to host pre-Olympic football qualifiers tournament
Sudan has been picked to host East and Central Africa's first ever pre-Olympic football qualifying competition this year in a bid to enhance its chances of reaching the 2016 games. Nicholas Musonye, the secretary of the East and Central Africa Football Federation (CECAFA) said the under-23 tournament in Khartoum in September will be used to prepare the region ahead of the African Olympic ...
Northwestern University football players to vote on Friday on union
Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become the first U.S. student athletes to vote on whether to join a union. Those players on scholarship at the Evanston, Illinois, school are deciding whether they want the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) to negotiate with Northwestern on their behalf. CAPA was founded by Kain Colter, a senior and quarterback at the Chicago ...
Free rugby clinic set
THE Davao Durians Rugby Football Club (DDRFC) and the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) will conduct free rugby football training on May 19 to 23 as part of the Davao City Summer Sports for Peace Festival. Rugby Development Officer Blessie Kate Delos Santos said that the five-day rugby football training is open for kids’ age 10-14 years old.
Belgium confirms bid to host Euro 2020 matches
The Belgian football federation (URBSFA) confirmed on Thursday that Brussels will be officially presented as one of the candidate cities to host matches during Euro 2020. Federation president Francois De Keersmacker announced that a dossier had been passed onto governing body UEFA with the deadline for proposals set to expire on Friday. UEFA will announce the 13 cities set to play host to the ...
NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use
NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.
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