General Santos News

Saturday 20th September 2014
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General Santos Facts


Population: Approx 279,343
Longitude: 125.25
Latitude: 6.1
Street Map: Click Here
Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Gen. Santos
(about 4 miles away)

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News Headlines

Alert up in Davao due to GenSan bombing
Davao City – Following the bombing that hit General Santos City on Tuesday night which injured at least nine people, authorities in Davao region said the alert status is still in effect to ensure the safety of communities and the populace in the area. This, in spite of the absence of threats, Chief Superintendent Wendy Rosario, director of the Philippine National Police in Davao region (PNP-PRO ...
AFP eyes BIFF in General Santos blast
MANILA, Philippines---After Tuesday's explosion in General Santos City that wounded seven people, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday tagged the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters as suspect in the blast. Major General Eduardo Ao, 10th Infantry Division Commander, said the group might have connections with international terrorist Basit Usman. On Tuesday, an improvised explosive ...
Security in GenSan tightened after explosion at city plaza
General Santos City–Local authorities have tightened security following an explosion that rocked the city Tuesday night leaving at least nine people injured. BOMB EXPLOSION – Members of the PNP-Bomb Disposal Team look for pieces of evidence from the area where an unidentified bomb exploded in front of General Santos City Hall Tuesday night. ...
BIFF eyed in GenSan blast
The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) could be behind the bombing in General Santos Tuesday night, a military official said yesterday. Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año, chief of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said the BIFF, which opposes the peace talks, could be making its presence felt in the area. “Based on the IED (improvised explosive device), it seems that it has a connection with BIFF ...
Military tags BIFF in GenSan blast
Tuesday night's bomb attack in General Santos City could be the handiwork of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under Basit Usman, a military official said Wednesday.
Alert up in Davao anew
DAVAO – An alert level has been raised in Davao Region after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at Dr. Jose Rizal Monument in front of the City Hall in General Santos Tuesday night, injuring six persons, including students.
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Sports Headlines

Football: UFL back in action with FA League Cup
Club football returns to the spotlight on Saturday when the United Football League’s Football Alliance League Cup kicks off. Like England’s Capital One League Cup, only full members of the league’s divisions will participate. Non-league teams like Cebu Queen City United, Blue Guards, and Bright Star will not play.
Sports
Exercise is necessary for good health. Sports promotes exercise. They say the best exercise is walking but this can be boring. We have many different kinds of sports but we must first make the distinction between spectator sports and participation sports.  In this country the largest audience for spectator sports is cockfighting. It may be American football in the States and soccer or football ...
Victoria Cross body backs England rugby shirts
The organisation representing holders of the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for military bravery, insisted Friday it had no qualms over the Rugby Football Union's decision to incorporate the design of the medal into the new England team shirt.
Football: Wenger wary of foreign crackdown
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned that proposals by the Football Association to cut the number of players from outside the European Union could dilute the quality of the English game.
English clubs agree compensation in World Cup dispute
LONDON (Reuters) - English Premiership rugby clubs on Friday settled a dispute over lost revenue during next year's World Cup with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for a reported compensation package worth 13 million pounds. The clubs were concerned by the prospect of loss of income streams caused by the disruption of hosting the tournament in England, British media reported. The clubs feared a ...
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