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Good thing the Pagturol Tayma rites of the Aksa and Sahili families wound up close to 1 pm, allowing for the SS to still pound the keyboard.

The Aksals, led by patricarch Hadji Jul are from Recodo, and the fiancée is from Tawi Tawi.

Boday and SS joined the motorcade in the company Heintjie Marba, head of the Ayala Polytechnic campus, from Recodo on to Garden Orchids Hotel for the ceremony.

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P50,000 reward awaits informers who lead will lead to the capture of Sulayman Sali, one of the sixteen detainees who escaped from the Tetuan Police Station detention cell last Tuesday.

Fifteen detainees have since been recaptured by police during the next 24 hours after their escape.

Sali is facing drug-related charges.

The offer of reward was announced by Tetuan Police Station acting chief Supt. Alvin Saguban in a press conference last Thursday, saying the funds are from individuals who are supporting authorities in maintaining order in the city.

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The City’s Commission on Elections (Comelec) office considers Barangay Rio Hondo and some island barangays as areas of concern in the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled on May 14.

Comelec Officer Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete said that the Rio Hondo Elementary School still does not have electricity and the school has no walls and anybody can just go in and out of the school facility.

Cañete said Comelec has already brought this problem to the local police and Task Force Zamboanga so they can augment security in the school especially during the conduct of the counting.

Some teachers of the said school also doubtful in rendering election duty because of the cited concerns.

And Cañete added they are still evaluating and assessing which of the island barangays are considered election hot spots.

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The United States, Britain, and France carried out a wave of some air strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime on Saturday in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that President Donald Trump branded as “crimes of a monster.”

As Trump embarked on a White House address to announce the action – taken in defiance of Russian warnings – explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, signaling a new chapter in a brutal seven-year-old civil war.

After dawn, Syrians draped in government flags descended on the heart of the capital in a show of defiance against the strikes.

Syrian state media said air defenses were activated to block the attack and published images of smoke clouds hanging over the capital.

At the rally in central Damascus, 48-year-old Nedher Hammoud claimed to have seen US missiles “being shot down like flies.”

On the contrary, Trump declared, "(It was)… A perfectly executed strike," as US, French and British warplanes and ships launched more than 100 missiles nearly unopposed by Syrian air defenses.

Also, Trump warned Russia and Iran not to stand by their ally in Damascus.

“Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace,” he argued.

A little later on Saturday, Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" for a US-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses.

His choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with US President George W. Bush following the US-led invasion of Iraq. Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organized an insurgency that tied down US forces for years.

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President Duterte has formally appointed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Oscar Albayalde as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The appointment paper of Albayalde was signed by the President Friday, April 13, a week after announcing he would be the country’s next top cop. (By Jimmy Cabato)

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