Saturday, July 6, 2013

ABS-CBN/ANC World Tonight Video News Reports (Jul 6)

From ABS-CBN (Jul 6/7): News Video Reports

US warns against travel to Mindanao
Posted at 07/07/2013 12:46 AM

The United States issued a travel warning against the southern Philippines.
The State Department says, Americans should avoid going to Mindanao, particularly Sulu, due to what it calls the high threat of kidnappings and terrorism.
The travel advisory comes just days after Australia and Canada issued similar warnings.
Earlier this week, the US Embassy in Manila also barred diplomatic staff from traveling to Davao, Cotabato and Zamboanga City.
In Malacañang, officials say, they respect the rights of other countries to warn their citizens but noted that the travel advisory was not intended for the entire Philippines. ANC World Tonight, July 6, 2013
2 soldiers hurt in roadside blast
Posted at 07/07/2013 12:46 AM

A roadside bomb struck an army convoy in Patikul town, Sulu. Two soldiers were injured in the explosion.
The troops were in the area to secure a medical mission.
Sulu is a known lair of the Abu Sayyaf, which is on the list of the United States' Foreign Terrorist Organizations. ANC World Tonight, July 6, 2013
2 soldiers killed in encounter
Posted at 07/07/2013 12:54 AM

In North Cotabato, two soldiers were killed in an encounter with armed men in Pikit town.
Officials say, the clash erupted after troops confronted the gunmen, believed to be members of a Moro Islamic Liberation Front breakaway group.
More soldiers have been deployed to the area. -- ANC, World Tonight, July 6, 2013
Pinoy peacekeepers staying until August 11
Posted at 07/06/2013 10:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- More than 300 Filipino peacekeepers will stay in the Golan Heights until their tour of duty ends on August 11.

But extending their mission will still be determined.

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III wants the United Nations to ensure the peacekeepers' safety and security first before approving an extension. ANC Headlines, July 6, 2013

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