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Moderate intensity quake jolts Indian-controlled Kashmir

    NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 (PNA/Xinhua) -- A moderate intensity earthquake hit Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, said meteorological officials. "The magnitude of the tremor was 5.8 on the Richter scale with epicentre in the Hindu Khush mountain range of Afghanistan. Depth of the shock was 170 km inside the Earth," the Indo-Asian News Service quoted Sonam Lotus, director of the Meteorological department in Srinagar as saying. The earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley. People ran out of their offices and houses, according to the report. No casualties or property damages have been reported so far. (PNA/Xinhua)

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SOLCOM fends off NPA attack in Camarines Sur

  MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) --- Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) units have successfully fended off a New People's Army (NPA) attack against military forces based in Barangay Scout, Goa town, Camarines Sur Friday afternoon, January 1. The unprovoked assault, which is violation of the NPA-declared truce, took place 4 p.m., said SOLCOM spokesperson Major Angelo Guzman. The rebel ceasefire began Dec. 23 and is expected to end by Jan. 3. The government declared a similar truce which began midnight of Dec. 23 and will conclude by 11:59 p.m. of Jan. 3. According to 83rd Infantry Battalion commander Lt. Col. Zacarias Batalla, eight of his men and six CAFGU Active Auxilliaries from the 22nd Infantry Battalion, were fired upon by an estimated 10 rebels. This resulted in a 20-minute firefight with no government losses and undetermined number …

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Malampaya natural gas field to remain highly productive

    MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) -- The Malampaya offshore natural gas field in northwest Palawan will remain highly productive for several more years but this early a senior member of the House of Representatives wants concerned agencies to plan ahead and identify possible uses for the two massive oil rigs in the West Philippine Sea once supply runs out. “The Malampaya gas wells are bound to dry up, be plugged and abandoned, along with the platforms,” said LPG-MA Party-list Rep. Arnel Ty, a senior member of the House committee on energy. Once vacated, he said, the rigs could be converted by the Philippine Navy into an outpost. Ty, a deputy minority leader, has been urging government to invest in modern warships to secure the West Philippine Sea’s oil and gas deposits, amid the country’s …

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Church leaders, De Lima slam Duterte’s disrespect for human rights, stand on death penalty

Members of the clergy have slammed presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over his plan to revive the death penalty once he becomes president. Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he was shocked upon hearing about the plan, noting that reviving the death penalty by public hanging is against human life and not anymore attuned with the time. “This is very shocking. At this age and time, doing these atrocities, which are against human life, is a pity precisely because civilization has already moved forward. In short, they seemed to have been born too late and the times of the barbarians are gone,” said the Catholic prelate in an interview. He added, “I don’t agree with Mayor Duterte as far as taking human life so cheaply, so likely as if it is just …

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