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PNP increase security around NAIA airport following terrorist plot

The Philippine National Police’s Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) has deployed additional personnel to secure areas around the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) following reports of a terrorist plot to bomb or hijack Saudi Arabian aircraft, officials said yesterday. Chief Superintendent Francisco Balagtas, Avsegroup director, said he met with officials of Saudia Airlines on Wednesday as…
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Metro Manila tightened security at Saudi embassy

Philippine officials said Wednesday that they have strengthened security for Saudi Arabia's embassy and its national airline because of a possible threat. Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Rafael Seguis said the Saudi government had asked several countries, including the Philippines, for improved security. He said he was unaware of the nature of the reported threat. Seguis noted…
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UNESCO condemns murder of Filipno Journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for an investigation into the murder of journalist Elvis Ordaniza in the Philippines earlier this month. “I condemn the killing of Elvis Ordaniza,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in a statement. “Journalists must be able to carry out their work in…
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