Philippines: Nine killed in clashes World

Philippines: Nine killed in clashes

At least three soldiers, one police officer and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash between Philippine government forces and the Islamic militants in the central province of Bohol, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Philippines seizes 243,000 bags of smuggled rice

The National Food Authority (NFA) of the Philippines on October 24 requested the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to seize some 243,000 bags of rice shipped into the country via the Port of Davao without the necessary NFA import permit.