Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said on Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday -- an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said. "It seems the (first) explosion was set …
Estrada files COC as Manila mayor
Former President Joseph Estrada has vowed a landslide win for Manila
mayor in the 2013 polls versus the incumbent Mayor Alfedo Lim.
Estrada on Tuesday filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections office in Arroceros Street.
He was accompanied by his running mate and current Manila Vice-Mayor
Isko Moreno, as well as sons Senator Jinggoy Estrada and San Juan Rep.
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