Bangsamoro, Business, News

Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

12 Jul , 2017  

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at the Philippine Stock Exchange in […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

5 Jul , 2017  

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed by Col. Juvymax Uy, the […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, Mindanao

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

4 Jul , 2017  

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality of the President’s move. ”The […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Manhunt on for 3 Lanao Sur town mayors in drug trade

4 Aug , 2016  

Three town mayors of Lanao del Sur tagged as allegedly involved in big time drug operation are subject of manhunt by police authorities of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. And yet, ARMM police director Chief Supt. Agripino Javier is still mum on the name of the local government executives while giving assurance that the […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

24 Jun , 2016  

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from incoming Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

14 Jun , 2016  

Another Canadian hostage in the province of Sulu may have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers even as a Malacanang executive on Monday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confirming the reports. ”AFF is verifying,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. It must berecalled that armed men seized Hall, Canadian John […]

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Bangsamoro, Election, Luzon, Mindanao, News, Visayas

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

12 May , 2016  

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the country after voting did not […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Election, News

Report: Armed men snatch 10 vote counting machines in Maguindanao

9 May , 2016  

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, May 9 — Police and military authorities here are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon Elementary School and forcibly took at least 10 Vote Counting Machines in Barangay Katuli, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao. Senior Insp. Esmael Madin, the town police chief, said the men forcibly entered the […]

Bangsamoro, Crime, Election, News

Maguindanao poll violence report 5 dead, 10 injured

9 May , 2016  

COTABATO CITY — At least five persons were confirmed killed while 10 others wounded so far in Maguindanao election-related violence for the past 72 hours, the Army’s Sixth Infantry Division (6ID) reported. “Only last night (May 8), two separate explosions caused by rifle-launched M-79 grenades rocked the public market of Datu Unsay town, killing one […]

Bangsamoro, Crime, News, NOAH

This is what Malacanang will do after the beheading of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf

27 Apr , 2016  

In so many words, this is what Malacanang can say after the heinous beheading of hostage, a Canadian natonal, selected from among many others, by the Abu Sayyaf. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Canadian national John Ridsdel who had been held captive and confirmed killed by Abu Sayyaf militants. It […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

9 Apr , 2016  

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the elements of Sulu police provincial […]

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Bangsamoro, Election, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

10 Feb , 2016  

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability and integrity of the vote […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

500 of Philippines’ rich towns, poor towns annual regular income of 2014

9 Feb , 2016  

Next 500 Philippines rich towns, poor towns annual regular income in 2014, the second batch of the 1,502 in the country. While income was arranged beginning from the highest, it is not inferred that the town referred to is really that rich since we do not take into account the total financial information details of […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Governance, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

The Rich, Richier, Richest towns of the Philippines based on regular annual income

31 Jan , 2016  

The Rich, Richier, Richest. Philippine towns with top regular income in fiscal year of 2014. Of the 1,502 local government units referred to as municipalities (or towns) of the Philippines, many reported high earnings (annual regular income) for the fiscal year end of 2014. Below is a listing of these LGU’s beginning from the highest […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Manila, News, Video

Video: Reopening of Senate hearing on the Mamasapano massacre

27 Jan , 2016  

This is the live streaming of the re-opening of Senate Hearing by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs (January 27, 2016) on the Mamasapano massacre of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police. Related story here ATPV 1,843

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Manila

Senate upheld Maguindanao Mamasapano massacre reinvestigation at plenary

19 Jan , 2016  

The memory of the Maguindanao Mamasapano incident which resulted in the massacre of 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) unit of the Philippine National Police is not forgotten, it seems. On Monday the Philippine senate upheld previous ruling to reopen the Mamasapano incident investigation based on “new matters” that Senate minority leader Juan […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Election, Global Pinoy, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

10 Jan , 2016  

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, a voice that will matter […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, Nation, Visayas

49 million Filipinos seen born from 2010 up to 2045

9 Jan , 2016  

Pro-creative Philippines will have added 49 million to its burgeoning population between 2010 up until the year 2015. Yes, the county’s population is expected at 142 million by 2045, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Here are the regions with high population growth rate: 1 Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao – 2.12% 2 CARAGA […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Mindanao, News

Security forces hunting bombers of North Cotabato NGCP tower

11 Dec , 2015  

Unidentified gunmen set off an improvised explosive device at the foot of steel tower No. 68 of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Barangay Pagangan, Aleosan, North Cotabato at about 9:28 p.m. Thursday according to Aleosan municipality police chief Inspector Jun Napat. The attack resulted in the total blackout from 9:28 p.m. Thursday […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Manila, Mindanao, News

NAPOLCOM release verdict on police officers involved in Maguindanao massacre

9 Dec , 2015  

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has come out with the final verdict on the 62 police officers involved in the 57 victims of Maguindanao massacre on Nov. 23, 2009 in Sitio Malating, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. The 23-page decision dated Nov. 24, 2015 signed by the Commission en banc chaired by Interior Secretary and Napolcom […]

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Bangsamoro, News

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu

21 Nov , 2015  

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu President Benigno Aquino III expressed his deepest regret and sympathy over the beheading of a Malaysian national in Jolo, Sulu last November 17. In reaction to the opening address of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Mindanao, News

Two incidents of grenade bombings in Cotabato injures 8 persons

15 Nov , 2015  

[flexiblemap title=”Kabacan, North Cotabato” address=”Kabakan, North Cotabato, Philippines” region=”South East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Two incidents of grenade bombings over the weekend in Cotabato City and North Cotabato province by still unknown suspects injures 8 persons. Police authorities have launched a manhunt against four men who carried out bombing attacks in Cotabato City and […]

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Bangsamoro, Mindanao, News

Mindanao on ‘Red Alert’ Wednesday due power deficiency, bomb threats

5 Nov , 2015  

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have placed the entire island of Mindanao on “red alert” on Wednesday as it announced a power deficiency of 40 megawatts and alleged escalation of bombing threats on transmission lines. “With the return of the generating facilities of STEAG Power in Misamis Oriental and Mt. Apo in […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

1 Nov , 2015  

A 70-year old Korean national who was abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits about nine months ago was found dead in southern Philippine province of Sulu, local military said Sunday. The body of Nwi Seong Hong was discovered by a concerned citizen at the vicinity of the Sulu State College in Bangkal village in Patikul […]

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