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Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

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 […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

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 […]

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

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 […]

Manhunt on for 3 Lanao Sur town mayors in drug trade

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 […]

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

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 […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

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 […]

Maguindanao poll violence report 5 dead, 10 injured

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 […]

Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

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 […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 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, […]

Security forces hunting bombers of North Cotabato NGCP tower

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 […]

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

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 […]

Two incidents of grenade bombings in Cotabato injures 8 persons

[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 […]

Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

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 […]

Zamboanga City public market fire kills 15, injures 13

Fifteen people, including six children, perished while 13 others were injured in a fire that hit Zamboanga City’s old public market Saturday dawn. The fire razed 350 stalls, mostly used-clothing shops, and partially destroyed a three-story commercial building. Aan estimated worth of property damage was placed at P8 million according […]

Trooper runs amuck in Basilan kills 6, injures 9 others

An Army corporal shot and killed five soldiers, including two junior officers, when he went amuck in Sumisip, Basilan Thursday morning. The suspect, who was also shot and killed by responding troops, managed to wound nine others before being neutralized, according to Philippine Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao. He said […]

MILF kills Muslim bomber Abdul Basit Usman

COTABATO CITY, May 4, Updated — In the end, it was not the government forces which will prove successful in eliminating the country’s most wanted bomber who had eluded arrest for several months already. Abdul Basit Usman, who had a one million US dollars reward for his arrest, died in […]

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Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

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 […]

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MILF kills Muslim bomber Abdul Basit Usman

COTABATO CITY, May 4, Updated — In the end, it was not the government forces which will prove successful in eliminating the country’s most wanted bomber who had eluded arrest for several months already. Abdul Basit Usman, who had a one million US dollars reward for his arrest, died in […]

Manhunt on for 3 Lanao Sur town mayors in drug trade

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 […]

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

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 […]

US drone was used in PNP-SAF Mamasapano assault?

US drone was used in PNP-SAF Mamasapano assault? Drone or no drone, were Americans involved in the Mamasapano assault and debacle of Philippine National Police Special Action Force which resulted in deaths of 44 commando troopers? Sharing here the previous video reports courtesy of GMA7 on the alleged drone(s) used […]

The PNP- Board of Inquiry report on the Mamasapano incident

Executive Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations in the PNP-BOI Report on the Mamasapano incident MANILA, March 15 — Following are the complete texts of the Executive Summary, Conclusions, and Recomendations contained in the Philippine National Police – Board of Inquiry report on the Jan. 25 2015 Mamasapano incident: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On […]

Trooper runs amuck in Basilan kills 6, injures 9 others

An Army corporal shot and killed five soldiers, including two junior officers, when he went amuck in Sumisip, Basilan Thursday morning. The suspect, who was also shot and killed by responding troops, managed to wound nine others before being neutralized, according to Philippine Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao. He said […]

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Gov’t peace panel receives SAF guns from MILF

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 18 – Capt. Joanne Petinglay, speaking for the 6th Infantry Division, said the firearms were picked-up by members of the government and MILF coordinating committee on the cessation of hostilities in a remote village in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The symbolic turnover of […]