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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 […]

Ameril Umra Kato, BIFF founding chairman dies of cardiac arrest

COTABATO CITY, April 14 — The founding chairman of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is dead, rebel leaders and local officials today confirmed. Mohaqher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, said Uztadz Ameril Umra Kato died at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. He could not say where. BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry […]

Joint police-military operation nab BIFF leader, 5 others in GenSan

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 16 -– Joint police and military operatives arrested Sunday night Ustadz Mohammad Ali Tambako and four of his men in Gen. Santos City. Tambako is allegedly the leader of the Justice for Islam Movement (JIM), a splinter group of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Tambako is […]

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 […]

Senate gives P100-K to kins of fallen SAF44, other troopers

MANILA, March 12 – The Philippine Senate gave P5.1 million worth of financial assistance to the SAF troopers who were killed, wounded and survived the Mamasapano incident last Jan. 25. Before the Senate session ended Wednesday night, Senate President Franklin Drilon announced the financial assistance worth P100,000 each to the […]

Muslim autonomous region spends P12-M a week for Maguindanao evacuees

COTABATO CITY, March 11 — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Wednesday said it is spending Php 12 million a week on food packs alone to support more than 70,000 individuals displaced in the ongoing military law enforcement operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. ARMM’s […]

2 soldeirs, 20 BIFF killed in latest Maguindanao clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 11 — The latest skirmishes between Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Philippine Marine troopers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Tuesday had twenty Moro bandits and two soldiers killed. Speaking for the 6th Infantry Division Capt. Joann Petinglay said the encounter between 8th Marine Battalion Landing Team […]

New radical Moro group emerges as splinter from BIFF – Reports

MANILA, Philippines – Reports confirmed that as the Philippine government is hell-bent at passing the much maligned Bangsamoro Basic Law, while military forces are fighting the war with Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom fighters (BIFF) and the Abu Sayyaf Group, another radical Muslim group is emerging as a new player in the […]

Maguindanao in state of calamity as AFP pursue alleged foreign terrorists

MANILA, March 4 — AFP pursuit operations are now being conducted against the five foreign terrorists, four of which are Indonesian and one Arab-looking, who are allegedly allied with Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief, said they believed that […]

Senate can conduct BBL hearings even during recess – Marcos

MANILA, March 4 — Public hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) can continue even if Congress is in recess, according to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. “We can still continue working during the adjournment. We can still hold hearings even if we are in recess,” Marcos said in […]

Philippine Army starts covert offensive to flush out BIFF

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Feb. 26 — Since when a military covert operation was announced for public and media consumption? This is one for the record when an army regional spokesperson said Wednesday the Army’s 6th Infantry Division has started covert operations against outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Capt. Joann […]

Armed men burns hideout of slain terrorist Marwan

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 26 – – Unidentified armed men burned down on Tuesday night the nipa hut of slain terrorist bomber Zulkipli Ibhir alias “Marwan” in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao. “Yes its true that Marwan’s house was burned,” Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) 7th Brigade commander Haramin said over a […]

Senate ends hearing on the Mamasapano debacle of SAF commandos

MANILA, Feb. 24 – The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs joint hearing with the committees on peace, unification and reconciliation and finance, wrapped its inquiry on the Mamasapano incident on Tuesday, after five public hearings and four executive sessions, Panel chairperson Senator Grace Poe assured that the […]

Army wipes more than 30 BIFF members in Maguindanao, North Cotabato borders

CARMEN, North Cotabato, Feb. 24 — The two-day Philippine military offensive in the borders of North Cotabato and Maguindanao has likely killed more than 30 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), according to a military source on Tuesday. Colonel Noel Clement, chief of the 602nd Infantry Brigade here, said […]

Purisima reads text chat with P-Noy on Mamasapano encounter

MANILA, Feb. 23 – Resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima disclosed on Monday the exchange of text messages between him and President Benigno S. Aquino III during the Mamasapano incident on Jan. 25. At the resumption of the Senate inquiry into the bloody Mamasapano encounter that left 44 […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

Islamic state not Bangsamoro region, BIFF insists

MANILA, Feb 20 – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has no plan to join in the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a radio interview with BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry Mama, he insisted that they are fighting for an Islamic state and not a […]

Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the disclosures of resigned Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima during the Senate executive session on the Mamasapano incident may even favor President Benigno S. Aquino III. The view came in the heels with Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. saying […]

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 […]

Farmer returns helmet, military gadgets of fallen SAF commando

Farmer returns helmet, military gadget of fallen SAF commando SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, Feb. 16( –- A farmer who asked not to be named for security reason returned items of slain police commandos in the January 25 PNP Special Action Force debacle. Police officers in Maguindanao are expecting more personal items, […]

Rivals MILF, BIFF clash displace thousands in Maguindanao

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao, Feb. 16 — Rival elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have crossed their path causing firefight and displacing thousands of residents. The clash involving MILF and BIFF forces has taken its toll on Muslim civilians, the same group these two organizations vowed […]

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath Here’s another video, an extended footage, of the aftermath of the gruesome, brutal massacre of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos in the corn fields, the Mamasapano killing fields, on January 25, 2015. Be aware that viewer discretion is […]

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, entertain Mamasapano folks

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, bring Valentine joy to Mamasapano folks MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao, Feb. 15 – A movie star and his TV personality-wife, together with the ARMM regional governor and his wife, on Saturday gave “extra love” to thousands of Muslim civilians displaced and affected by the Jan. 25 encounter here. […]

More tributes to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

More song, slides tribute to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Can’t get enough tributes? Here’s more gathered more tributes for the Fallen44, here highlighting one made for the PNP and by a private individual. Good enough the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the […]

Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Perhaps, this is one of the best tribute ever for the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the cornfields of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province. On the fateful day of January 25th, operating on “Oplan Wolvrine” hundreds […]

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe Feb 14, 2015 @ 06:11 MANILA, Feb. 14 — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has called for an independent body to investigate the gruesome Mamasapano butchery of 44 men from the PNP Special Action Force byt the […]

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops MANILA, Feb. 12 – Various senators react to the Mamasapano, Maguindanao killing of a contingent from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force by the joint forces of rebel groups from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on […]

Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media

Warning: Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media. Viewer discretion advised. MANILA, Feb. 11 — Malacanang is more interested at suppressing information about the brutal Mamasapano massacre of the fallen44 by the joint forces of the MILF and the BIFF. On Wednesday the Palace reacted to the viral […]

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Senate can conduct BBL hearings even during recess – Marcos

MANILA, March 4 — Public hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) can continue even if Congress is in recess, according to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. “We can still continue working during the adjournment. We can still hold hearings even if we are in recess,” Marcos said in […]

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Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Perhaps, this is one of the best tribute ever for the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the cornfields of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province. On the fateful day of January 25th, operating on “Oplan Wolvrine” hundreds […]

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, entertain Mamasapano folks

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, bring Valentine joy to Mamasapano folks MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao, Feb. 15 – A movie star and his TV personality-wife, together with the ARMM regional governor and his wife, on Saturday gave “extra love” to thousands of Muslim civilians displaced and affected by the Jan. 25 encounter here. […]

Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media

Warning: Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media. Viewer discretion advised. MANILA, Feb. 11 — Malacanang is more interested at suppressing information about the brutal Mamasapano massacre of the fallen44 by the joint forces of the MILF and the BIFF. On Wednesday the Palace reacted to the viral […]

Farmer returns helmet, military gadgets of fallen SAF commando

Farmer returns helmet, military gadget of fallen SAF commando SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, Feb. 16( –- A farmer who asked not to be named for security reason returned items of slain police commandos in the January 25 PNP Special Action Force debacle. Police officers in Maguindanao are expecting more personal items, […]

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath Here’s another video, an extended footage, of the aftermath of the gruesome, brutal massacre of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos in the corn fields, the Mamasapano killing fields, on January 25, 2015. Be aware that viewer discretion is […]

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops MANILA, Feb. 12 – Various senators react to the Mamasapano, Maguindanao killing of a contingent from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force by the joint forces of rebel groups from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on […]

Ameril Umra Kato, BIFF founding chairman dies of cardiac arrest

COTABATO CITY, April 14 — The founding chairman of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is dead, rebel leaders and local officials today confirmed. Mohaqher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, said Uztadz Ameril Umra Kato died at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. He could not say where. BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

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 […]

Army wipes more than 30 BIFF members in Maguindanao, North Cotabato borders

CARMEN, North Cotabato, Feb. 24 — The two-day Philippine military offensive in the borders of North Cotabato and Maguindanao has likely killed more than 30 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), according to a military source on Tuesday. Colonel Noel Clement, chief of the 602nd Infantry Brigade here, said […]

Joint police-military operation nab BIFF leader, 5 others in GenSan

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 16 -– Joint police and military operatives arrested Sunday night Ustadz Mohammad Ali Tambako and four of his men in Gen. Santos City. Tambako is allegedly the leader of the Justice for Islam Movement (JIM), a splinter group of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Tambako is […]

Senate ends hearing on the Mamasapano debacle of SAF commandos

MANILA, Feb. 24 – The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs joint hearing with the committees on peace, unification and reconciliation and finance, wrapped its inquiry on the Mamasapano incident on Tuesday, after five public hearings and four executive sessions, Panel chairperson Senator Grace Poe assured that the […]

Maguindanao in state of calamity as AFP pursue alleged foreign terrorists

MANILA, March 4 — AFP pursuit operations are now being conducted against the five foreign terrorists, four of which are Indonesian and one Arab-looking, who are allegedly allied with Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief, said they believed that […]

Muslim autonomous region spends P12-M a week for Maguindanao evacuees

COTABATO CITY, March 11 — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Wednesday said it is spending Php 12 million a week on food packs alone to support more than 70,000 individuals displaced in the ongoing military law enforcement operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. ARMM’s […]

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Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the disclosures of resigned Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima during the Senate executive session on the Mamasapano incident may even favor President Benigno S. Aquino III. The view came in the heels with Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. saying […]

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2 soldeirs, 20 BIFF killed in latest Maguindanao clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 11 — The latest skirmishes between Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Philippine Marine troopers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Tuesday had twenty Moro bandits and two soldiers killed. Speaking for the 6th Infantry Division Capt. Joann Petinglay said the encounter between 8th Marine Battalion Landing Team […]

Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media

Warning: Brutal Mamasapano massacre video becomes viral in social media. Viewer discretion advised. MANILA, Feb. 11 — Malacanang is more interested at suppressing information about the brutal Mamasapano massacre of the fallen44 by the joint forces of the MILF and the BIFF. On Wednesday the Palace reacted to the viral […]

Islamic state not Bangsamoro region, BIFF insists

MANILA, Feb 20 – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has no plan to join in the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a radio interview with BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry Mama, he insisted that they are fighting for an Islamic state and not a […]

Muslim autonomous region spends P12-M a week for Maguindanao evacuees

COTABATO CITY, March 11 — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Wednesday said it is spending Php 12 million a week on food packs alone to support more than 70,000 individuals displaced in the ongoing military law enforcement operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. ARMM’s […]

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops MANILA, Feb. 12 – Various senators react to the Mamasapano, Maguindanao killing of a contingent from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force by the joint forces of rebel groups from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

Senate gives P100-K to kins of fallen SAF44, other troopers

MANILA, March 12 – The Philippine Senate gave P5.1 million worth of financial assistance to the SAF troopers who were killed, wounded and survived the Mamasapano incident last Jan. 25. Before the Senate session ended Wednesday night, Senate President Franklin Drilon announced the financial assistance worth P100,000 each to the […]

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe Feb 14, 2015 @ 06:11 MANILA, Feb. 14 — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has called for an independent body to investigate the gruesome Mamasapano butchery of 44 men from the PNP Special Action Force byt the […]