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Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

18 Jul , 2017  

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. “Mabuti na meron na ring […]

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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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News, NOAH

SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

24 Jan , 2016  

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The Palace move come at the […]

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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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Governance, News, NOAH

Aquino attends wedding of billionaire Andrew Tan’s son instead of ‘Yolanda’

10 Nov , 2015  

President Aquino is a skipper, really!  Now we can say it again. President Benigno S. Aquino, III is a skipper, really! The latest event the Philippine head of state snubbed and skipped was the second year commemoration of the super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ anniversary of survivors, more particularly in Tacloban City. Apparently, there was no plan […]

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Bangsamoro, News, Regions

MILF kills Muslim bomber Abdul Basit Usman

4 May , 2015  

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 a chance encounter with MILF […]


Manila, News, NOAH

OPPAP’s Deles statement rhymes with MILF’s Iqbal

29 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 29 — OPPAP’s Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday expressed hope that the peace process will emerge stronger despite recent challenges it faced particularly after the tragic Mamasapano incident. “I admit we are bruised and feeling battered but we are here to proclaim we still stand firm (in pushing the peace process),” Deles said […]

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News, NOAH

MILF’s Iqbal positive on passage of proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

29 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 29 -– Chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Mohaqer Iqbal on Friday said that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is “battered but not yet out.” The statement was made by Iqbal at the book launching marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro […]

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Bangsamoro, News, NOAH, Regions

OPAPP Sec. Deles appeals to ASEAN for support on Bangsamoro Law

19 Mar , 2015  

CEBU, March 20 — Even the experts, or the learned among us sometimes “bark” on the wrong tree. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Deles appealed to ASEAN-member states for support on the Bangsamoro Law during the opening of the two-day workshop on “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Peace Processes […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, News

The PNP- Board of Inquiry report on the Mamasapano incident

15 Mar , 2015  

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 January 25, 2015, sixty-seven (67) […]

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Governance, News

Call to change members of gov’t peace panel fall on deaf ears

13 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 13 — There will be no change in the composition of the government peace negotiating panel even with the urging of a senator to replace the peace adviser Teresita Deles and chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a privilege speech on Wednesday, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, […]

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Governance, Manila, News, Regions

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

12 Mar , 2015  

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 families of the 44 SAF […]

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Nation, News

More additional funds for lawmakers to support BBL, not true – Malacanang

6 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 6 -– When there’s smoke, there’s fire. Malacanang on Friday denied speculations that additional funds will be given to lawmakers who will support the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). ”They might speculate that we will use PDAF. There’s no more PDAF,” Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte said when asked if Malacanang has […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, Manila, News, Regions

Senator Poe wants Smart SMS record on Mamasapano between Purisima and P-Noy

4 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 4 – Senator Grace Poe is still waiting for Smart Communications to contact her office regarding the Senate’s subpoena to produce records of short message services (SMS) between PNP chief Alan Purisima and other key persons involved in the Mamasapano debacle of the PNP SAF. ”We want to clarify that with them….. I […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, Nation, News, Regions

Senate can conduct BBL hearings even during recess – Marcos

4 Mar , 2015  

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 a Senate media interview. Marcos, […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News, Regions

Armed men burns hideout of slain terrorist Marwan

25 Feb , 2015  

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 local radio station here. Haramin, […]

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Manila, News, Regions

Ramos urges Malacanang for a memorial to SAF44

25 Feb , 2015  

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Is there a need for a memorial dedicated to the slain SAF44? Former President Fidel V. Ramos sees the need for a memorial honoring the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) police commandos killed in action last month during a mission against two terrorists in Maguindanao province’s Mamasapano municipality killing fields. He […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News, Regions

Senate ends hearing on the Mamasapano debacle of SAF commandos

25 Feb , 2015  

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 committee report will be done […]

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Bangsamoro, Manila, Nation, News, Regions

Purisima reads text chat with P-Noy on Mamasapano encounter

23 Feb , 2015  

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 Special Action Force (SAF) men […]

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Bangsamoro, News, Regions

Islamic state not Bangsamoro region, BIFF insists

20 Feb , 2015  

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 Bangsamoro region. Misry said even […]

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Bangsamoro, Manila, News, Regions

Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

20 Feb , 2015  

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 on Thursday it is up […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Human Rights, News, Regions, Video

Watch: Extended brutal footage of the Mamasapano massacre aftermath

15 Feb , 2015  

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 advised because of the graphic […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, News, Regions

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac

31 Jan , 2015  

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac Published on: Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:47 The lone Bicolano casualty in the PNP-SAF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters “misencounter” hails from Virac, Catanduanes. Police Senior Inspector Max Jim R. Tria belongs to the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 2009. The fallen […]

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