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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 […]

Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

Bomb threat hoax stings Albay police

LEGAZPI CITY — It was the second incident this year. A bomb threat circulated by text message on Sunday kept the Albay police force on their toes. The message specifically said that “Our attack sa Nov. 9-11, 2016, nagpakalat na kami ng bomba sa mga malls ng Legazpi at Daraga. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attack on Burkina Faso ends with hostages freed

126 rescued, 3 attackers killed as operation at Burkina Faso Hotel ends OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Update. A total of 126 hostages were freed and three attackers killed Saturday as security operation at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital ended, a senior official has said. The attackers are one […]

No fly zone, Rome tightens security for special Catholic Jubillee

The Italian capital gears up for the Catholic Jubilee to kick off on Tuesday, media reported Monday. A no-fly zone was earlier declared over its skies and 3,000 army and police officers are deployed throughout Rome. The event is expected to draw 25 to 30 million pilgrims adding to 16 […]

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily. The heightened security measures in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which were in place earlier this week due to the terror threat, cost the country 51.7 million euros (nearly USD 55 million) daily, local media reported. The measures were in place […]

Islamic State elements now operating in the Philippines?

Are elements of the dreaded Jihadist Islamic State now operating in the Philippines? According to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan, marine elements have shot and kllled eight self-proclaimed members of the jihadist group Islamic State in an operation in Sultan Kudarat Thursday morning. The government troops from […]

Russia ramps up defense measures after Turkey downs Russian fighter jet

[flexiblemap title=”Latakia, Syria” address=”Latakia, Syria” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday announced new measures to step up protection of the country’s military personnel and aircraft stationed at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. New-generation S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems would be deployed in Hmeimim […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

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Russian Emergency Ministry on alert mode, Moscow suspends Egypt flights

[flexiblemap title=”Moscow” address=”Moscow, Russian Federation” region=”Russian Federation” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”10″] The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow unit is currently on a high alert mode amid Moscow’s suspension of flights to and from Egypt, the ministry’s press service said Saturday. The ministry has also organized the 24-hour work of the task […]

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Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attack on Burkina Faso ends with hostages freed

126 rescued, 3 attackers killed as operation at Burkina Faso Hotel ends OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Update. A total of 126 hostages were freed and three attackers killed Saturday as security operation at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital ended, a senior official has said. The attackers are one […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

No fly zone, Rome tightens security for special Catholic Jubillee

The Italian capital gears up for the Catholic Jubilee to kick off on Tuesday, media reported Monday. A no-fly zone was earlier declared over its skies and 3,000 army and police officers are deployed throughout Rome. The event is expected to draw 25 to 30 million pilgrims adding to 16 […]

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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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Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

Bottomline: Philippines rank low in 2015 Global Peace Index

According to the 2015 rankings by the Global Peace Index among 162 countries worldwide, the Philippines is on the 141st. Hugging the bottom line is North Korea. A dismal result, and perhaps, the true prevailing state in the country under the stewardship of President Benigno S. Aquino, III, despite its […]

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 […]

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