MANILA While stressing that maximum tolerance will be practiced by all police officers securing the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) protest actions, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas said the group's right to be heard and peaceful assembly cannot impinge on the rights of others. Continue reading "INC demonstrations should not 'violate' others' rights"
MANILA Troopers from the Eastern Mindanao Command have arrested 12 suspected New People's Army (NPA) fighters and seized their arms cache during operations in Bukidnon last Aug. 26. Continue reading "12 rebels, arms cache seized in Bukidnon operations"
MANILA Gov't troopers captured a New People's Army (NPA) fighter and recovered from him two M-16 automatic rifles during operations at Barangay Datu Davao, Laak town, Compostela Valley Thursday morning. Continue reading "Rebel captured, two M-16 rifles recovered in Compostela Valley operations"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Three Abu Sayyaf brigands were killed while 14 others, including four brigands, were wounded in a fierce gun battle Friday in the province of Sulu, a top military official said. Continue reading "UPDATE: 3 Abu Sayyaf brigands killed, 14 wounded in Sulu clash"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Fourteen people, including four Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, were wounded in an hour-long firefight Friday in the hinterlands of Sulu. Continue reading "14 wounded as troops clash with ASG brigands, JI militants in Sulu"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) formally launched on Thursday afternoon the E-Peso ecosystem to jumpstart the implementation of cashless transactions in the local government. Continue reading "Zambo, USAID launch E-Peso program"
ZAMBOANGA CITY The police have arrested two people-a father and his son-who were listed as among the most wanted persons in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, an official announced Thursday. Continue reading "Police arrest 2 top most wanted persons in Zambo Sur"
MANILA The military on Thursday has released the names of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits killed and wounded during the clash with troopers of Joint Task Group Sulu Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading "Slain, wounded ASGs identified - military"
MANILA Joint Task Group Sulu operatives are still determining the veracity of the report that Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader Alden Bagadi was among the 15 bandits slain during a pitched battle in Indanan, Sulu Wednesday. Continue reading "Troops verifying death of ranking ASG leader in Sulu clash"
MANILA President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a bill declaring August 18 of every year as Jesse Robredo Day. Continue reading "President Aquino signs law declaring Aug. 18 as ‘Jesse Robredo Day’"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Government forces have rescued the two Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel at the height of a firefight Thursday against the Abu Sayyaf brigands holding captive the PCG personnel in the hinterlands of Sulu. Continue reading "Government troops rescue 2 PCG men in Sulu (Update)"
MANILA Fifteen Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were reportedly killed during an encounter with Joint Task Group Sulu units at Sitio Marang, Barangay Buanza, Indanan town, Sulu Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading "15 ASG bandits killed in Sulu clash"
MANILA Aside from focused military operations, the Philippine Army (PA) is now using "social pressure" as part of its efforts to totally neutralize the insurgency threat in the countryside, according to Army chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año. Continue reading "PA now using social pressure to beat rebel threat"
MANILA Although she has not declared her plans for the 2016 elections, Senator Grace Poe continues to draw support from various sectors, with the Magdalo Group expressing intention to endorse the lady lawmaker if she runs for president. Continue reading "Magdalo group to support Grace Poe if she runs for president –Trillanes"
MANILA Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. on Wednesday stressed that the displaced workers of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) should be given priority in hiring new civil servants once new Bangsamoro government is in place. Continue reading "Bangsamoro gov’t should hire displaced ARMM workers – Marcos"
MANILA Five New People's Army (NPA) fighters were killed while two members of the 1st Special Forces Battalion were wounded during an encounter in Bukidnon Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading "5 rebels killed, 2 troopers hurt in Bukidnon clash"
MANILA The Philippine Navy (PN)'s armed AgustaWestland AW-109E helicopters, which was commissioned last Aug.10, is now capable of shipboard service. Continue reading "Navy armed AW-109Es now capable of shipboard action"
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte A member of the board of directors of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DANECO-NEA) was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on board a gray Honda Fit car infront of his residence at Mirafuentes Village, this city on Tuesday night. Continue reading "DANECO-NEA board member shot dead"
MANILA The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Youth Leaders (AYLA) will stage its third Advocacy Camp on Aug. 28 to 30 at the Phillips Sanctuary in Antipolo, Rizal. Continue reading "ASEAN Youth Camp at Antipolo City from Aug. 28- 30"
ISABELA CITY, Basilan Two Abu Sayyaf brigands and a soldier were killed while seven others were wounded in a firefight in the nearby municipality of Sumisip, a top military official disclosed Wednesday. Continue reading "2 Abu Sayyaf brigands, 1 soldier killed in Basilan clash"
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Vice Governors in Mindanao are supporting the substitute bill of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, an official said Wednesday. Continue reading "Mindanao Vice Governors support ‘substitute’ BBL Bill"
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Five people, including a public school teacher, died in separate motorcycle mishaps in Bukidnon, a report reaching here said Wednesday. Continue reading "5 people, including a school teacher die in Bukidnon road mishaps"
ZAMBOANGA CITY A parallel investigation is being conducted to determine the root cause of the shootout that resulted to the death of three people-two policemen and a marine soldier-and injured a civilian in this city. Continue reading "2 cops, 1 marine soldier killed in Zambo shootout"
COTABATO CITY Police and military authorities are now hunting down two men who shot dead Tuesday a former village councilor along a highway in North Cotabato. Continue reading "Army, PNP launch manhunt against killers of North Cotabato village ex-councilor"
DAVAO CITY Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP)-LABAN stalwart former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. disclosed PDP Laban is still counting on Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the partys standard bearer in the 2016 presidential elections despite his continued refusal to bid for the highest elected position. Continue reading "PDP still awaiting for Duterte’s decision on 2016 presidential bid"
DUMALINAO, Zamboanga del Sur The local police will soon be housed in a new two-storey headquarters. Continue reading "Zambo Sur town gets new police headquarters"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 12 is pushing for the release of an additional P75 million for the upgrading of the street lighting system of a vital road network leading to the city airport here. Continue reading "DPWH-12 allots P75-M more for upgrading of street lights in GenSan"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY Hundreds of foreign and local palm oil farmers and industry players will gather here on Wednesday to discuss fresh strategies in sustaining the thriving industrys growth as well as expansions within the next decade. Continue reading "Palm oil farmers, industry players gather in GenSan for 9th national gab"
COTABATO CITY This is something officials and workers of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are looking up to. Continue reading "Unprecedented in ARMM - employees to get performance based bonus"
COTABATO CITY Tension have simmered down in a remote village in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat after an emissary of the Sultanate of Maguindanao was sent to pacify the warring members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), officials said. Continue reading "Normalcy restored in Palimbang villages after MILF infighting died down"