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Motorcycle driver killed in crash

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A 37-year-old man was killed early morning Thursday after he rammed his motorcycle on a parked cargo truck in Minglanilla town, 17 kilometers south of Cebu City. Levi Salvan was on his way home to Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City at about 1 a.m. when his motorcycle rammed into the back of the […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Drug busts yield past Tokhang surrenderers

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YOUNG and old, the illegal drugs trade continues to lure people into its fold — even those who had vowed in a pledge to the Duterte government to never again do drugs. A string of operations conducted by elements of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) led to the arrest of 10 drug personalities, most […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Bohol govt., tourism council declare Bohol as “totally safe to visit”

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  Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto and Provincial Tourism Council chairman Lawyer Lucas Nuñag released an advisory on Thursday morning declaring Bohol as “totally safe to visit.” The advisory wrote, “This is to inform the General Public that the province of Bohol especially the tourism zones remains to be very peaceful and free from threats coming […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

AFP: Bohol Abu Sayyaf bandits ‘fighting for survival’

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The number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members still being hunted in Bohol may just be down to two, fighting for their survival and no longer posing any threat, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said state forces have tracked the location of the two bandits […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

No fiesta celebration for Bacani in Clarin this May

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IT will be the first time for Barangay Bacani in Clarin town of Bohol to celebrate its fiesta without the festivities. This was decided by the village officials yesterday as they have to postpone some fiesta-related programs that involved placing large crowds in public for security reasons, since there are still two or three members […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

The Abu Sayyaf Link

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Tagbilaran City, Bohol — A high-ranking policewoman, accused of “sleeping with the enemy” for her alleged romance with a young terrorist, may yet have another police officer working with her to rescue remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) trapped in the town of Clarin, Bohol. A text message reportedly recovered from the phone […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Families at evacuation center now allowed to go back home

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Clarin Abu clash Hundreds of families from different barangays in Clarin town who left their homes because of the clash between Abu Sayyaf terrorists and government troopers, and took temporary shelter in schools and gyms have been allowed to go back. Some though, opted to remain at the evacuation centers, especially that there are still […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Laying a hero to eternal rest

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“Proud kaayo ko nimo.” (I am so proud of you.) This was how the grieving father of PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno said goodbye to his son, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team who was killed during an encounter with Abu Sayyaf terrorists in Barangay Napo, Inabanga, Bohol. He was among four […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Town officials place Clarin under state of calamity

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Local officials of Clarin town in Bohol province have placed their town under state of calamity on Monday, two days after the encounter between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Mayor Rey Piezas said the declaration was necessary so that town officials could facilitate the release of aid to around 600 families […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Joselito Melloria: How a simple lad became an Abu recruit

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It was his marriage to a Muslim woman that prompted the conversion of Joselito Patalco Melloria, the son of a poor and simple farmer from Barangay Napo, Inabangga, Bohol to Islam and his inevitable recruitment by the Abu Sayyaf. His wife is the daughter of an Abu Sayyaf Group leader from Salug, Zamboanga del Sur. […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »