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ARMED MEN SPOTTED ON OLANGO?

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Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 kilometers from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed to have seen two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the place, they heard successive loud bursts believed to have come from long firearms at […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t troops secure Olango village due to “armed men”

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CEBU CITY–Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 km from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed seeing two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the area, they heard successive gunfire apparently from long firearms at Sitio Bas Toral, Barangay San […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

In which terrain can gov’t forces win?

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I am now beginning to understand why it is really very hard for the government forces to fight the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan and Jolo as can be gleaned from their failure to neutralize the small terrorist group in Bohol, a terrain which the ASG is not even familiar with. Lest I be […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Moro raids and the Japanese occupation

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The clash in Inabanga, Bohol, the other day between government forces and the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf brings to mind the dreadful centuries of Moro slave raids that decimated the coastal towns of the Visayas and Luzon between 1599 and the mid-1800s. Inabanga and also Tagbilaran, among other coastal settlements of Bohol, suffered so much […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Nine killed in firefight between govt forces and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf

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CEBU CITY—Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), three soldiers and one policeman were reported to have been killed in the ongoing firefight in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. This was contained in a joint statement issued by Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, head of the Police Regional Office in […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Pawnshop robbed in Lapu

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A PAWNSHOP in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City was robbed by three motorcycle-riding suspects at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Janet Layos, manager of the Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshop, the armed robbers barged in just as they were opening the outlet and took a still undetermined amount of cash. Two of the three men barged in while the other […]

Posted: July 6th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Armed men killed in shootout with police

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TWO armed men died in a shootout with police officers in a suspected drug den in Barangay Bacayan, Cebu City at past 2 a.m. Wednesday. PO3 Edario Manatad, homicide investigator, said the fatalities were only identified as a certain Bitoy and Erning. Bacayan barangay chairman Zenaida Colina said the two men were not residents of […]

Posted: July 6th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »