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The encounter between government forces and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Inabanga town, Bohol province has somehow made Cebu residents a bit jumpy when it comes to persons who appear to be Muslim or have “Muslim speaking accents,” and it sends the wrong signals to the Muslim community. A budget hotel reported to the police the […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Gov’t officials from Basilan raise alarm bells in hotels

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Employees of a budget hotel in Cebu City were alarmed by the presence of a group of at least 10 persons speaking a “different language,” prompting them to alert the police yesterday. “Naghinala yong nasa hotel. (The hotel employees were suspicious),” said Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the Cebu City Police Office. Operatives of […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Digong sends off ‘crook cops’ to Basilan with insults


MANILA — President Duterte challenged 228 errant policemen to a gun duel as he showered them with insults and all kinds of expletives when they were presented to him in Malacañang on Tuesday. The searing mid-afternoon heat was no match for Duterte’s profanity-laden outburst, which was shown live on national television and various social media […]

Posted: February 7th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

P-Noy apologizes to families of soldiers killed in Basilan


ZAMBOANGA CITY — President Aquino apologized to the families of the 18 soldiers who were killed in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan on Saturday. “He said sorry. He said he was here to say sorry and to give assistance,” Rosalinda Dominguez, the aunt of Private First Class Doreen Aspurias, said after […]

Posted: April 13th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

8 more Abu Sayyaf men killed in Basilan clash


THE Philippine military said eight more Abu Sayyaf members have died and a top militant commander has been wounded as troops pressed a major offensive following the killings of 18 soldiers in fierce fighting over the weekend. Regional military spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan says four Abu Sayyaf gunmen who were wounded in battle Saturday later […]

Posted: April 12th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

BOC monitors entry of fake rice in Cebu


The Bureau of Customs is closely monitoring the entry of fake rice in Cebu according to BOC District Collector Arnulfo Marcos. “So far we haven’t seen any fake rice here but we are constantly monitoring,” Marcos told the reporters. Last week, there were reports that suspected synthetic rice, supposedly smuggled from China, which is reportedly […]

Posted: July 8th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »