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Calida: Hapilon is ISIS leader in PH


Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, the target of a military operation that developed into a full-scale battle in Marawi City, is the designated leader of the Islamic State or ISIS in the Philippines, a Philippine government official confirmed Friday. Solicitor General Jose Calida, in a press conference in Davao City, admitted that the rebels have […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

PNP downplays ISIS claim to Quiapo blast

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) this morning downplayed the claim of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that it was behind the blast in Manila that left 14 people injured while the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit was ongoing in the capital. Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office […]

Posted: April 30th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »



Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Suspected ISIS terrorists’ stay in Cebu unverified


CHIEF Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), denied reports that two suspected members of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) passed by Cebu before they were arrested by authorities in Manila. “There were no indications that they came here. We neither received information about […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PNP says Metro Manila safe after arrest of suspected ISIS members


Metro Manila is safe, the Philippine National Police (PNP) assured after the authorities arrested two foreign nationals with alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links near a shopping mall in Taguig last March. “The public has nothing to worry about. Maganda ’yung ating preparation at patuloy ’yung intel operatives that are out gathering […]

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

2 ISIS ‘members’ arrested in PH


Two foreign nationals with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) were arrested in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig last week. A military report obtained from a source said that the foreign couple — identified as Hussein Azo Aldgafiri alias Warsh Al-Kuwaiti, a Kuwaiti national; and Raja Zina, a Syrian — were arrested last March 25. […]

Posted: April 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS


BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression forever”, using the Arabic […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Duterte warns Maute group: Don’t force me to wage war


President Rodrigo Duterte is not keen on declaring war against any group but warns the ISIS-linked Maute group not to “force my hand into it.” “I do not want to wage a war against Filipinos, but I told them that they have to stop. Sana huwag na lang tayong umabot ng giyera (I hope we […]

Posted: November 30th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Clinton nearing victory


Lately my attention is glued on the CNN coverage of the US presidential elections and other international news courtesy of cable TV and the Internet. Only three weeks left in the US presidential campaign period, and last week was the third and final debate of Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. […]

Posted: October 24th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

IS claims Nice massacre as France mulls security failure


Nice, France — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack in which a Tunisian drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, killing 84, prompting hard questions in France over security failures. In a statement via its Amaq news service IS said one of its “soldiers” carried out the attack on […]

Posted: July 17th, 2016 in World | Read More »