ISIS praises jihadist attacks in Marawi,Iran

AFP 06/13/2017

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday. The recording broadcast by jihadist accounts on social…

Gov’t more convinced ISIS backing Maute

Inquirer.net 06/03/2017

DAVAO CITY – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said the government now believes that the fighting in Marawi City was being backed by the Islamic State because of the way the armed men were behaving. Lorenzana…

Calida: Hapilon is ISIS leader in PH

Inquirer.net 05/26/2017

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…

PNP downplays ISIS claim to Quiapo blast

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/30/2017

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…

STAY VIGILANT

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/15/2017

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…

Suspected ISIS terrorists’ stay in Cebu unverified

Intern 04/07/2017

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…

PNP says Metro Manila safe after arrest of suspected ISIS members

Inquirer.net 04/07/2017

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…

2 ISIS ‘members’ arrested in PH

Inquirer.net 04/06/2017

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…

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

AP 02/19/2017

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,…

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

11/30/2016

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…

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