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Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol

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One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol was reportedly spotted in a village in Tubigon town which is adjacent to Clarin where the April 22 gunfight between government troops and the bandits ensued. A farmer, in a DYLA report, told the police that a suspicious-looking man requested for food and […]

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

Credible after all: A personal reminder against confirmation bias

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The US embassy’s diplomatically-worded “unsubstantiated yet credible” intel, which was the basis of a travel advisory issued over the Central Visayas, turned out to be credible after all. On the morning of April 11, suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), found their way to Inabanga, Bohol, and engaged in an armed battle with […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

ABU LEADER KILLED

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Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including the man believed to be a key leader of the Islamic militant group. Top officials of the Armed […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Dino calls on US Embassy to clarify advisory

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Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino is asking the US Embassy to clarify an advisory, which they issued against travels to Cebu and Bohol, to prevent ill effects especially on local tourism. Dino said that the issuance of the advisory shortly before Bohol province will host the multi-sectoral forums as part of the country’s […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

PRO-7 on full alert, activates ‘Oplan SumVac’

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The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas has activated Oplan SumVac or “Summer Vacation” on Monday following a recent travel advisory released by the US Embassy in Manila. PRO-7 Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño said that Oplan SumVac is now activated and fully implemented throughout the region. Taliño added that after the recent hosting of […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Minglanilla to augment police visibility

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THE mayor of Minglanilla town is looking into augmenting police visibility in areas near schools and urged parents to be extra watchful of their children. Mayor Elanito Peña was sad that four of six people initially charged for attempting to lure four Minglanilla Central School pupils into a van last Thursday have been released after […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Charges filed against suspects in alleged kidnap try

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Charges of attempted abduction were filed against the six individuals suspected of attempting to kidnap four Minglanilla Central School pupils last Thursday. Atty. Vincent Isles, representing the suspects, said they opted not to file a counter-affidavit at this point for his clients’ safety as this would mean prolonged detention for the six accused. “If they […]

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

Minglanilla cops rule out kidnap rap against six arrested suspects

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THE Minglanilla olice will only file a child abuse complaint against the six individuals who were arrested last Thursday for allegedly attempting to kidnap four students of the Minglanilla Central School. Chief Supt. Dexter Calacar, Minglanilla police chief, said that they had ruled out filing a kidnapping complaint against the the six arrested persons. “Based […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Public extra vigilant over kidnapping reports

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  Alarmed over the series of alleged kidnapping cases, residents in some parts of Cebu have been vigilant as suspicious activities happening in the neighborhoods are quickly being reported to the police. At around 6 p.m. on Friday, Cordova Police intercepted a black Hyundai Starrex van in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town after a concern citizen […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘Kidnapping’ alarm sparks arrests; six suspects claim they sold books

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MINGLANILLA TOWN Six persons, three of them women, were arrested by Minglanilla policemen after they were accused of attempting to kidnap four girls, all elementary school pupils, at around noontime on Thursday. Minglanilla Police Chief Dexter Calacar said that the arrest came after the kids’ parents and a teacher reported the alleged attempt to kidnap […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »