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PNP to Cebuanos: Remain vigilant; know your neighbors


Like in Cebu City, Noble said random checkpoints are conducted in key areas in the province to prevent the possible entry of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). He said CPPO is also coordinating with all the barangay captains to inform the police whenever they notice suspicious-looking persons or unusual events. “This is part of what […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte cancels visit to wake of cop slain in Bohol encounter

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MUDDY roads stopped President Duterte from attending the wake of the lone policeman killed during the encounter with Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga town, Bohol, last week. Instead, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa visited the family of SPO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno in Barangay Ulbujan and conferred the Medalya ng Kadakilaan (Heroism […]

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

In which terrain can gov’t forces win?


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 »

Bato warns Abu Sayyaf their days are numbered


“Bilang na ang mga araw nila. (Their days are numbered).” This was the message of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members who had escaped after engaging government forces in a gun batle in Barangay Napo, Inabanga town in Bohol last week. Speaking […]

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

No politics involved, just work — PNP


BARANGAY CAPTAIN BAS’ ARREST INSTEAD of throwing issues against the police, local government units (LGUs) should support them in their campaign against illegal drugs, said Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) director Eric Noble. Noble was reacting to reports that some LGU officials in Talisay City were angry over the arrest of Lagtang Barangay Captain Mark […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PNP readies signal jammers for Asean meetings in Bohol

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  The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has secured mobile phone signal jammers in time for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) trade ministers’ meetings which starts today in Bohol. But Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of PRO-7, was tight-lipped on whether or not they would use the jammers which prevent cellular […]

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

Hunt for 7 armed men continues

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CEBU CITY–Government troops continue to go after seven alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group and their local guide who were involved in the gunfight in Sitio Ilaya, Barangay Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province last week. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police recently released the list of armed men who […]

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


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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 »

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga town. “Business as usual. There are no cancellations. Kayang-kaya natin yan. (We can secure the delegates),” said […]

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

Davide asks netizens: Be extra careful with posts


WHILE social media has been a helpful platform when it comes to real-time updates, it is undeniably a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. In light of the clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga, Bohol over the last few days and amid travel advisories issued by different embassies warning […]

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