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CENTRAL VISAYAS AND NEGROS ISLAND    The police in Central Visayas raised an alert status in the region in the wake of the sighting of a group of armed men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, even as police and military authorities in Central Visayas and Negros Island Region(NIR) urged the public to stay calm […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



Barely 24 hours after the province of Bohol was cleared of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group (ASG), law enforcement authorities are now shifting their attention to Negros Oriental. This after a group of nearly two dozen armed men and a woman were sighted in Guihulngan City of the province yesterday morning. In an interview with […]

Posted: May 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »


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BOHOL NOW ‘ABU SAYYAF-FREE’ CALAPE, Bohol — Hungry and ragged after weeks of hiding, Abu Sayyaf bandits known only as Abu Ubayda and Abu Asis held a resident’s son hostage in exchange for a decent meal in Barangay Kahayag in this town at 7 a.m. yesterday. That proved to be their undoing as the resident’s […]

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

Cash reward


First off, we have to presume that President Rodrigo Duterte’s cash reward of P1 million for information leading to the capture of the Abu Sayyaf bandits that holed up in Bohol province was taxpayers’ money and not his own in order to put into perspective the controversy surrounding the miniscule P450,000 given to the motorela […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Kuwang Ug Wa Pa Kabayad Ang Mga Abu Sayyaf


Konbinsido ko nga gi-salvage sa mga pulis didto sa Bohol ang nadakpan nga sakop sa Abu Sayyaf nga si Saad Samad Kiram. Apan alang kanako maayo ra sab nga pang-ihawon ang tanang sakop sa mga bandido kay dili na g’yud mabangbang ang ilang pagkasalbahis nga mamutol og ulo sa mga inosente nga ilang gipang-kidnap ilabina […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »

AFP: Slain suspect could have helped gather info about Abu Sayyaf


THE shooting by police of an Abu Sayyaf member who tried to escape was unfortunate because he could have been helpful in information gathering on the bandit group, the military said on Friday. Col. Medel Aguilar, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (Centcom) spokesperson, said officials would have wanted to know more about the […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Abu Saad killed after trying to escape


TAGBILARAN CITY—An Abu Sayyaf member, who was arrested while looking for food, was killed, three hours after he allegedly escaped from detention. Saad Samad Kiram, alias Abu Saad, was declared dead on arrival about 5 a.m. on Friday by physicians at Gov Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in this capital city. “Pinaimbestigahan ko na yan (We […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Beyond doubt

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There’s no doubt that Bohol province will recover from the aberration that is the aborted Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom spree even with some of them still in hiding as of this writing. The military said “only a few” of the bandits remain and it would be unlikely that they would stir enough trouble to attract the […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

American troops join two-month Balikatan

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AS the military continues to hunt down the three remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol, about 50 American soldiers will join the civil military exercises dubbed Balikatan in some parts of the Visayas. Col. Medel Aguilar, commander of the Philippine Joint Civil and Military Operations Task Force, clarified that the Balikatan is not related to […]

Posted: May 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

ONE YEAR RECOVERY: ABU SAYYAF in bohol, the aftermath


Boholanos to rely on resilience to recover from crisis TOURISM stakeholders in Central Visayas explore other opportunities to negate the expected losses from the negative impact of the clashes in Bohol province this month between state troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), with recovery projected to take about a year. Josephine Cabarrus, Bohol provincial […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »