US, Ph troops launch new counter-terror drills

AFP 10/02/2017

US and Philippine troops launched new joint counter-terrorism exercises on Monday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte, a fierce critic of Washington, reversed course in favor of pursuing one of Asia’s oldest military alliances. Duterte vowed last week…

Russia backs PH drug war, vows to help boost its anti-terror capabilities

Inquirer.net 08/08/2017

  Russia has offered to assist the Philippines in boosting the anti-terrorism capabilities of its security forces and support the Duterte administration’s intensive drive against illegal drugs, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday. Cayetano…

Fight vs terror, violence on Asean ministers’ agenda

Inquirer.net 08/01/2017

  The foreign ministers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected to draft a joint statement on countering terrorism and violent extremism, at a time this year’s host the Philippines is battling the Islamic…

Terror threats

Editorial 06/05/2017

While the Resorts World Manila attack may not be terrorist violence, last Saturday’s attacks at London Bridge that killed six people and three assailants have alarmed citizens around the world and gave governments pause to ponder on…

Badian police chief assures tourists it is safe to visit the town

05/15/2017

Despite of the travel advisory issued by British Embassy to avoid travelling to the town, Badian police assures the public and the tourists of their safety when visiting their town. Badian Police chief Senior Insp. Bonifacio Pareja…

40k troops to thwart terror threats to Asean summit

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/23/2017

Manila — The government will deploy 40,000 security and emergency personnel to thwart terror threats to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila this coming week, according to government officials. Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor…

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…

Watchful week ahead

Editorial 04/12/2017

It started as early as last Monday; but we can expect thousands of Metro Cebu residents to troop to bus terminals, seaports and airports for the annual Holy Week break. But this year’s observance would be different…

Australia warns citizens vs terror threats in Cebu, Bohol

Nestle L. Semilla 04/11/2017

THE Australian government has advised its citizens traveling to the Philippines to exercise a “high degree of caution,” citing “high threat of terrorist attack and the high level of crime.” In a travel advisory issued Monday, Australia’s…

‘Bato’ confirms CV terror threat

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris C. Bongcac, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 04/10/2017

But describes police intelligence reports as ‘generic’   Following Sunday’s travel advisory from the US Embassy for American citizens to review travel plans in Central Visayas, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa,…

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