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Police officer’s confiscated phone shows terrorist videos


SUPT. MARIA CRISTINA NOBLEZA A forensic exam on the cellular phone seized from Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza — the police officer caught in Bohol with a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb maker — showed that she kept videos of terrorist activities including how minors are trained to become future combatants. Supt. Royina Marzan Garma, head of […]

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

Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol


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 »

How Supt. Nobleza’s romance with an Abu terrorist blossomed


THEY were an unlikely pair. Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, then assigned at the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), “fell in love” with Renierlo Dongon, an alleged Abu Sayyaf member, while the latter was in detention for a double murder case in 2013. Asked about how the affair between the cop and the suspected terrorist […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Community networks a better defense against terrorist threats


  CEBU City has a better defensive structure against terrorist threats because of the networks established in the community, compared even to other countries, said Mayor Tomas Osmeña. He said the reaction to reports of the presence of armed men on Olango Island only enhances the influence of lawless elements to impose fear to the […]

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


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Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 kilometers from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed to have seen two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the place, they heard successive loud bursts believed to have come from long firearms at […]

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

“Suspicious-looking” men held by police in Oslob


CEBU CITY–Police have held for questioning six “suspicious-looking” men on board a van in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob town, 121 kilometers south of Cebu City. Five of them are Muslims from Lanao del Norte while one is a Christian from Iloilo, said SPO1 Arturo Balmores, deputy chief of the Oslob Police Station. Balmores said they received […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Breaking,Uncategorized | 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 »



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 reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

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

Credible after all: A personal reminder against confirmation bias


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 »


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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 »