Duterte declares CPP, NPA as terrorist organizations

Inquirer 12/05/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. Anyone proven to be financing these groups would be held liable under the…

Troops reach last strongholds of terrorists in Marawi City

Inquirer.net 11/11/2017

  Marawi City — Government forces conducting mopping up and clearing operations have finally reached the basements of the last two buildings near the Lake Lanao pier here, which served as the last strongholds of the Islamic…

Lapu-Lapu police train mall guards how to detect terrorists

Norman V. Mendoza 07/21/2017

Amid the recent spate of bomb threats in Cebu, the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) decided it was time to ensure that the security personnel of malls and big business establishments in the city are prepared to…

TEARFUL SEPARATION

Benjie B. Talisic, Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 06/17/2017

They are battle-experienced soldiers, but they unabashedly shed tears and hugged their wives, children and other loved ones as they left Iloilo on Saturday to beef up government troops fighting the Islamic State-inspired Maute terror group in…

Duterte’s martial law

Ricky Poca 06/05/2017

Two weeks into the Marawi City siege and opposition lawmakers and militant groups are still making noise and pursuing their bid to end the government’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao. This despite the public seeing for…

Police: Resort World gunman a gambling addict, not a terrorist

Inquirer.net 06/04/2017

The lone gunman in the deadly Resorts World Manila incident that left 38 people dead, including the suspect, was a former government worker buried in debt, police said on Sunday. Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region…

‘TRUST THE PRESIDENT’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/01/2017

The possible suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the Visayas was welcomed by officials and some business leaders in Cebu while some lawyers expressed caution in implementing it. Gov. Hilario Davide III said he has…

Better safe than sorry

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/01/2017

TO avert possible terror attacks in Central Visayas, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III on Thursday convened the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) and urged law enforcers and local government leaders to step up their security arrangements…

‘Surgical’ air strikes

Stephen D. Capillas 06/01/2017

It is both tragic and instructional that the deaths of several soldiers due to “friendly fire” or air strikes in Marawi City should cause so much public outrage that calls for the military to end it would…

Duterte’s martial law version is justifiable so far

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/01/2017

With all due respect to those who had a miserable experience during the martial law of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos, the recently declared martial law in Mindanao by President Rodrigo Duterte is so far within…

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