Trump, Russia and China media attacks ‘threaten democracy’

AFP 04/25/2018

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China’s bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned that a “climate…

Lawyers ask UN to probe attacks on PH judiciary

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

Groups led by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to look into the Duterte administration’s actions that undermine the judiciary and threaten…

Of cybersecurity attacks, banks and small businesses

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/02/2018

Exec: PH banks well protected, but small businesses vulnerable to online threats Cybersecurity threats remain real for businesses but bankers in Cebu assured that measures are in place to prevent any incidents of money laundering. Cebu Bankers…

Tricycle driver, drug surrenderer shot dead in separate incidents

Chris A. Ligan 03/04/2018

A tricycle driver and a drug surrenderer were killed in two separate shooting incidents in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday evening. Around 8 p.m., 43-year-old tricycle driver identified as Edgardo Siaboc was heading towards a mall when one…

UK warns citizens of ‘terrorist activity’ in Mindanao

Marc Eric Cosep 10/25/2017

The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory to warn its citizens against going to western and central parts of Mindanao due to “terrorist activity.” In its government website, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK warned…

DFA calls on N. Korea to halt dangerous missile attacks

Inquirer.net 08/29/2017

The Philippines urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its dangerous actions, after it launched a missile attack over Japan on Tuesday morning. “We call on the DPRK to halt these dangerous and provocative…

ISIS praises jihadist attacks in Marawi,Iran

AFP 06/13/2017

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday. The recording broadcast by jihadist accounts on social…

Marawi attacks pull down peso

Inquirer.net 05/24/2017

MANILA — The peso on Wednesday weakened against the US dollar and touched the 50:$1 level partly due to investor concerns following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao after terrorists attacked Marawi City. At the Philippine…

AFP urged to probe intel failure in Marawi attacks

05/24/2017

MANILA — Two senators said on Wednesday that the country’s security forces most likely suffered a failure of intelligence for something as big as the Marawi City attacks by the Abu Sayyaf and the Maute Group to…

Leni slams attacks on ‘defenseless’ Jesse

Inquirer.net 03/08/2017

The so-called “Naga Leaks” linking the late Jesse Robredo to illegal gambling and drugs was created only because critics failed to silence Vice President Leni Robredo. Robredo on Wednesday slammed those behind the latest social media attack…

DUTERTE’S SCATHING ATTACKS ON CHURCH

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Fe Marie Dumaboc 03/03/2017

Palma: Statement untrue We forgive him. This was the res-ponse of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma to the latest profanity-laced tirades thrown by President Rodrigo Duterte against Catholic bishops and priests. Answering queries from reporters, the 66-year-old prelate…

Man critical, 2 hurt in separate attacks

Nestle L. Semilla 02/18/2017

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by two motorcycle-riding men in Danao City on Friday evening. Christian Viloria, 26, sustained two gunshot wounds in his left leg and shoulder. PO3 Roselo Campo Jr.…

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