Government troops kill suspected ISIS terrorist in Lanao encounter 

Froilan Gallardo 01/25/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —A suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in an encounter with government troops in a forest between the towns of  Balindong and Piagapo in Lanao del Sur last Friday afternoon (January 24, 2020).…

Marawi residents welcome Duterte’s ‘No extension of Martial Law’ announcement

Froilan Gallardo 12/11/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The news that President Rodrigo Duterte would not extend Martial Law in Mindanao was widely cheered by war-weary residents in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday. “Its about time.…

US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault

Associated Press 10/27/2019

  WASHINGTON — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S.…

BI deports suspected ISIS commander

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

An Egyptian national, who is suspected to be a commander of international terrorist group ISIS, was deported for violating immigration laws, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Fehmi Lassqued or Haythan…

Centcom: No proof of ISIS presence in Central Visayas

Benjie Talisic 03/06/2018

THE military’s Central Command said yesterday that it had not monitored any presence of the extremist group Isis operating in Central Visayas. Centcom Spokesman Col. Medel Aguilar said in a phone interview that while they don’t want…

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…

Gov’t more convinced ISIS backing Maute

Inquirer.net 06/03/2017

DAVAO CITY – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said the government now believes that the fighting in Marawi City was being backed by the Islamic State because of the way the armed men were behaving. Lorenzana…

Calida: Hapilon is ISIS leader in PH

Inquirer.net 05/26/2017

Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, the target of a military operation that developed into a full-scale battle in Marawi City, is the designated leader of the Islamic State or ISIS in the Philippines, a Philippine government official…

PNP downplays ISIS claim to Quiapo blast

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/30/2017

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) this morning downplayed the claim of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that it was behind the blast in Manila that left 14 people injured while the 30th Association of…

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…

Suspected ISIS terrorists’ stay in Cebu unverified

Intern 04/07/2017

CHIEF Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), denied reports that two suspected members of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) passed by Cebu before they were…

PNP says Metro Manila safe after arrest of suspected ISIS members

Inquirer.net 04/07/2017

Metro Manila is safe, the Philippine National Police (PNP) assured after the authorities arrested two foreign nationals with alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links near a shopping mall in Taguig last March. “The public…

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