Digong’s request for troops an ‘intensified security posture’ — Palace

Inquirer.net 08/06/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for additional 20,000 troops in Mindanao is part of the “intensified security posture” in areas with “continuing security threats,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Sunday. “The deployment of troops to Marawi and…

Drilon urges gov’t, NDFP to forge ‘mutual ceasefire’

Inquirer.net 07/30/2017

Sen. Franklin Drilon on Sunday called on the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to continue with the peace negotiations by forging a “mutual ceasefire.” Drilon said a mutual ceasefire would be…

95K food packs sent for Marawi victims

07/09/2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has already sent a total of 95,200 family food packs for the internally displaced persons from Marawi City. “DSWD-7 had been sending family food packs to…

SC’s capitulation

07/07/2017

The Supreme Court’s ruling affirming President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao came days after the President referred to the 1987 Constitution as a “scrap of paper” that he can ignore when it came to…

Securing the Asean delegates

07/02/2017

We hope nothing untoward had happened during last Saturday’s scheduled start of another round of meetings held by 300 foreign officials for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). But then again, tight security and rerouting had…

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…

Pope Francis calls for a minute of prayer

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/07/2017

AT 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Pope Francis is inviting everyone to stop their daily activities and dedicate a minute to reflect and pray for peace according to one’s own religious tradition. The Pope also calls on everyone…

Alarming evidence

Editorial 06/07/2017

A video clip and the discovery of P79 million in cash and checks from a house in Marawi City may bolster the Duterte administration’s position to extend its martial law over Mindanao at the Supreme Court. The…

Will there be peace in Mindanao?

Jobers R. Bersales 06/07/2017

So much has been written about the pros and cons of martial law in Mindanao, most especially why it is mostly people in Luzon who are complaining while those in the south are not. I was with…

SM Foundation holds relief operations for Marawi victims

06/07/2017

IN a bid to help the victims of Marawi City crisis, SM Foundation Inc. and Philippine Red Cross activate its Operation Tulong Express across all SM Supermalls nationwide. The donation drive is also a way to encourage…

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…

More Marawi City refugees arrive in Cebu City today

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/01/2017

REFUGEES from Marawi City continue to arrive in Cebu City as the conflict there remains unresolved. Another batch of refugees are arriving early today on board the MV Trans Asia 8, which left Iligan City last night,…

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