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…

Police officer’s confiscated phone shows terrorist videos

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/08/2017

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…

Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/27/2017

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…

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

Inquirer.net 04/24/2017

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…

Community networks a better defense against terrorist threats

Inna Mejia 04/21/2017

  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…

ARMED MEN SPOTTED ON OLANGO?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie Talisic, Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/20/2017

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…

“Suspicious-looking” men held by police in Oslob

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/20/2017

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…

Bato warns Abu Sayyaf their days are numbered

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/20/2017

“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…

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…

Credible after all: A personal reminder against confirmation bias

Ryan Macasero 04/15/2017

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…

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