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Talakag cops survive NPA ambush try

Talakag cops survive NPA ambush try

Around 25 policemen who were supposed to respond to a murder incident in KM 27, Tikalaan in Talakag, Bukidnon, on Wednesday, October 10, were greeted with volley fire from suspected communist rebels who set up an ambush just four kilometers away from the crime scene. Members of the Talakag town police and Police Regional Mobile...

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‘Red October’ plot now dead, says Lorenzana

‘Red October’ plot now dead, says Lorenzana

“Red October”, or the plot to oust the government, has fizzled out, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters Friday. “Lusaw na (It has already been dissolved),” Lorenzana said when asked on whether “Red October”, which is reportedly scheduled to start on Oct. 17, is still an ongoing threat. He attributed the death of the ouster...

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2 ASG bandits killed, 4 others captured in Sulu

2 ASG bandits killed, 4 others captured in Sulu

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed while four others were captured following a brief firefight when troops launched a law enforcement operation in Sulu, a top military official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the firefight broke out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan,...

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Illegal drugs a global concern, UN sec gen claims

Illegal drugs a global concern, UN sec gen claims

Illegal drugs has become a global concern that needs to be addressed, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres claimed. This claim echoes what President Rodrigo Duterte has been saying when he waged war against illegal drugs. According to UN reports 450,000 people daily die from drug overdose and other drug-relates issues. The same report cites...

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Military intel chief is new army commander

Military intel chief is new army commander

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Major Gen. Macairog Alberto, commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), as the next Philippine Army commander. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday told reporters that Alberto’s appointment paper has been released to the Department of National Defense (DND)....

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Another Lumad leader murdered by CPP-NPA terrorist in Surigao del Sur

Another Lumad leader murdered by CPP-NPA terrorist in Surigao del Sur

Another Lumad, a Datu in his Tribe, was murdered by CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) in San Miguel Surigao del Sur at around 5 o’clock in the afternoon, October 10, 2018. The helpless victim was identified as Datu Rexan “Loloy” Liwanasan Brital, male, married, 36 years old and a resident of Sitio Nalindog, Brgy Bolhoon, San Miguel,...

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Army Engineers to construct Lumad Schools in Talaingod

Army Engineers to construct Lumad Schools in Talaingod

The Eastern Mindanao Command through the 52nd Engineering Brigade, Philippine Army entered into an agreement with DSWD and Local Government Unit of Talaingod, Davao Del Norte for the construction of classrooms intended for Lumad Learners in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte on October 10, 2018, at the Talaingod Municipal Hall, Sto. Niño, Talaingod, Davao Del Norte....

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Six BIFF rebels surrender in Maguindanao

Six BIFF rebels surrender in Maguindanao

Six fully armed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) rebels have decided to abandon their comrades in the Liguasan Marsh at 8:30 in the morning on October 10, 2018. Mama Abdul @ Lapu-lapu and five others have surrendered to 33rd Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Colonel Harold M. Cabunoc in Brgy Midconding, General SK Pendatun, Maguindanao....

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Five NPA members surrender in Agusan del Sur

Five NPA members surrender in Agusan del Sur

Another batch of New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military in Sitio Cosep, Brgy. Bayugan, Rosario, Agusan del Sur Wednesday. The five also gave up their firearms to the government. The fives surrenderees were identified as Ernesto Nadala alias Edi, Samuel Pagaran alias Tonex, Elden Tiin alisa Connie/KC, Ronie Pardilo also Philip, and Necel...

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PH deploys relief goods to Indonesia

PH deploys relief goods to Indonesia

The Philippine government on Wednesday deployed a Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft full of relief goods and other materials to earthquake and tsunami-ravaged Indonesia. Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who was present during the send-off ceremonies at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, said the C-130 mission is in response to the request...