MARAWI CRISIS: 60 terrorists, 15 soldiers, 18 civilians killed , hundreds trapped

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Body count continue to swell in the ongoing military clearing operations in Mawari City. The Military reported the casualties to include; 60 terrorist , 14 soldiers, two police officers and 18 civilians recorded on the 6th day of the firefight. The GMA news network reported, among the dead bodies found was an estimated …

For failing to declare his car and residential lot, ex-director in RXI charged

Manila, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Cabinbanan Mamukid for violation of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019, Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713, and Article 183 (Perjury) of the Revised Penal Code (RPC). The Office of the Ombudsman found that Mamukid …

DTI announces areas under price control in Mindanao, warns vs profiteering

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is informing all consumers and retailers that prices of basic necessities in an area proclaimed or declared under martial law shall be automatically frozen at their prevailing prices or placed under automatic price control. DTI said the price control is pursuant to Section 6 of …

Customs seizes P6.4-B worth of shabu in Valenzuela City

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 604 kilos of illegal drugs valued at PHP6.4 billion were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in two separate operations conducted in warehouses in Valenzuela City Friday dawn. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service Director Neil Estrella said a certain Fidel Anoche Dee and his sister received the illegal …

GRP Cancels 5th round of talks with communist

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Was there betrayal? This question is being raised as the Philippine Government cancelled the 5th round of talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP/NDFP). Reports about the cancellation started to circulate when the NDF issued the statement ordering an intensified operations against the government after Martial …

Mindanaoans told : Be calm

Davao City, Philippines—A Mindanao Catholic cardinal asked the people in the whole of Mindanao island to stay to be calm in the face of Martial Law. Cotabato Archbishop Cardinal Orlando Quevedo in a statement in behalf of Mindanao Bishops urged “Be obedient to the just commands of lawful authority, and not to provoke violent reaction.” …

GRP-NDFP 5th round of talks uncertain

Davao City, Philippines– The 5th round of peace talks between Philippine Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) scheduled on Saturday until June 1 remains uncertain. Citing unstable conditions, chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza said the Philippine government “will not proceed to participate in the scheduled 5th round of peace …