Abu Sayyaf bandits execute 7 in Basilan

BASILAN CITY, Philippines—Suspected members of Abu Sayyaf bandits killed seven people they abducted 11 days ago in Basilan. The victims were identified as the following: Nestor Divinagracia, 50; and, his son, Ily, 25; Berto Lacastesantos, 48; Hernando Sally, 53; Renato Casiple, Jr., 36; Rene Sanson, 28; and, Mamerto Falcasantos, 55. Five of the seven  decapitated …

Ozamiz Vice mayor Parojinog and brother to undergo inquest proceedings Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines —  The inquest proceedings of Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her brother, Reynaldo Jr., has been moved on Tuesday to be held at Camp Crame, Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon said on Monday.   Fadullon said he has been informed by members of the PNP-CIDG to reschedule the …

NPA rebels release police captive eve of his wedding day

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —

The New People’s Army  Friday  released PO1 Alfredo Basabica Jr. in Baganga, Davao Oriental whom they held captive for 17 days. The rebels released Basibica July 28, in Davao Oriental, eve of his  wedding day. Basibica was scheduled to  wed his fiancee public school teacher  Princess Kaye  Dacuycuy Saturday, July 29. The …

“Illegal drugs and firearms fabricated”-Vice Mayor Parojinog

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Ozamiz City Vice Mayor  Nova  Princess Parojinog insisted “everything is fabricated” in the Sunday dawn raid which killed her father and 14 others. Insisting her innocence  and link to the illegal drugs trade in her city, Vice Mayor Pajorinog said “Everything is fabricated, nilusob ang bahay namin, hindi amin ang drugs …

Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, 7 others killed in an early morning raid

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Ozamiz City  Mayor  Reynaldo “Aldong” O. Parojinog and his wife Susan Parojinog were killed in an early morning raid Sunday, July 30, 2017  in his house in San Roque Lawis. Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog  and his wife died  due to gunshot wounds. Authorities also raided Parojinog’s daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog …

More pilots, aircrew awaits for Cessna ISR planes  

MANILA,  Philippines — Sufficient pilots and aircrews will be trained to ensure the constant operations of the two US-donated Cessna 208B “Caravan” intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla  said “We do have an initial set of aircrew and we will train more.” And when …

59 suspected Maute recruits facing rebellion charges

BASILAN, Lanao del Sur— Some Fifty-nine suspected recruits of the Maute terrorist group are now facing rebellion charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ). The new recruits were arrested in in Zamboanga City and was later presented before the panel of prosecutors chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong. From Zamboanga del Sur there …

Senate optimistic about finding common ground to Duterte’s tax reform package

MANILA,  Philippines — Senators previously expressed doubts that President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to pass the comprehensive tax reform package can be passed “in full”, but a senator said that he was hopeful that some changes can be accommodated. “I’m very optimistic that we will find a solution. I think that’s how legislation is formed, we …

Immigration bars 176 foreigners from entering the country

MANILA, Philippines— The Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) barred the entry of 176 foreign sex offenders  to the country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente Friday said from January to June this year, 176 foreign nationals  were denied entry. The aliens were denied entry due to their record as registered sex offenders (RSOs), or individuals convicted …

Cops arrest drug suspects at evacuation site in Lanao del Sur

Maguindanao, Philippines — Five persons suspected to be involve in illegal drugs were arrested by police and anti-narcotics agents inside the evacuation center in Lanao del Sur Thursday, July 27. Police director Chief Supt. Ruben Sindac of the ARMM  revealed that the suspects were monitored merging with the internally displaced persons  in Lanao del Sur, …