Solaire loses 40 bookings after Resorts World incident

MANILA, Philippines— Bloomberry Resorts Corp.’s Solaire Resort and Casino, had experienced cancellation of 40 bookings following the shooting and fire incident in its neighboring casino Resorts World Manila last week. On the sidelines of the company’s stockholders meeting Thursday, Bloomberry Chairman Enrique Razon said the 40 booking cancellations were both from individual and junket bookings. …

Mayor’s son, 3 others arrested in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines — The son Pigcawayan town Mayor Herminio Roquero and his three companions were arrested in a joint anti-narcotics operation by Police Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (PRDEU-12) and local police Wednesday afternoon June 7. Chief Inspector Reylan Mamon, Pigcawayan town police chief, identified the suspects as Jade Roquero, Julio Canja, Florenjo Segundera and …

Remaining Maute terrorists now on the verge of defeat — AFP

MANILA, Philippines — The remaining Maute Group terrorists, holed up in Marawi City, are now on the end on their rope and are on the verge of being defeated by containing military units. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla who noted that the surviving lawless elements are now fragmented and …

President Duterte to soldiers: We will win vs extremism

MANILA, Philippines– President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday is confident that government forces will win in its fight against extremists in Marawi. The President made the pronouncement as he visited the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Zamboanga Sibugay. “Dito naman sa extremism, mananalo tayo. But we will have losses, ganon lang talaga ang buhay. That is how …

Duterte gives green light to GPH, MILF’s ‘Peace Corridor’

DAVAO CITY–President Rodrigo Duterte approved the setting up of a “peace corridor” spearheaded by the implementing panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to hasten the rescue and humanitarian operations for civilians still trapped in the conflict zone in Marawi. “President Duterte approved the idea of creating a ‘peace corridor’ to …

Crucial updates

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte views the presentation being showed by Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año related to the current developments on the terror crisis in Marawi City during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. With them is Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Bong Go. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

AFP pays tribute to soldiers killed, wounded in Marawi City fighting

MANILA, Philippines–The Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) on Monday paid tribute to the 15 soldiers killed and 61 others wounded in the ongoing clearing operations against remaining Maute Group terrorists still hiding in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur. AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said “The AFP pays tribute to the 15 …

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 …

Duterte to get honorary degree from Russian university

DUBAI, May 22 — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to receive an honorary doctorate from a Russian university during his visit to Moscow, Russia this week. The conferment of honorary doctorate to Pres. Duterte at MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) is set on Wednesday. He is also expected to deliver a policy …

Body of Romanian who fell off waterfall in Lake Sebu recovered

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Rescuers recovered this morning the remains of a Romanian who went missing on Saturday after falling off a waterfall in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato. Jose Parreno, assistant head of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said the body of victim Petrica Paul Bratu, …