Five armed men, two navy officers killed in Sulu encounter

Zamboanga City, Philippines — Five armed men were killed  while the government forces suffered two casualties in a four-hour fight between the Naval Forces Western Mindanao early morning Thursday, August 10  at vicinity of Sitio Langhub, Brgy Pang, Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu. The firefight resulted to the death of two navy officers namely;  SSgt Pedro H …

“We can fun for the free education”-Nograles

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Amidst fear on where to get the much needed fund to implement the free education for students enrolled in  the state colleges and universities  come 2018, House Finance chair Karlo Alexie Nograles messaged President Rodrigo Duterte “Mr. President huwag kang mag-alala hahanapan namin ng paraan para mapondohan ang free  education.” (Mr. President, don;t worry …

Printing of ballots for barangay, SK polls to start Wednesday

MANILA, Philippines –— The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing the official ballots for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Wednesday. “We will start printing the ballots on Wednesday,” said Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista on Monday. With this, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the printing will not go full scale as …

Issue vs Comelec chief casts doubt on 2016 poll results

MANILA, Philippines— The allegations of ill-gotten wealth against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista  cast doubts on the credibility of the 2016  election results. Senator Grace Poe,  who ran and lost  in the presidential race said the recent issue hurled against Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Andres Bautista affects the elections results and makes …

AFP to probe general linked to Parojinog drug ring

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -– Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Eduardo Año will look into reports about a general involved with the Parojinog drug ring, although there is no information whether the official is active or has retired from service. Año said he would call for an investigation into such reports and …

MIST in Makilala town: Mindanao’s first LGU-funded free college education

MAKILALA, North Cotabato— Mindanao’s first locally-funded  free college education gets the full recognition and accreditation of the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The CHED in an en banc decision last July 4, 2017  passed resolution no. 463-2017 recognized and approved all the curriculum of the Makilala Institute of Science and Technology (MIST). After four years, …

Lookout order issued vs Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog

MANILA, Philippines — A Lookout Bulletin Order has been issued against Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Arthur” Parojinog. The lookout bulletin was contained in the memorandum released by the Department of Justice Friday,  August 4. The name of Councilor Parojinog, brother of slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog,  was included in the search warrant issued by …

Inaccessible Bubong, Lanao del Sur  residents get relief assistance

MARAWI City, Philippines — Internally Displaced Persons in the municipality of  Bubong, Lanao del Sur  finally received relief donations from government. The 1,900 IDP’s received relief goods  Thursday, August 3, from the personnel of the Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team (HEART) of the ARMM and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development. Bubong is approximately …

Año to Marawi troopers: ‘Continue the fight, Stay Alive!’.

MARAWI CITY,  Philippines — “Continue to fight stay alive” this was the message of Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año as he visited  troops Joint Task Force Marawi, Camp Ranao, Marawi City. The visit of Año boost the morale of his soldiers fighting at the forefront to liberate the City of Marawi from …

Rebellion raps filed vs 2 arrested jihadist Maute members

Maguindanao,  Philippines — Police authorities filed  rebellion and illegal possession of firearms against two alleged members of the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City. Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, police regional director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm), said police officers in Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur upon receiving a tip from civilians proceeded …