Dureza: Nothing will move us from our unwavering stand to achieve peace

  ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza yesterday said that the terrorist bombing in Lamitan City in the island province of Basilan on Tuesday was “a tragic incident that serves to remind that the road to lasting and sustainable peace is fraught with threats and dangers.” The incident, perpetrated by suspected …

Ten killed, 8 wounded in Lamitan City blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (August 1)– Ten person were killed including an army personnel and four  members of the civilian auxiliary  group, when a passenger van exploded during an inspection in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan July 31, at around 5:50 in the morning. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a statement said,  they  successfully …

Laak, Compostela Valley to Open More Caves for Eco-Tourism

LAAK, Compostela Valley (July 31) — The Municipal Government will open the the town’s caves to tourists and spelunkers to accommodate tourists who want to experience nature’s wonders. Laak Municipal Mayor Antonio Libuangan said the town has more than a hundred caves which the tourist could explore.  He is planning to open the caving festival to the …

Sulu town mayor’s daughter, ex-wife, abducted

ZAMBOANGA CITY (June 21) –Gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members on Wednesday seized two people, including an ex-wife and daughter of a former mayor, in the province of Sulu, a military official said. Talipao Mayor Nazer Tulawie confirmed the abduction of his stepmother Addang Tulawie, 60, and his half sister Edelyn. Edelyn …

Gunmen kill Army intel officer in Basilan ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY– Police and military authorities are investigating the killing of an Army intelligence personnel in an ambush in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan province on Monday. Basilan Police Director Senior Supt. Rufino Inot said Tuesday he has ordered the case investigator to work closely with the military and all individuals to identify the killers of Sgt. Moh …

Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Davao

Davao City (May 25) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited seven wounded-in-action soldiers at the Metro Davao Medical Research Center (MDMRC) here on Thursday to boost and uplift their morale. Right after inaugurating the Davao River Bridge, Duterte proceeded to the hospital to personally talk to his wounded soldiers. Duterte who cares   for his troopers,  …

World’s Miniature Mosques on Display in ARMM Trade Fair

COTABATO CITY (May 12) – Around 24 miniature mosques are on display here as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) officially launched on Friday an exhibit of ‘Mosques Around the World. Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman, Anak Mindanao (AMIN) foundation executive director, said the exhibit is a competition participated in by the region’s various offices …

Gov’t puts up P700M state of the art Media Hub in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Mindanao will soon have a state-of-the art, government-owned media hub as Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P700 million Mindanao Media Hub along Carlos P. Garcia Highway in Davao City. In an interview, Andanar said the facility will …

Basilan PNP arrests 3 Chinese nationals suspected to be drug couriers

BASILAN. Philippines- Three (3) Chinese (Hongkong) nationals were arrested as alleged courier in Barangay Dansalan, Hadji Mutamad, Municipality in Basilan Wednesday night, May 2, 2018. Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Rufino Inot  identified the Chinese nationals as  Tsz Kin Tsui 40, Po Wong, 33, and Chun Wai, 32. Police authorities  flagged down the suspects  while …