Road projects in Maguindanao to be completed this year 

Cotabato City, Philippines — About 30.1 kilometers of paved roads in 10 conflict-affected affected municipalities in Maguindanao are expected to be completed this year. Official data from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showed a total of 22.5  of the 30.1 kilometers  have already been paved out under the Humanitarian and Development Action Plan …

PDEA 10 arrested DAR chief legal officer “in the act of sniffing drugs”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 10 led by Director Wilkins Villanueva arrested the chief legal officer of Department of Agrarian Reform 10, while in the act of sniffing suspected shabu in his house at RER Subdivision, Cagayan de Oro City. Villanueva identified the suspect as Atty. Mario Jay …

Pa, daughter die as rebels ignore church plea to release abducted cop

DAVAO CITY , Philippines — The leadership of the New Peoples Army in Southern Mindanao denied the appeal of the church to free abducted police officer Menardo Cui  to attend the burial of his wife. Worse, another family member died while the wake was on going. The rebels abducted Inspector  Cui, the deputy commander of …

Basilan Mayor in drug list Arrested by NBI at NAIA

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — A municipal mayor from the province of Basilan was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 Monday morning. Hadji Mutahmad Municipal Mayor Jamar Abdulah  Mansul was arrested by the operatives of the National Bureau on Investigation Monday  while boarding a plane bound to Malaysia. Mansul is among those listed  …

Three NPA rebels and one CAFGU killed in North Cotabato fight

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)  — Three suspected members of the New Peoples Army and a member of CAFGU Active Auxiliary were killed in the hinterlands of Makilala town  late Sunday night, January 21, 2018.. Rudy Caoagdan, Makilala Municipal mayor said  still  undetermined number of rebels  stormed the detachment of sitio Garing, Barangay Luayon. Luayon is …

Duterte welcomes two NDF/NPA surrenderees

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Saturday, January 20, vowed an inclusive government for all as he welcomed two members of the National Democratic Front/New People’s Army (NPA) rebel returnees. Duterte  who met former National Democratic Front Far South Mindanao Spokesperson Noel Legaspi and his wife Wendy Bendalian at Matina Enclaves …

Surrendered NDF officials from Far South Mindanao meet Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines –— After spending twenty years in the revolutionary movement, Noel Legaspi, the National Democratic Front spokesperson in the Far South Mindanao  and his wife Wendy Bendalian surrendered and met President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday night at the Matina Enclaves. Legaspi known as ka Efren Aksasato was the spokesperson of NDF (NDF-FSMR) while his wife, …

Duterte appoints a bemedalled police general as PCSO chair

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed retired police general from Davao to chair the government-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Duterte signed the appointment of Anselmo Simeon P. Pinili last January 15. Pinili will serve the remaining term of resigned PCSO chair Jorge Corpuz who was appointed in July 2017. Corpuz resigned last …

New PDP-Laban member from Isabela City shot dead

ISABELA CITY, Philippines — A barangay captain who just took his oath as Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) member was shot dead Thursday night January 18, 2018 in barangay Lumbang this city. Lamitan City police chief Supt. Restituto Pangusban identified the victim as Kadam Ismael, barangay captain of  Kapayawan. Pangusband said Ismael and his son were …