BTC demands justice for bombing victims, pushes for investigation

DAVAO CITY (January 4)–  The Bangsamoro Transition Commission has demanded justice for the victims and the conduct of an investigation on the bombing incident on December 31, 2018 at the South Seas Mall in Cotabato City. Ghazali Jaafar, BTC chair said that “only those who oppose can perpetuate a terroristic, immoral and cowardly action.”  He described …

Zamboanga anti-drug ops net P150K illegal drugs, 7 nabbed

ZAMBOANGA CITY  (November 22)— Seven alleged drug personalities were arrested and some PHP150,000 worth of illegal drugs — including marijuana — were seized in separate anti-drug operations throughout the Zamboanga Peninsula region, police said Thursday. Chief Insp. Arlan Delumpines, Zamboanga City Police Office’s Police Station 7 chief, identified the arrested suspects as Joven Enriquez, 38; …

Davao region releases initial list of election watch list areas

  DAVAO CITY (November 21) – The Police Regional Office (PRO-11) on Wednesday bared the areas in 43 cities and municipalities in Davao Region that are placed under the election watch list areas (EWAS) for the upcoming 2019 midterm election. Chief Inspector Jason Baria, PRO-11 spokesperson, said the number could go down if the peace and …

Two hurt in North Cotabato grenade attack

KIDAPAWAN CITY (November 5) — Police in North Cotabato launched a manhunt operation against two attackers responsible for the grenade attack on a roadside snack bar in the North Cotabato town of Carmen Sunday, which critically wounded two persons. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for police in North Cotabato, identified the victims as Mariel Referente, 17, student, …

PDEA-Lanao del Norte special enforcement team arrests brother of brgy chair, police Gen

ILIGAN CITY (July 30)– The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10 – Lanao del Norte Special Enforcement Team arrested, early evening on July 28, a brother of a barangay chair and of a police general in a drug buy-bust operation in Purok 8, Barangay Saray, Iligan City. PDEA 10 Regional Director Wilkins Villanueva said …

PNP Regional Mobile Force Intercepts NPA Food Cache

ILIGAN CITY (July 30) – The Regional Mobile Force intercepted a food cache believed to be owned by the New People’s Army while patrolling the hinterland part of Sitio Larapan, Barangay Dominorog, Talakag in Bukidnon, early Sunday morning.Around 40 containers filled with rice, sugar, salt and mongo beans were recovered. The items were buried and believed …

Phl Navy Welcomes Royal Australian Navy in Zamboanga

Zamboanga City, Philippines — The Philippine Navy welcomes the visit of the Royal Australian Navy Vessels – Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Larrakia and Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Maitland and delegates on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Zamboanga City Port. The Commander of the Western Mindanao Command, Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Rear Adm. Rene …