Duterte declares Martial law in Mindanao, cuts Russia trip

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao, cuts short his Russia trip to attend to the urgent need in Marawi City which was attacked by ISIS-backed Maute group. The President will leave Moscow, Russia at 3a.m this morning, Wednesday May 23 (Manila time). Duterte was in Russia for a five-day state visit …

Another Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines– Another Abu Sayyaf leader was killed in Clarin, Bohol, Midday Saturday, April 21. Military Central Command chief Lieutenant General Oscar Lactao identified the fallen leader as Joselito Melloria. Melloria was among the splintered group trapped in Bohol Island after the April 11 clash with the government soldiers in the town of Inabagan which …

Tribal Chieftain, Two others killed in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY— A tribal chieftain of the Mandaya tribe and his two relatives were shot and killed by armed men who barged into a family compound in Caraga town, Davao Oriental, December 31, 2016. Police identified the victim as Datu Copertino Banugan, 53, his younger brother Ramon, 44, and another relative identified only as Benny, …