6 wild boar hunters abducted: 2 killed, 2 missing, 2 survived

ILIGAN CITY — Six wild boar hunters were abducted by alleged members of the Dawlah Islamiyah along the boundaries of the Madalum and Munay town both in the hinterlands of Lanao del Sur. Two of them were killed, two survived and two are still missing. Police Major Joly Sabtal, Madalum police chief said, killed were …

MisOr DepEd employees sent home amid ensuing encounter between PNP and NPA

ILIGAN CITY — The Department of Education on Friday afternoon has sent home the teachers and non-teaching personnel from Naawan town in Misamis Oriental, as tension broke off with the ongoing firefight between the members of the Special Forces of the Philippine National Police and the suspected members of the New People’s Army in the …

Balik Probinsya program kicks off in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — The government’s Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)  has finally been given flesh, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit (LGU) formally launched the  Program in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte last Tuesday, November 24. The BP was born as the country struggles to fight against the …

Bio-testing laboratory in Marawi opens

MARAWI CITY —– The local government unit (LGU) of Marawi City opened on Wednesday (November 18) the 28-million peso worth bio-molecular testing laboratory located inside the old building of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) here. The opening was two-month late because according to the chief of the hospital Dr. Shalimar Rakiin, there are several documents …

NPA official killed in a military operation, abandoned by comrades

ILIGAN CITY —– The Armed Forces of the Philippines reported on Saturday morning that a high ranking official of the New People’s Army in Zamboanga del Norte was killed in an encounter on Friday night (November 13) with the troopers of the Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion in Tampilisan town, Zamboanga del Norte. The Division Public Affairs Office …

Selected journalists covering Bangsamoro undergo conflict-sensitive journalism

LIBERTAD, MISAMIS ORIENTAL —– Seven selected journalists, covering the Bangsamoro region and a peace worker in Lanao del Norte, finished on Saturday (November 14), the three-day training and workshop on Conflict Sensitive Journalism (CSJ) course held at Jazh Dreamland Resort in Libertad town, in Misamis Oriental. The training, organized by the non-government organization (NGO) Nonviolent Peaceforce …

20 fully-armed terrorists, their families scamper while AFP pursues operation

ILIGAN CITY —–  About 20 armed terrorists and their families now scamper for safety as the military pursues operation against them in Lanao del Sur. Brigadier General Jose Maria Cuerpo, commander of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade in Marawi City, said these armed group, identified as the new group of Dawlah Islamiya Lanao are on the …

A missing teacher found dead with multiple stab wounds

LALA, LANAO DEL NORTE —– Authorities on Wednesday, November 3,  found the decomposing body of a public school teacher in a coconut plantation along barangay Pantar,  Kolambogan town, four days after he was reported missing. Police Major Salman Saad, information officer of Lanao del Norte provincial police identified the victim as Arthur Torres Jr., 37, a …