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 …

Former speaker Alvarez explains his abstention in leadership voting

DAVAO CITY — Former House Speaker and Davao del Norte First District Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez voted for  abstention during the selection of the next leader of the House Representatives last week saying he is not infavor of term-sharing.  In an interview with Abs-Cbn’s TeleRadyo, Alvarez said he did not support any camp whether the side …

Suspected female Indonesian terrorist, 2 others nabbed in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government security forces on Saturday arrested an Indonesian woman believed to be a suicide bomber, and two others in a law enforcement operation in Jolo, Sulu, the military said. Brig. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu, said Indonesian national Rezky Fantasya Rullie alias Cici; Inda Nurhaina, wife of Abu …

Groundbreaking for Davao-Samal bridge set in January 2021

Davao City — Despite hitches, Island garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy revealed, the  groundbreaking for the Davao-Samal bridge will take place in January 2021. Uy said the September 24, 2020  meeting with Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain and Davao del Norte  Governor Edwin I. Jubahib has threshed out some issues and …

Gov’t forces rescue kidnapped Fil-Am in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Joint government forces successfully rescued the 64-year-old Filipino-American on Wednesday at around 10:30 in the morning after a gun battle with armed men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the hinterlands of Barangay Pisa Itom, Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte. During the firefight, the armed men left Triplitt which …

PNP-SAF arrests local terrorist in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A member of a local terrorist group was arrested by operatives from the 82nd action company of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force here on Sunday, September 27, in Barangay Recodo. Authorities identified the suspect as Hajili Banah, a.k.a. Hashim Saripada was arrested by virtue of the two warrants of arrest docketed …

BP Gabriela Silang brings home 76 LSIs to Davao

DAVAO CITY — Some 76 locally stranded individuals arrived in Sasa port on Friday aboard the Philippine Navy’s BP Gabriela Silang. The Philippine Port Authority is a statement said the LSIs underwent health and safty protocol upon arrival in Sasa Wharf. They were immediately transported to the vehicles of the local government units where they …

Ozamiz taking the lead in Government’s ISF program-NHA

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL — Finally! a local government has gave flesh to the government’s dream of providing high rise and beautiful housing project, it will soon be a reality in Ozamiz City, said National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. The Informal Settler Families or ISF program  involves relocation and resettlement of families living in …

Tagum City trader arrested for carnapping

DAVAO CITY —A businessman from Tagum City was arrested for allegedly carnapping a vehicle two years ago. Special operations group chief Police Major Milan Naz identified the businessman as Ernesto Aguimod Anong, a resident of Purok 8-C, Magdum, Tagum City, at Blk 10, Lot 10, Duranta St., RJP Village, Apokon, Tagum City. Anong was arrested …