PAF allots P15.7-M for repair of attack chopper

MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF), is allocating the sum of PHP15.745 million for the acquisition of spare parts needed for the repair and maintenance of one of the eight AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-109 attack helicopters in its service. Parts are intended for the AgustaWestland attack helicopter with tail number 820, according to the Bids …

KFR gang busted, P10M drugs seized in drug ops

DAVAO CITY — Three members of a notorious kidnap-for-ransom group were arrested Wednesday afternoon and P10.2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in Zamboanga Sibugay. Firearms and explosives were recovered from the suspects: Nicanel Maningo, Benhazer Anduhol and Solaiman Calon in a raid in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Lt. Col. Don Templonuevo, Army’s …

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, …