Nine Filipino militants sentenced to death in Malaysia

Nine Filipino militants were sentenced to death by the Court of Appeal in Malaysia over the 2013 Lahad Datu incursion. Malaysia’s New Straits Times reported that the prosecution panel led by Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh unanimously rendered death penalty to Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54, Julham Rashid, 70, Virgilio Nemar Patulada @ Mohammad, 53, Salib …

Terror link? Former Marawi Mayor arrested for rebellion

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Authorities arrested Wednesday night former Marawi City mayor Fahad Umpar Salic on charges of rebellion. Salic was arrested connection with Article 134 of the Revised Penal Code or “Rebellion or Insurrection” at a checkpoint in Brgy. San Martin, Villanueva at about 7:30pm. on his possible involvement with Marawi seige by the terorrist Maute …

Maute pa, 3 others transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Cayamora Maute, father of the terrorist Maute brother and his three companions have been transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, Metro Manila last night. Cayamora, if the father of Abdullah Romato and Omar Cayam Maute together with his second wife Kongan Alfonso Balawag; his daughter Norjhanah Maute and her hudband …

Arrest of Maute patriarch a big blow to terror group-EastMinCom

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Tuesday arrest of the father of terrorist Maute brothers is a big blow to the terror group. The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMincom) Martial Law spokesperson Brig.Gen. Gilbert Gapay said that the arrest of Cayamora Maute at the Task Force Davao Checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril could weaken the group’s activity. “This is a …

ARMM condemns desecration of cathedral in Marawi City

COTABATO CITY, Philippines— The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) strongly condemns the desecration of a church in Marawi City by men identified as members of local terror groups that brought havoc and violence to the country’s only Islamic city. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman issued a statement condemning the incident on Wednesday, June 7, following …

Maute patriarch arrested in Davao with .45cal and grenade

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The father of the terrorist Maute brothers was arrested along with four people at about 10:am Tuesday at the Checkpoint of Task Force Davao in Sirawan, Toril with .45 caliber pistol and a hand grenade. Authorities also confiscated P363,000 cash from their possession. Cayamora Maute, father of Abdullah Romato and Omar Cayam Maute, …

BREAKING! Father of terrorist Maute brothers arrested while entering Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The father of the terrorist Maute brothers was arrested at about 10:am Tuesday at the Checkpoint of task Force Davao in Sirawan, Toril here. Casamora Maute, the father of Maute brothers Abdullah and Omar was travelling with is second wife Farhana aboard a Toyota Grandia along with their daughter Norhana Balawag Maute and …

Marawi home yields ₱52.2-M in cash, ₱27-M in checks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Members of the 37MC of the Philippine Marine battalion recovered P52.2-million cash and P23.7-million worth of stale checks inside a house serving as post for Maute group in barangay Saduc Proper, just near Mapandi bridge, Marawi City during the clearing operations. The total amount of the cash and the checks amounts to …

PHL ties with Qatar stays-Bello

MANILA, Philippines– Amid tension brought about by the cutting of diplomatic ties by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain with Qatar, Philippines relationship with the later stands. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre bello III said there is nothing to worry about recent diplomatic problem among Middle East countries. Bello …

Public schools start classes today with 23M students

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Philippines public schools open today with about 23 million students for school year 2017-2018. This as some school in Marawi City postponed the school opening due to the ongoing firefight between the government forces and the terror group Maute. The school year opened with an expected shortage of 66,000 classrooms but the education …