MARAWI CRISIS: 60 terrorists, 15 soldiers, 18 civilians killed , hundreds trapped

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Body count continue to swell in the ongoing military clearing operations in Mawari City. The Military reported the casualties to include; 60 terrorist , 14 soldiers, two police officers and 18 civilians recorded on the 6th day of the firefight. The GMA news network reported, among the dead bodies found was an estimated …

Customs seizes P6.4-B worth of shabu in Valenzuela City

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 604 kilos of illegal drugs valued at PHP6.4 billion were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in two separate operations conducted in warehouses in Valenzuela City Friday dawn. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service Director Neil Estrella said a certain Fidel Anoche Dee and his sister received the illegal …

GRP Cancels 5th round of talks with communist

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Was there betrayal? This question is being raised as the Philippine Government cancelled the 5th round of talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP/NDFP). Reports about the cancellation started to circulate when the NDF issued the statement ordering an intensified operations against the government after Martial …

GRP-NDFP 5th round of talks uncertain

Davao City, Philippines– The 5th round of peace talks between Philippine Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) scheduled on Saturday until June 1 remains uncertain. Citing unstable conditions, chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza said the Philippine government “will not proceed to participate in the scheduled 5th round of peace …

Martial Law declaration, very substantial-SolGen

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- The Office of the Solicitor General is confident, the Martial Law declaration is based on substantial facts as it welcomes anyone who wants to challenge the proclamation. Confident on the substantial justification of Presidential Proclamation No. 216, Solicitor General Jose Calida maintained “The facts are very substantial. And if any citizen will …

“Oplan Bolabog” by Davao City Police nets 250 individuals

DAVAO CITY, Philippine– About 250 individuals were invited by various police precincts here for failure to show proof of residency in their villages. Tuesday dawn, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminded all Davao residents to always bring their identification cards. The Oplan “Bulabog” (operation Sudden Flight) is a surprise community visits by law enforcement authorities to check …