Maguindanao town councilor arrested in a buy-bust operation

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A municipal councilor of Maguindanao who is reportedly behind the notorious Baliwan drug group operating in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  (ARMM) was arrested in a  buy-bust operations Sunday afternoon in a posh village  here. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI  (PDEA) identified the  municipal official as Fatima Daud Baliwan …

Duterte increases bounty to P5-M for “Ardot” Parojinog

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  President Duterte increased the bounty for the capture of Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog to P5 million. Ardot Parojinog is the brother of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, who was killed in a police raid last August. Speaking during the 11th  anniversary of the Easter Mindanao Command Friday here, Duterte …

Female soldiers, cops sent to Marawi to help the evacuees

LAMITAN City, Philippines — An emotional welcome greeted the more than 100 women government troopers when they set foot in Marawi City Sunday afternoon. The Philippine Army and the  Philippine National Police sent a contingent composed of 102 women  to help  the Internally Displaced Persons  of Marawi as rehabilitation process starts soon. Some of the …

Lorenzana blames rebels for undeveloped countryside, NDFP says Lorenzana a peace spoiler

MANILA, Philippines — No less than Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana blanmed the  Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA)for the non-development of the Philippine countryside due to the 40-year armed conflict. This after National Democratic Front of  the Philippines (NDF-P) spokesperson Fidel Agcaoile earlier blamed  Lorenzana as “peace spoiler”. “The leaders and members of …

Duterte promised Kian’s parents, No cover up in son’s case

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte embraced and empathized with the parents to  Kian Loyd delos Santos on Monday, August 28 and promised them impartial investigation on the killing of their 17-year-old son. After leading an event in Pampanga Duterte  rushed to Malacañang and had lunch with Kian’s parents Lorenza and Saldy delos Santos. The …

Father of Maute brothers died while in detention

MANILA, Philippines— Engr. Cayamora Maute, 67, the father of the Maute terror group died Sunday at about 3:07 in the afternoon in Taguig-Pateros District Hospital. Cayamora, is the father of Abdullah, Omar Maute and Madie, are  leading the attack in Marawi City since May 23. Government authorities consider Cayamora as a high risk individual for …

Reformed Italian drug user admire Duterte’s war on drugs

Reformed Italian drug user surprised a Filipina scientist  when  she teased to call President Rodrigo Duterte if she will not sign the petition calling for a massive support for drug rehabilitation program in Italy. Dr. Agnes Amil Bruce, a Mindanaoan and  a recognized scientist  based in United Kingdom told Newsline.ph “We were walking  in  Florence …