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Rally to Duterte fight vs terrorism — Yedda

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday urged the Filipinos to stay united behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong resolve to crush terrorism in Mindanao, stressing the Chief Executive is looking for his legacy to the nation and would not abuse his…

‘Bato’ cites conditions for martial law lifting

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday said that martial law in Mindanao may only be lifted once the threat posed by the ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf Group has been neutralized and Marawi…

Nur offer to fight Maute Group accepted

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari’s offer for his fighters to help in the government’s fight against the local criminal and terror groups in Marawi City led by the Maute Group. “I will…

NPA command decries peace talks cancellation

A command of the New People’s Army has criticized the cancellation of the fifth round of peace talks in the Netherlands by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, saying it was blatantly one-sided, unjustified and flimsy. In a…

Maute gunmen blend with Marawi evacuees

APART from enemy snipers still holed up in some parts of Marawi City, security troops are being confronted by a far more greater danger: ISIS-inspired Maute extremists who have blended with civilians fleeing the city and going to much safer…

TADECO-BuCoR deal ok — TUCP

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is puzzled over the controversy that has attended the joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (TADECO) that is now the subject of…

Napoles to sue Abad, Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is set to file a plunder complaint against former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and senators Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila de Lima for…

We’re in control — AFP

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday claimed that the military had regained complete control of Marawi City, as ground commanders asserted that the end of the clashes against an ISIS-inspired group would soon come. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen.…

Trapped

Fearful of murderous Maute Group, over 2,000 Marawi residents cannot join sea of civilians fleeing war-torn city SECURITY forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside Marawi City Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape…

Palace hits Duterte’s ML critics

Malacañang yesterday lashed at critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. “The President’s focus is on addressing the terrorist threat in Mindanao, not on the misguided commentaries of critics,” Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a…

‘Buying frenzy’ in south scored

THE Office of the Ombudsman is being urged to probe the alleged recent “buying frenzy” by a high government official of huge tracts of land in two provinces in Mindanao. According to sources, who declined to be named, the official,…

Bloodbath

More innocent civilians die as terrorists continue their murderous rampage INNOCENT lives, including of women and children, are being snuffed out as the Marawi City crisis drags on. Nineteen civilians were among the latest death toll of 95 persons. This…

Palace defends Duterte against rape joke critics

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MALACAÑANG yesterday defended President Rodrigo Duterte against critics who lambasted him over his latest rape joke made before troops in Iligan City. “PRRD is decisively acting, speaking with heightened bravado, that law and order would be brought back in these…
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