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Romualdez hails Du30 victory vs terrorist

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez yesterday hailed President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s “malasakit” to neutralize terrorists as a significant achievement in the global fight against terrorism. Romualdez said the deaths of terrorist group leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute…

Marawi City rehab can begin — AFP

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said that with the declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that Marawi City is already liberated, the government can start rebuilding the city. AFP spokesperson Major General Restituto Padilla said although there…

Marawi ‘liberated’

Duterte declares warn-torn city freed from clutches of terrorists, but hunt for slain leaders’ possible successor continues “MARAWI City is liberated,” President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday declared after more than four months since Islamic State-inspired terrorists made a bid to seize…

To lift or not to lift M’danao martial law

SENATORS differ over whether martial law should be lifted or not in Mindanao following the death of Marawi siege leaders. Sen. Panfilo Lacson leaves the decision to the Department of National Defense (DND) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)…

JV lashes out at Alvarez over Senate comment

SENATOR JV Ejercito hit back at House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for calling the Senate “mabagal na kapulungan” (slow Congress). Ejercito tweeted his reaction on Alvarez’s claim. “It’s because the Senate is a thinking and responsible institution,” retorted Ejercito. “Excuse me…

Speaker willing to be campaign manager in 2019

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez said he is ready to be the campaign manager of the administration’s senatorial team in the 2019 elections. “Tatanggapin ko iyan kung yan ang trabaho na ibibigay sa akin sa 2019. That is my duty and obligation…

Duterte commended for neutralization of Marawi siege leaders

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez commended yesterday President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte over the killing of two Maute leaders, stressing his “malasakit” (compassion) to neutralize terrorists is a significant achievement in the global fight against terrorism. Romualdez said the…

Troops hunt IS ‘financier’ in Marawi

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MARAWI -- Philippine troops were Tuesday hunting down a Malaysian militant tipped to take over as the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, after the killing of the organization's former leader. Mahmud Ahmad is the top remaining…

Soldiers deserve bounties for Hapilon, Maute

SOLDIERS who killed Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute should get the bounties, both foreign and local, offered for the capture or killing of the two terrorist leaders. This is according to Abra Rep. JB Bernos who asked the national government…

DPWH receives equipment from China for Marawi rehab

THE Department of Public Works and Highways has received heavy equipment from the People’s Republic of China to aid for the quick recovery phase of Marawi City. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced the arrival of forty-seven sets of heavy equipment…

88% of pinoys support DU30 war on drugs

MAJORITY of Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, according to a Pulse Asia survey released yesterday. The September 24 to 30 poll of 1,200 respondents showed 88 percent support the crackdown on narcotics, Pulse Asia said in a…

Daughter hammers ma to death

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite — A woman on Sunday night bludgeoned her mother to death with a hammer in their house. Ma. Margarita Belleza was found by neighbors bloodied and dead in her home at Blk. 27, Lot 14, Aberbin St.,…

Yedda appeals for sustained growth in E. Visayas

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez has urged Eastern Visayas businessmen to ensure that Region VIII will remain the fastest growing economy among all regions in the country. Romualdez, a registered nurse and a vice chairperson of the House Committee on…

Hapilon killed

SOUTHEAST Asia’s Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) chief Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group leader Omar Maute, together with five other terrorists, were killed while 17 civilians were rescued by government troops who assaulted a building inside the main…
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