7,033 guests

Top Stories

Martial law justified

JUSTIFYING his declaration of martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said that the joint attack by the Maute and the Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi city was a prelude to taking over the entire island. The President made the…

Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle — govt

  • Written by
  • Read: 7 times
MARAWI -- Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46. (The number is slightly higher than police figures)…

Casualties mount in Marawi fighting

FIGHTING between security troops and the Maute Group in Marawi City since Tuesday afternoon have already resulted in the killing of at least 44, over a dozen of them soldiers and policemen even as the Armed Forces and the Philippine…

Cops told to strictly respect human rights

ALL Mindanao police forces on Thursday were told to strictly observe human rights and ensure that the Police Operational Procedures will be followed to the hilt as they help enforce martial law in the region declared by President Duterte in…

Battle for Marawi rages

SPORADIC gunbattles between security forces and armed ISIS-inspired Maute Group members continued in Marawi City yesterday morning as officials said that at least 20 -- five soldiers, two policemen and 13 extremists -- were killed in the fighting that erupted…

Martial law proclamation ‘made in Russia’ -- DU30

MALACAÑANG has sent to Congress President Rodrigo Duterte’s official declaration of martial law in Mindanao. The copy of Proclamation No. 216 was received by the office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at 10:26 p.m., nearly 24 hours since the President…

House awaits briefing

INSTEAD of holding a joint session, the Senate and the House of Representatives will have separate briefings from the Executive department on the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao. This was announced by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas after reaching an…

Christian jail officer escapes terrible fate

FEARING Maute Group members would behead him for being a Christian, one of the 12 jail officers manning the Marawi City Jail and Malabang District Jail escaped by blending in with 107 inmates who were freed by the marauding gunmen…

Satisfaction with gov’t improves -- SWS

  • Written by
  • Read: 232 times
SATISFACTION with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte improved in the first months of 2017, according to a new survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from March 25 to 28, showed that public satisfaction with the…

Move to control pension funds hit

A ‘CABAL’ of “shrewd businessmen” and “influence peddlers” allegedly in cahoots with some powerful government officials are allegedly laying the ‘groundwork’ towards the “total control” of billions of pesos in pension fund contributions by the country’s work force in both…

‘They will die’

“IT’LL be harsh,” President Rodrigo Duterte warned as he declared late Tuesday evening martial law in Mindanao. It was a move precipitated by attacks by ISIS-linked Maute Group on Marawi City. In an exclusive interview with the newly-appointed assistant secretary…

Wider martial rule possible

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is seriously contemplating placing the entire Philippines under martial law if the ISIS-linked terrorists reach Luzon. In his press briefing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport upon his arrival from Russia yesterday afternoon, Duterte indicated his possible…

Priest, other hostages threatened with death

A CATHOLIC bishop yesterday confirmed that the militants linked to the Islamic State have taken a priest and other church people hostages and threatened to kill them if the military offensive against them continues. Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Peña…

Leni urges nation to unite behind soldiers in Marawi

WITHOUT directly mentioning the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to unite and support the government troops as they battle the Maute group now in Marawi City. Robredo yesterday attended a security briefing…

Putin condoles with Marawi clash victims

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to victims of the Marawi City attack to President Rodrigo Duterte during their bilateral meeting Tuesday evening. “I’d like to express my condolences because of the horrible terrorist attacks,” Putin told Duterte late…
Subscribe to this RSS feed