Residents surrender more loose guns in Maguindanao

Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao—Mayor Zamzamin I. Ampatuan of Rajah Buayan declared that his town is peaceful and this Balik Baril Program is symbolic of the culmination of their local peace process. Twenty Five(25) loose firearms were turn over today at  the Rajah Buayan municipal gymnasium, Twenty Two (22) of those were high powered firearms such as […]

DSWD to build healing center in Marawi

DSWD officer-in-charge Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco distributes relief assistance to retruning residents of Marawi City. (Photo by JBM)

KORONADAL CITY, March 5 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development will construct a healing center for people still struggling to recover after last year’s five month armed confrontation in the Islamic City of Marawi. Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, DSWD 12 regional director, announced Monday during the flag ceremony the building, Marawi DSWD Healing […]

Police says over 7,000 loose firearms in Maguindanao

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DATU UNSAY, Maguindanao — March 5 –Government security forces said Sunday more than 7,000 unlicensed firearms, excluding those from the Moro islamic Liberation Front, are in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns in Maguindanao. Army Captain Arvin John Encinas, military’s 6th Division spokesman, said the figures was based based on the records provided to […]

President Duterte inaugurates another housing project for Marawi war victims

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the Bahay Pag-Asa Phase 2 Housing Marker at Brgy. Mipaga in Marawi City on February 28, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MARAWI CITY, March 1 — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration of a shelter project for people affected by last year’s fighting between government security forces and armed groups in this city. Bai Zorahayda T. Haha, DSWD 12 regional director, said Thursday the President, in his visit in the village of Mipaga on February […]

WHO raises alarm over high level of antibiotic resistance worldwide


MANILA, February 4 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm over the high levels of antibiotic resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections found in high- and low-income countries. In a statement, director of WHO’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Secretariat, Dr. Marc Sprenger, disclosed that their new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) showed […]

South Cotabato posts P21.6-M in mining, quarry revenues


GENERAL SANTOS CITY, February 4 — The provincial government of South Cotabato surpassed its revenue target from mining and quarry taxes last year, reaching an “all-time high” of P21.6 million. Nencita Acain, mines and geosciences division chief of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said Friday the total collections in 2017 increased by nearly P3 […]

Sulu town mayor, barangay leaders surrender guns, ammunition


ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 4  — A Sulu town mayor and his barangay captains on Friday surrendered high-powered firearms in response to the campaign against unlicensed firearms in the province. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the weapons were surrendered to his command at about 1 p.m. Friday by Mayor Anton Burahan […]

Abu Sayyaf Kills 4 Civilians in Attacks: Philippine Military


Abu Sayyaf militants killed four civilians, including two government workers, in separate attacks this week in the southern Philippines, where the military has intensified operations, officials said Friday. An undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members ambushed a private vehicle in Patikul, a town on Jolo island, killing two people and injuring four others […]

8 NPA members surrender in Sultan Kudarat


BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat, February 3 — Exhausted in the Army’s relentless pursuit operations against the communist terrorists, 8 insurgents finally decided to return to the folds of the law here today, February 02, 2018. Romeo Dongco a.k.a. Taiwan, 29, was among the tribal members who seized a large swath of coffee plantation owned by Consunji […]

DSWD 12 assistant director gets loyalty award

DSWD 12 assistant director Gemma Rivera (c).

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, February 3  — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave recognition Friday to its employees who have rendered long years of loyal public service to the agency. Among those recognized by the department was Gemma Rivera, the current assistant regional director of DSWD 12 and regional project manager of KALAHI-CIDSS […]

President Duterte leads turnover of housing units in Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Mindanao Post)

MARAWI CITY, Jan. 30 — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the distribution of certificates of acceptance and occupancy of transitory shelter units for residents affected by last year’s armed conflict in this city. Speaking at the ceremonial turn over at Barangay Sagonsongan, the President  appealed to Maranaos to fend off terrorism in order to spare […]

Philippines: Marawi Evacuees Are Safe But Endure Misery at Camps


MARAWI CITY — Humanitarian agencies have warned of a deepening crisis at evacuation camps for thousands of people uprooted by months of fighting in Marawi, with nearly all shut out from immediate job prospects and disabled ones appearing to have been neglected. BenarNews reporters visited some of these camps on the outskirts of the besieged […]

Spaniard Among 2 Suspects Arrested in Philippines with Alleged IS Ties

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COTABATO, January 26 — Philippine security forces said Wednesday they had captured a Spanish supporter of Islamic State-linked militants and the widow of a Filipino leader of last year’s siege in southern Marawi city through separate arrests. The Philippine military said it arrested a man identified as Spaniard Abdelhakim Labidi Adib, 20, earlier in the […]

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