DSWD to probe reported irregularities and fraud on shelter assistance in North Cotabato town

COTABATO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Friday it will investigate the reported irregularities and fraud over the implementation  of its emergency shelter assistance (ESA)  for residents affected by the series of earthquakes last year in North Cotabato.   North Cotabato was among the worst affected by the 6.6-magnitude quake […]

Aid packages ready for ex-MILF fighters, says senior DSWD official

September 10, 2019 KORONADAL CITY – Aid packages are ready for former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels that will be decommissioned this week in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao, a senior Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) official said Monday. Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD-12 regional director, said on the day of decommissioning set […]

Four policemen wounded in Maguindanao roadside bomb attack

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 9 – Suspected Muslim rebels detonated a homemade bomb Tuesday morning in Mamasapano town in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao leaving four policemen wounded. Town mayor Zamzamin Ampatuan said cops were on board a patrol car heading to the provincial headquarters in nearby town of Shariff Aguak around 10:45 a.m. […]

ISIS cell in Mindanao

A Video grab photo of Esmail Sheikh Abdulmalik alias Abu Turaifie (center) released three days ago shows by his jihadist militia he is still alive leading the newly formed organization “Jamaatul Muhaajireen Wal Ansar”, a breakaway group from Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) that supports the demands of the international terrorist organization Islamic State of […]

China alarmed by PHL military officials’ visit to Pagasa Island

BEIJING, April 22 — China has lodged representations with the Philippine side following a visit by the Filipino defense and military officials in Pagasa Island, according to the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. ”Gravely concerned about and dissatisfied with this, China has lodged representations with the Philippine side,” Lu Kang said in a press […]

Sueno: I’m just sacrificial lamb and no hurt feelings as he and Duterte part ways

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 6 – Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueno, who claimed he just a sacrificial lamb, said he is innocent and has no hurt feelings with President Rodrigo Duterte who fired him over corruption allegations. Sueno, also former governor of South Cotabato province, told location radio station Thursday he […]

ARMM PNP chief visits his men in Sulu

    Arrival Honor given by Sulu Police Provincial command to welcome Regional Director Police Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore C. Sindac and party of PRO-ARMM visiting his men in Sulu for inspection on March 24, 2017. PCSupt. Sindac on his first sortie among his men, distributed for the first time, 30 thousand rounds ammunition of […]

Singaporean bomb expert, 20 others, killed in Maguindanao military operations

COTABATO CITY, March 20 — The military claimed Sunday at least 21 armed Moro rebels, including a Singaporean bomb expert of  the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS), were killed in series of operations in the province of Maguindanao. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said the foreigner, identified as Muhammad […]

Suspected communist rebels burn five heavy equipment in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY, Dec. 7 – Suspected communist rebels torched five heavy equipment as they stormed on Tuesday a construction firm in South Cotabato, police said. Supt. Barney Condes, chief of police of Koronadal City, told reporters around 20 heavily armed New Peoples Army raided the Happy Living Realty and Development Corporation around 7:00 p.m. in […]

Disaster risk reduction and mngt operations center unveiled in Philippines

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) yesterday [5 December 2016] inaugurated the country’s first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (DRRM) for agriculture. Envisioned to be a monitoring hub for natural calamities that pose a threat to the agriculture sector, the centre will serve as […]

President Duterte warns worse terror attack to happen in the country 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines, Dec. 6 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warned Friday of worst terrorism problem in the country’s history as authorities placed the nation in terror alert level 3. “Nakikita naming in the next two three years. Bantay kayo,” Duterte said over the weekend during the culmination of Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group […]

MNLF Misuari faction to be engaged by govt separately

MANILA, Nov. 10 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza pointed out that the concerns of the group of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari and his followers will have to be handled separate from that of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 2 — The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food […]

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