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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels abducted a police officer before horrified customers inside a KTV bar in President Roxas town of North Cotabato. The communist rebels stormed the HMB KTV Bar and Lodging House in Barangay Tuael where Police Insp. Menardo Cui Sr. was reportedly having a…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Suspected communist insurgents seized a police officer inside a KTV bar in North Cotabato’s President Roxas town in southern Philippines. New People’s Army (NPA) rebels stormed the HMB KTV Bar and Lodging House in the village of Tuael where Inspector Menardo Cui, Sr., was reportedly having a…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Some 700 former communist rebels faced President Rodrigo Duterte in a dialogue organized by the Philippine military on Thursday in Davao City, officials said. Army Major Ezra Balagtey, spokesman for the Eastern Mindanao Command, said those who attended the meeting were former fighters of the New People’s Army…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A small ferry hit a huge boulder on Thursday while sailing off Bongao town in Tawi-Tawi. Officials said the Philippine Coast Guard, aided by local fishermen, rescued over four dozen people. No one among the passengers and crew of the ML Nurhidzra was hurt or injured in the mishap. But…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine military is holding two Abu Sayyaf fighters who surrendered to government troops in the southern province of Sulu in the Muslim autonomous region, officials said on Tuesday. Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command, said the two terrorists–Amin Asjad Ismula, 37, and Aldissar…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A government soldier was killed and two others were wounded after fierce clashes on Monday with suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan. The fighting broke out in Barangay Badja in Tipo-Tipo, a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf and the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front which forged an…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces held nearly 150 tribesmen on their way to a meeting in Sindangan town in Zamboanga del Norte on Monday, organizers said. Nenita Condez, secretary-general of the indigenous organization Salabukan Nok G’Taw Subanen or Nagkaisang Mamamayang Subanen, said they were worried about the safety and welfare of their…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY — Security forces held nearly 150 tribal members on their way to a meeting in Sindangan town in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, organizers said. Nenita Condez, Secretary-General of the indigenous organization called Salabukan Nok G’Taw Subanen or “Nagkaisang Mamamayang Subanen”, said they were worried…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed in a firefight with security forces in Panamao town on Friday afternoon after a military patrol chanced upon armed men triggering a firefight. There was no report of military casualties and soldiers recovered an automatic rifle and a pistol from…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A communist insurgent was killed and three Army soldiers were injured in fierce clashes in Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday. Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said the fighting erupted after the troops tracked down a group of New People’s Army rebels in Gasa village triggering…

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