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An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has denied allegations that he is engaged in money-making schemes through the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo dismissed allegations that he had been skimming from the…

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THE military on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Maute member who had been delivering firearms to the terrorists and squirreling out wounded fighters. In a televised press briefing, Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task Force Marawi, said that the man, who was not identified to…

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The terrorist Maute group is racked with infighting, with some members of the Islamic State (IS)-linked group said to have been executed by their leaders for attempting to flee the battle zone in Marawi City, the military said on Monday. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task…

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana blasted some groups alleging that soldiers threatened to rape women in evacuation centers in Marawi City. “I question the motives and credibility of certain leftist groups and individuals in coming up with a dubious report that Marawi women residents allegedly fear that they will be raped…

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An eight-hour ceasefire declared on Sunday in Marawi City allowed residents to observe the end of Ramadan and gave an opportunity for religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate the release of civilian hostages. The ceasefire that started at 6 a.m. on Sunday came to an abrupt end as…

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THE military on Friday said there were “strong indications” Omarkhayam “Omar” Maute, one of the leaders of the Islamic State-linked Maute group that attacked Marawi City, died in a firefight with government troops last month. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task Force Marawi, said the Armed…

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MORE than 500 police personnel will be deployed by the Manila Police District (MPD) this Monday to secure the observance of Eid’l Fitr for Muslims in the Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Golden Mosque as early as 4 a.m. In a news briefing on Friday, MPD spokesman Erwin Margarejo said, these…

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Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines operatives seized two kilos of high-grade shabu from an abandoned house of former Marawi City Mayor Omar Ali Solitario on Friday morning. Sketchy reports showed government forces were pursuing clearing operations in Barangay Bangon, Marawi City and found P10-million worth of…

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