DEMPSEY REYES

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EVEN in death, the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. continues to stir controversy. Not only has he been linked to illegal drugs but to terrorist activities as well, allegedly using money from the sale of illegal substances to fund Islamist extremist groups like Maute, Armed Forces Chief Eduardo…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will verify reports that a new armed group had been formed in Mindanao. Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs chief, said it is possible that the Meranao Victims Movement could be backed by people who are not supportive of the rehabilitation of Marawi…

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Priest, teacher rescued The military claimed on Sunday to have captured the command center of the Islamic State-linked Maute Group following ferocious battles and air strikes. Presidential Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza also announced that Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob, who was taken hostage by the Maute in May, was rescued…

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A BULLET reportedly fired by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) killed a 15-year-old student in Barangay Libertad, Cawayan town in Masbate on Saturday. The Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion identified the victim as Vincent Pekiro, a resident of the village. No further details were mentioned in the…

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The construction of a runway in Pag-asa (Thitu) Islands is expected to start next year as the government finally got a budget for it, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday. Lorenzana said part of the fund will be sourced from the budget of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’…

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Thirteen persons were reported dead in Metro Manila and Calabarzon by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of Wednesday as tropical storm Maring left the country. Romina Marasigan, NDRRMC spokesman, said in a news conference that the fatalities included two teenagers who died in a landslide…

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The commander of a Scout Ranger Company in Marawi City was killed while trying to rescue one of his team leaders in an establishment inside the main battle zone. Capt. Rommel Sandoval, head of the 11th Scout Ranger Company, was the 44th Scout Ranger killed during more than three months…

TAXI DRIVER CLAIMS

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The taxi driver allegedly robbed by 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz denied the claim of the police that the teenager engaged policemen in a shootout forcing them to shoot him. In a news conference, Tomas Bagcal said that he was indeed robbed by Arnaiz and that the latter was beaten up…

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The Marcos family has requested permission to celebrate privately the late president Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary on Monday at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) in Taguig City, where his remains lie, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday. Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs…

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An employee of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was killed by a stray bullet while onboard a vehicle near Mindanao State University (MSU) in Barangay Cadayunon, Marawi City on Thursday. Col. Romeo Brawner, Task Group Ranao deputy commander, said the stray bullet hit…

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