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4 injured in fresh Mindanao blasts FRESH explosions rocked two provinces in Mindanao Friday night and on Saturday as government troops battled rebel Muslim groups to stop them from taking over a major highway in North Cotabato province, forcing thousands of farmers to leave their homes. On Friday night, four…

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A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over  Manila Bay, contaminating the coastline of four towns in Cavite on Friday. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million liters of diesel into the bay on Thursday, said Philippine Coast Guard environmental protection chief Commodore Joel…

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A new Jihadist group is believed to have carried out the bombing in Cagayan de Oro City that killed eight people and wounded scores late last month. The group is called “Al Khilafa Al Islamiya (AKAI)”, according to an intelligence and assessment report that was shown to the The Manila…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: Another explosion rocked North Cotabato before dawn on Wednesday while an Army convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Maguindanao,

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A group of young members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under Ameril Umbrakato are reportedly in Metro Manila for their “test mission”, which is to conduct bombings

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Malacañang on Monday belittled a report that the Aquino administration plotted to shake down San Miguel Corporation (SMC) in 2011. “How is government trying to shake-shake-shake, down-down-down?” Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda replied laughing, when asked if the government is bent on destroying the SMC, the country’s biggest industrial conglomerate. “I’m…

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US issues global alert on al-Qaeda attacks The Philippine government has stepped up security following a new worldwide alert issued by the United States (US) over possible attacks by the al-Qaeda terror network. In a radio interview on Sunday, Presidential deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the government, through the National…

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THE UAAP’s attempt to kick the FESSAP out of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) was a huge and well-deserved failure. At the general assembly of the world body, the UAAP application to replace the Federation of School Sports Associations as the legitimate Philippine representative at FISU was roundly…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd is not giving in to calls to scrap the pork barrel system despite the irregularities that have been linked to it. There are calls from some legislators for the President to remove the P27-billion allocated for their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed P2.268-trillion…

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THE Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) officers and private individuals linked to the grant of a P660-million behest loan to businessman and former trade minister Roberto Ongpin. The anti-graft court issued a warrant of arrest for DBP officers Patricia Sto. Tomas, Alexander Magno,…

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