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AN alleged bomb maker and trainor for the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed in a raid by government forces at Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Tuesday night. Ibrahim Ali, alias Kumander Ibs, reportedly opened fire at combined operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine…

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TARLAC: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Association of South East Asian Nations-Republic of Korea Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) are eyeing the establishment of a regional forest training center in Zambales. The P700,000-worth center is expected to be built in Candelaria town, according to a statement from…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA), abducted a policeman in a daring mission in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on Wednesday. Lawmen said Police Officer 2 Briston Catalan just brought his children to school and was returning home on a motorcycle when intercepted by armed men, believed to be…

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BULACAN Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. on Wednesday virtually admitted that the killing of 32 alleged drug pushers in simultaneous 24-hour anti-drug operations since Monday night was beyond their control. “We have no control of the situation,” he said during a media briefing, adding that Bulacan police…

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SAN JOSE, Tarlac: National Irrigation Administration chief Ricardo Visaya led the time capsule laying for the construction of Balog-Balog mega-dam project in Barangay Maamot here with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco and local officials recently. The 105.5-meter high dam with three cascading sections each at 25 meters high and a crest…

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Twenty-one alleged drug pushers were killed in the “One Time Big Time” operation of the Bulacan Police followed by the arrest of 64 more drug suspects in simultaneous police raids conducted in 24 hours since Monday until the celebration of 429th founding anniversary of Bulacan on Tuesday. After the 24…

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CAMP VICEENTE LIM, Laguna: Four Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) chiefs of police were removed from their posts effective Friday, August 11, for failure to stop illegal numbers games in their respective jurisdictions. In Batangas, Supt. Carlos Barde was sacked as Lipa City chief of police and Supt.…

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THE Balagtas Tollgate of STAR Expressway has been reopened to Class 1 or light vehicles after the Sabang Bridge along Ibaan was repaired, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday. Earlier, the tollgate was closed as the Sabang Bridge was damaged by Typhoon Niña last December. Vehicles were diverted…

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LAS NAVAS, Northern Samar: The 803rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army (PA), based in Camp Sumoroy, Catarman, Northern Samar broke its silence on reports that 10 soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) under the Silvio Pajares Command here. In a media…

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The ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province has displaced thousands of people, with more than 77,000 fleeing to almost inaccessible areas along the eastern shore of Lake Lanao. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, completed August 9-10…

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