Category Archives: Breaking News

Grid-wide blackout in Mindanao

Sunday, 5 April 2015 | Written by

The entire Mindanao island was gripped in darkness early Easter Sunday morning after a grid-wide blackout. At 1:00AM Sunday, power went out in the following areas: Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Agusan, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Surigao City, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato City. Power was restored in parts…Read More »

Govt offensive vs Moro rebels displaces 93,000; children most affected

Monday, 16 March 2015 | Written by

At least 93,000 have been displaced by ongoing operations by government troops against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Mindanao, according a report by humanitarian groups. Kawagib and Suara Bangsamoro said children are the most affected by the “all-out offensive” declared by the armed forces against Moro rebels following the botched counter-terror operations by elite cops in…Read More »

New SAF chief named

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Written by

Police Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo was named new chief of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police in a turnover ceremony held at Camp Bagong Diwa. “I am so elated to be back home,” Lazo said during the turnover. He was a former member of SAF. GMA News reported that he was a member of SAF shortly…Read More »

Pork scam-tagged Masbate gov surrenders

Saturday, 21 February 2015 | Written by

The governor of Masbate implicated in the P108.4 million-pork barrel scam has surrendered to authorities following the issuance of an arrest warrant for plunder against her. Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete allegedly received kickbacks from the allocation of her Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus nongovernment organizations linked to Janet Lim-Napoles, according to a report. Criminal Investigation and Detection Group…Read More »

COMELEC delists 39 party-list groups

Saturday, 14 February 2015 | Written by

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has ruled to delist and cancel the registration of 39 party-list organizations for failure to obtain at least two percent of the votes cast for the party-list system and for failure to obtain a seat in the second round of seat allocation for the party-list system in the last two preceding elections. Based on Comelec Resolution…Read More »

AFP, Malacanang downplays coup rumors

Friday, 13 February 2015 | Written by

The Department of National Defense has belittled the alleged coup plot to overthrow President Benigno Aquino III after the deaths of 44 members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police in a botched Jan. 25 operation. “As far as a coup d’etat is concern, it will entail the support of the military, and we are very confident…Read More »

‘Are armed intruders still our friends?’ — MILF

Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Written by

“Would anyone in his right mind consider armed intruders, whom they never expected, as still friends?” This is the statement issued by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on the continuing investigation on the botched police operation that killed 44 members of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force, 18 MILF fighters, and civilians. The MILF said that the “law…Read More »

Mamasapano probe: Purisima keeps messages to Aquino secret

Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Written by

Relieved Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima refused to disclose his communication with President Aquino on the deadly anti-terror operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 44 elite cops dead. Citing executive privilege, Purisima said he cannot divulge his correspondence with Aquino on the mission to hunt terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir alias Marwan because it supposedly involves national security. The…Read More »

Aquino skips arrival honors for slain elite cops; #NasaanAngPangulo trends worldwide

Friday, 30 January 2015 | Written by

President Aquino skipped on Thursday the ceremony in Villamor Airbase honoring the elite policemen killed in a failed counter-terror operation in Maguindanao, drawing the ire of netizens who slammed his insensitivity. Instead of attending the arrival honors for the 42 of the 44 Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) members, Aquino led the ribbon-cutting in Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s…Read More »

Wall in Bulacan warehouse collapses, 11 dead

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Written by

Eleven persons were reported dead when a wall of a constructed warehouse collapsed in barangay Ilang-ilang, Guiguinto, Bulacan on Monday. Among those who died is four-month pregnant woman and a seven-year old boy. According to a report, cement was being poured on the wall when it fell over a shelter where workers are taking a break at 3:30 p.m. Died…Read More »

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