Category Archives: Maguindanao

House panel set to vote on Bangsamoro law; solons decry planned ‘secret voting’

Monday, 11 May 2015 | Written by

The House of Representatives special committee tasked to deliberate on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will put the measure into a vote starting Tuesday to meet President Aquino’s June 30 deadline for the bill’s singing into law. But the Bangsamoro ad hoc panel said voting will be done in executive session among the ad hoc committee’s 75 regular members and…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 »

BOI submits Mamasapano report to Espina

Friday, 13 March 2015 | Written by

The government panel tasked to investigate the January 25 Mamasapano incident submitted on Thursday its report to the Philippine National Police leadership after some delays. The Board of Inquiry (BOI), chaired by Police Director Benjamin Magalong, turned over the 120-page report to acting PNP chief Leonardo Espina. The full report however was not made available to the media. Magalong said…Read More »

Ampatuan suspect released on P11.6-M bail

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Written by

A Quezon City trial court has granted the bail petition of Sajid Islam Ampatuan, one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre case. Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 allowed the temporary release of Sajid Islam after denying the prosecution’s appeal on the granting of his bail petition. “For the court, the mere presence…Read More »

MILF urged to accept amendment to BBL

Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Written by

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be more flexible to amendments to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law following the botched police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. “We (lawmakers) are not out to make changes in the BBL just because we like to do so. We would be making changes, amendments, add or delete provisions because in…Read More »

Lawmakers back creation of Truth Commission to probe Mamasapano

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Written by

Senators are calling for the creation of an independent commission which will investigate the death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) officers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. On Feb.2, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate committee on peace and reconciliation filed a bill calling for the creation of a Truth Commission.  The bill was co-authored by Senators Bam Aquino and…Read More »

SAF trooper tells Roxas: PH not worth dying for if…

Monday, 2 February 2015 | Written by

Candid statements were raised to the government by Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) on Sunday as Interior Secretary Mar Roxas held an open forum in Camp Bagong Diwa among the comrades of the 44 SAF commandos slain in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. One of the dismayed SAF troopers banked on the famous line of the late Sen. Ninoy Aquino…Read More »

[Full Text] President Aquino’s National Address on the Mamasapano Incident

Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Written by

Speech of President Benigno Aquino III addressing the nation on January 28, 2015 Mga kababayan, Magandang gabi po sa inyong lahat. Humaharap po ako sa inyo ngayon upang iulat ang ating nalalaman ukol sa nangyari sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao, nitong nakaraang Sabado at Linggo. Ginagawa po natin ito hindi upang pangunahan ang board of inquiry na itinalaga upang tuklasin ang buong…Read More »

Over 40 commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

Monday, 26 January 2015 | Written by

At least 40 elite police forces were killed in a clash with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) troops in Maguindanao early Sunday, putting the peace efforts in Mindanao in question. The members of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) were supposedly out to arrest Malaysian terrorist Zulkifi bin Hir alias Marwan but they attacked a position held by…Read More »

No ban on media coverage of Ampatuan trial

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Written by

Police officials have denied they banned media from covering the court proceedings of the infamous Ampatuan massacre. “We have nothing to do with such barring. By virtue of our function as PIO (public information officer) chief, we only disseminate information. We are not in charge of security,” Philippine National Police public information office chief Wilben Mayor told the Philippine Daily…Read More »

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