PDEA-Cordillera winning battle vs. illegal drugs

BAGUIO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera (PDEA-CAR) has reported that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs has partially resolved the marijuana production problem in the entire country, particularly in the Cordillera, with the reduction in the number of... Read More

7 high-powered firearms seized from 2 BIFF rebels in NoCot

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Police and military forces arrested two members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and seized guns and other firearms from the IS-inspired group in a remote village here following a brief firefight Saturday.The clash occurred 4 a.m. Saturday in the village... Read More

Soldier hurt in NoCot roadside bombing

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A soldier was slightly injured when suspected communist rebels set off a roadside bomb in President Roxas, North Cotabato, on Saturday night, police said.A convoy of military vehicles of the Army’s19th Infantry Battalion was heading to this city from Arakan, also in North... Read More

Mayon monitor equipment stolen

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) expressed dismay over the loss of several monitoring instruments installed in the upper portion of Padang Village in Legazpi City, an officer of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)... Read More

Norwegian paramedics offer top medical equipment to Davao’s 911

DAVAO CITY -- Two Norwegian paramedics have offered to provide Davao City Central 911 with advanced medical equipment to further boost its operational capability.Norwegian paramedics Christian Kopperud and Inge Heier met with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to make the offer through a foundation.Kopperud... Read More

Troops capture 'brains' behind NPA atrocities in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY-- A ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) in northeastern Mindanao was captured in a joint police and military operation in Barangay Villalangit, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) on Sunday reported that Pablito Campos, also known as "Batik"... Read More

1,000 cops join advocacy walk vs illegal drugs

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Some 1,063 personnel of the Police Regional Office (PRO) In Region 2 joined the nationwide "LAKAD (Lipunin at Kalampagin and Droga) Tokhang 2" on Saturday at the Camp Marcelo A. Aduuru grandstand here, in support of the government's campaign against illegal drugs.PRO2 -2 regional... Read More

29 inmates bolt Jolo jail

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Military and police forces launched manhunt operation to recapture all the inmates who escaped in a jailbreak Saturday in Jolo, Sulu.Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, disclosed the jailbreak occurred at around 10:40 a.m. Saturday in the police station of... Read More

Panagbenga grand street dance parade a showdown of 29 troupes

BAGUIO CITY -– Locals and tourists from different parts of the country watched a more exciting and quite longer dance parade in the Philippines' Sumer Capital this morning, the first of the two grand parades of the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga.A total of 29 groups joined in... Read More

Boracay resort tears down own illegal structures

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan -- Illegal structures built on a rock formation by a posh resort in Boracay Island started to get demolished first thing on Saturday morning on the orders of the owner, himself, ahead of the Environment Department team's arrival in the area.Boracay West Cove owner Crisostomo... Read More

Marcos sees stronger tourism collaboration in ‘Solid North’

BAGUIO CITY – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on Saturday said that her province and the City of Baguio could forge a stronger collaboration in terms of tourism.“I’m hopeful we could collaborate with the City of Baguio and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte to do tourism... Read More

6 Abu Sayyaf men killed in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Government troops killed six alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in6 a clash Basilan province, officials said Saturday.Brig. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan commander, said the clash occurred at around 8:45 a.m. Saturday at sitio Pali in Barangay Abong-Abong,... Read More

DSWD allocates P200-M for Zambo one-stop center

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is constructing this year a PHP200 million edifice to house all its centers in one location.Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD regional information officer, told the Philippine News Agency the building would be built in a lot owned by... Read More

DOH turns over 200 wheelchairs to Zamboanga Sibugay

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay - Gov. Wilter Palma on Saturday distributed 160 wheelchairs to boost the program for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) of this province’s 16 municipalities.The wheelchairs are part of the 200 wheelchairs worth PHP645,188 Palma has received on Thursday from the Department... Read More

10 suspected drug pushers, users nabbed in Cavite

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – Members of this city police Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET), in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 4-A, arrested 10 suspected hard drug pushers and users during a buy-bust operation in Latero, Barangay San Nicolas 3 Saturday... Read More

RDC wants Sept. 13 holiday to mark peace accord with Cordillera army

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) approved a resolution in its first quarter meeting Saturday, asking Malacañang to declare Sept.13 of every year as a non-working holiday in the region in recognition of the historical and political significance of the first... Read More

Davao City is overall champ in regional athletic meet

DAVAO CITY -- Davao City has continued to hold the top spot in the annual Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) when it clinched the championship in this year’s regional meet.The Davao City Durians dominated almost all of the 21 sporting events after overwhelmingly bagging 184 gold... Read More

ARMM LGUs cited for good governance get cash award

COTABATO CITY -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DILG-ARMM) handed over Friday a PHP2-million Performance Challenge Fund to 27 local government units across the region chosen as last year’s recipients of the Seal of Good Local... Read More

Wounded soldiers honored in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Commander of the Philippine Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID), Major Gen. Arnel dela Vega, on Friday presented honors to wounded soldiers assigned to fight the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.Seven infantry men... Read More

Task group formed to probe slay of Maguindanao dad

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao – Maguindanao’s provincial police has formed a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to fast-track the probe into the murder of a Datu Saudi Ampatuan (DSA) town councilor earlier this week.Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao Police director, described as... Read More