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Village councilor falls in buy-bust

COTABATO CITY – After weeks of surveillance operations, anti-narcotics operatives on Thursday arrested a Lanao del Sur barangay councilor and two others during a buy-bust operation in Parang, Maguindanao. Juvenal Azurin, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspects as Ronnie Maruhom, a barangay councilor Malabang, Lanao del Sur, […]

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2 killed in Masbate clash

By NIÑO N. LUCES CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – Two members of the Civilian Armed Auxiliary were killed while a soldier and three other CAAs were wounded in a 20-minute firefight with suspected New People’s Army rebels in Barangay Mactan, Cawayan, Masbate yesterday morning. Capt. Joash Pramis, spokesperson of 9th Infantry Division, said […]

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28 fishermen rescued in Palawan

By Francis T. Wakefield A coastal patrol boat of the Philippine Navy on Thursday rescued 28 fishermen from their sinking boat some 35 miles or 56 kilometers northeast of El Nido, Palawan. Capt. Cherryl Tindog, Armed Forces Western Command Public Affairs Office chief, said the fishermen were onboard the Athan Uno on their way to […]

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Bataan dam releases water

MARIVELES, Bataan – The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) started releasing water Wednesday afternoon after its dam exceeded the safe water level. As per the advisory issued at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the water level reached 156.40 meters above sea level, nearing the critical level of 158.00 meters. According to AFAB, the spilling […]

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Soldiers, NPA clash in Agusan

BUTUAN CITY – Government troops clashed with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Wednesday in Barangay Aclan, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, leaving scores wounded, report reaching police and military headquarters. A flash report said a peace and development team of the Army’s 23rd Infantry Battallion (23rd IB) were conducting security patrol in Tabon area when it […]

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Zambo fire victims to get new homes

By ARGYLL GEDUCOS President Duterte promised victims of the recent fire in Zamboanga City that he will build them new houses similar to those being built in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. During his visit to the fire victims in Barangay Labuan, Zamboanga City, Duterte assured that he will deliver the promise as soon as […]

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