Policemen carry the body bag of a comrade, one of 64 members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police who died in a clash with Moro fighters in Maguindanao while on a mission to arrest a Jemaah Islamiyah bomb expert. More »


64 cops killed in clash with MILF

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao—The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) reported on Monday that 64 bodies were recovered from the site of a clash between its fighters and police commandos on Sunday. A report by

MILF told to explain SAF attack

MANILA – Wounded policemen were finished off while the dead were riddled with more bullets as they lay on the ground, a survivor of last Sunday’s attack on Special Action Force (SAF)

Clash sets back talks on Bangsamoro bill

MANILA —The death of nearly 50 people in a police encounter with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is a stumbling block for the passage of the Bangsamoro basic bill, a congressman

Iqbal justifies attack; PNP toll soars to 49

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao  – Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas were involved in the killing of 49 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos but the “unfortunate and saddening development” was due to the failure of

Palace says peace process to continue

MANILA  – The government is committed to pursuing peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) despite the killing of 49 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in Mamasapano,

Where were the military troops?

MANILA  – Army troops stationed in the area were aware of the encounter between guerrillas of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Special Action Force (SAF) troops in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on

Duterte eyes abolition of Congress if elected president

BUTUAN CITY – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to end corruption by abolishing Congress, as well as increasing the salaries of government employees, if he is elected president. Duterte however,

‘Bored’ Miriam Santiago may run in 2016

MANILA –Given the “boring” choices, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday spoke again of her intention to run for president, but with a big “if.” “I expect to be able to run for

Presidential run for Estrada another matter, says SC

MANILA –The Supreme Court may have declared former President Joseph Estrada qualified to seek the Manila mayoral seat in 2013 but it made no pronouncement as to whether he could run again

Soliman in hot water for rounding up poor during papal visit

MANILA — Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman is in hot water for allegedly rounding up more than 500 homeless street kids and their families to clear the streets of eyesores during

Clergymen hit DSWD ‘window dressing’

MANILA — Church officials on Saturday added to the wave of criticism hurled at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for taking hundreds of homeless families off the streets of

JI tagged in plot to kill pope

MANILA  – Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was tagged as the brains behind a reported attempt to assassinate Pope Francis during his visit in Manila and Tacloban last week, a source said

Pope saw poor kids, says Tagle

BACOLOD CITY —Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday said that if there was any intention to hide the street children of Manila from Pope Francis during his visit to the

Senate Blue Ribbon orders arrest of Binay son, 5 others

MANILA  – The Senate Blue Ribbon committee has ordered the arrest of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and five other individuals for failing to attend the hearings being conducted by