Mayor Benzar Ampatuan of Mamasapano, Maguindanao (center) guides officials of the Board of Inquiry, led by Police Director Gen. Benjamin Magalong, to the scenes of the bloody January 25 encounter between policemen and Moro rebels. More »


Aquino felt ‘lied to’ by Purisima on Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA  – President Benigno Aquino III confided to lawmakers that he felt “lied to” by resigned police chief Alan Purisima when the latter told him reinforcement was underway but did not materialize

Napeñas admits Purisima gave go-ahead

MANILA — Relieved police Special Action Force (SAF) head Director Getulio Napeñas admitted during a Senate hearing on Monday that it was then-suspended PNP Chief Director Alan Purisima who gave him the

Aquino briefs House on Exodus

MANILA  – Under pressure to tell everything he knows about Operation Plan Exodus, President Aquino briefed leaders of the House of Representatives yesterday about the raid that led to the deaths of

Gov’t can’t compel MILF to yield killers

MANILA – Amid calls for the government to demand the surrender of members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who were involved in the Mamasapano

DFA says Oplan Exodus ‘100% Filipino’

MANILA — The Oplan Exodus, the operation that targeted top international terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, was “100 percent Filipino,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. “In our

Aquino urges lawmakers to pass BBL ‘in timely manner’

MANILA  – With the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in question, President Aquino gathered congressmen at Palace, on Monday, explaining himself on the Mamasapano debacle that killed 44

NTC has crossed the line – De Lima

MANILA — The National Transformation Council (NTC), a multisectoral group of clergymen, politicians, professionals and civil-society groups, may be charged with sedition, rebellion or coup d’etat for “instigating” a military-backed people power

Groups call for mass resignation of top gov’t officials

MANILA  — Various groups gathered at the Our Lady of Edsa Shrine on Sunday to call for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III and other government officials following the Mamasapano incident. The

Protesters converge on Edsa vs Aquino

MANILA — “This is the only Aquino who is afraid of people power… what is he afraid of?” Former Tarlac Gov. Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco was referring to her nephew, President Benigno Aquino

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON  – Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in

Sandigan freezes P184m in Jinggoy assets

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Monday froze some P184 million worth of assets belonging to detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada while he is being tried for graft and plunder. The anti-graft court’s 5th

Pemberton refuses to enter plea in Laude slay case

MANILA – US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton on Monday refused to enter a plea to the crime of murder for the death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. With Pemberton

PDEA says more govt execs involved in illegal drug trade

MANILA – More government officials have been involved in illegal drug trade in 2014 compared to the previous year, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Tuesday. Figures from PDEA’s 2014

Board of Inquiry visits Mamasapano clash site

MAGUINDANAO  – Members of the government’s Board of Inquiry (BOI) on Tuesday toured the scenes of the January 25 deadly clashes between policemen and Moro rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Hundreds of Moro

Oust-Aquino call falls flat — Palace

MANILA — Malacañang said the call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III was a dud amid the low turnout during Sunday’s rally led by member-groups of the National Transformation Council.

MILF willing to wait, won’t wage war

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has maintained that it would not wage another war in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) fails to pass or gets