Monthly Archives: October 2016

Duterte stance on China undermines PH victory in sea row—De Lima

MANILA — Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to be careful about his statements on unresolved disputes in the South China Sea, saying his recent pronouncements viewed

Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings

MANILA — Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least P353 million ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as

Duterte calls on Moros to embrace peace

COTABATO CITY – President Duterte urged Moros yesterday to embrace peace, which he promised to help foster in the troubled south through socio-economic and humanitarian interventions. Duterte aired his appeal to leaders

Army, MNLF settle dispute in Basilan

ISABELA CITY, Basilan—The Philippine Army in Basilan and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) finally settled a dispute that stemmed from the death of an MNLF member last year. Both parties signed

Governor doubts police version of mayor’s killing

MANILA – The provincial government of Maguindanao is calling for an investigation into the killing of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town mayor Samsudin Otto Dimaukom. Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu expressed doubts over police

Mayor on narco list, 9 aides killed in shootout

NORTH COTABATO – A town mayor earlier tagged by President Duterte as being involved in illegal drug operations was killed along with nine of his men in an alleged shootout with policemen