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Maute terrorist convicted for grenade possession

A QUEZON City court has convicted an alleged member of the Maute terrorist group for illegal possession of an explosive device.

Indonesian militant in Maute siege guilty of possession of firearm

AN INDONESIAN militant involved in the Maute group’s 2017 siege of Marawi City has been found guilty of illegal possession of firearm.

Maute group sub-leader killed

A SUB-LEADER of remnants of the Maute group, which led the siege in Marawi City last year, was killed on Sunday in Upper Dimayon, Tagoloan Lanao del Norte, the Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) reported in a statement late afternoon Monday.

Wife of new Maute terror cell leader nabbed in GenSan

THE POLICE arrested here on Monday morning the wife of the new leader of the Maute terror group in a series of operations that left a wanted bomb-maker dead.

More than 1,500 families affected as troops clash with Maute remnants

THE ONGOING fire fight between the military and remnants of the Maute group in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur has displaced more than 1,500 families within the town and surrounding areas, based on initial reports from the ground.

Duterte urges Maute members to surrender, wants to proclaim land reform...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, May 11, pleaded with former Maute terrorist group members to stop fighting the government and instead help with...

Philippines hails US move to blacklist local IS-linked groups

The Philippines hailed on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Washington's decision to blacklist two local pro-Islamic State groups, including one which occupied the southern city of...

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in...

Congress sets Dec. 13 joint session on martial law

CONGRESS HAS set Wednesday, Dec. 13, for a joint session on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s request to extend anew martial law and the suspension...

Alleged IS recruiter files counter-affidavit, claims frameup

ALLEGED Islamic State (IS) online recruiter Karen Aizha A. Hamidon on Friday, Nov. 10, filed her counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice (DoJ). Ms. Hamidon...

Military kills escaping militant in Marawi

GOVERNMENT TROOPS on Tuesday killed a pro-Islamic State gunman in the southern city of Marawi, a military official said, eight days after the government...

12 public schools in Marawi reopen

AS RESIDENTS in some parts of Marawi City started returning home this week, 12 public schools have reopened Tuesday, Oct. 31, more than four...

Losses, looting as Marawi war’s fortunate few return home

KHALILUDDIN ISMAIL returned home on Sunday after five months of war in the southern Philippines to find his house ransacked. But he’s still smiling. “At...

Suspected Maute group ‘financier’ nabbed in Novaliches

A SUSPECTED financier of the Maute group that was involved in the recently ended occupation of Marawi City was arrested in Novaliches, Quezon City...

War over

Philippine soldiers from Marawi are welcomed home by their relatives at Villamor Airbase in Manila on October 20, 2017. -- AFP

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Oct. 17, symbolically declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists’ influence” but the military said the five-month battle...

17 hostages rescued but no sign of surrender yet from militants

AS THE gun battle in Marawi entered its 136th day yesterday, officials reported that government forces were able to rescue 17 hostages on Oct....

Maute base captured; hostage priest rescued

THE MILITARY said Sunday, Sept. 17, it had captured the command center of Maute group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly...

No negotiations with Marawi terrorists as crisis nears end, military says

MILITARY authorities denied claims it is in talks with a former mayor to allow cornered terrorists who have attacked the city to escape in...