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Duterte expects more terror attacks after Sultan Kudarat bombing

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expecting more terror attacks after the recent bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “We just had...

Indonesia passes tougher terror law after suicide attacks

Indonesia passed a new law Friday that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects following the country's deadliest Islamist...

Another family behind new Indonesia suicide bombings: police

Surabaya, Indonesia -- A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya...

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...

Police, civilians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf

Two police officers were among the four individuals abducted in Patikul, Sulu on April 29. The two officers, identified as Police Officer 2 (PO2) Benierose...

Saudi Prince, Duterte affirm commitment against terrorism

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif was in Manila on Monday, March 19, assuring President...

Philippines seeks ‘terrorist’ tag for 600 alleged communist guerrillas

A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist guerrillas the Philippines wants...

There are 48 foreign terrorists in Mindanao — military

THE GOVERNMENT has monitored 48 foreign terrorists operating and recruiting in Mindanao, the military told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Fernando Trinidad,...

Palace turns over 500-plus shelters to displaced in Marawi

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. announced on Wednesday, Dec. 27, that the government was set to turn over on...

Terrorists use social media, cash to recruit civilians near Marawi

By Rosemarie A. Zamora TERRORIST groups are using social media and financial incentives to recruit civilians in areas near Marawi even after the government has...

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...

After declaring Reds ‘terrorists,’ Duterte open again to talks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Dec. 8, said his labor secretary, Silvestre H. Bello III, may revive peace talks with communist rebels “at...

Duterte issues order tagging CPP-NPA terrorists

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) to be terrorists in...

SWS poll: 54% agree, 30% disagree with martial-law extension in Mindanao

A NEWLY RELEASED snapshot of the Social Weather Stations’ Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey found that 54% of adult Filipinos agreed (31% strongly...

Philippines hunts for possible new Islamic State ‘emir’ in Southeast Asia

PHILIPPINE AUTHORITIES were on the lookout on Monday for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State (IS) groups in Southeast...

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...

Gov’t: Marawi fighting finished

A FIVE-MONTH battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended, the nation’s defense secretary said...

Malaysian militant Mahmud Ahmad killed in Marawi

THE MALACANANG confirmed on Oct. 19, Thursday, that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become Islamic State’s (IS) point man in Southeast Asia has...

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...

WB affirms commitment to finance Marawi rehab

THE World Bank has affirmed its commitment to help fund the rehabilitation of Marawi City during a meeting with a Philippine delegation in Washington...

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....

Twitter highlights victories in war on extremist content

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter on Sept. 20 touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds...

Marawi rebuilding to cost $1.1billion — Lorenzana

REBUILDING THE besieged Philippine city of Marawi could cost about P56 billion ($1.1 billion), according to Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana. Months of fighting between...

Congress to be sought for budget on Marawi

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE EXECUTIVE will be asking Congress to pass a supplemental budget once it finalizes rehabilitation plans for Marawi City,...