AFP: Govt troops engage BIFF in Maguindanao

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Government troops engaged the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in another encounter in Maguindanao before noon Friday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. AFP public affairs unit head Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc cited initial information...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in PH – military

COTABATO (Mabuhay) — An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country’s south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday. Seventeen members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom...