Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to March 2

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) —  Some justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are self-isolating as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, forcing the tribunal to move the oral arguments on the petitions seeking to nullify the anti-terror law to March 2. In an advisory issued...

Palace shrugs off CPP call to let Red Cross handle vax delivery

MANILA, Feb 9 (Mabuhay) —  Malacañang on Tuesday shrugged off the suggestion made by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to let Covid-19 vaccine delivery in far-flung areas be handled by the Red Cross and other civil humanitarian agencies instead of the...

AFP: Reds staged over 500 Attacks on Civilian properties over last decade

MANILA, Jan 8 (Mabuhay) — A total of 532 incidents of attacks on civilian properties were perpetrated by communist groups since 2010, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) alleged on Friday. Most of the attacks were dome through torching of private properties committed...

He said authorities are still determining what kind of bomb was used in the incident.

Joint Task Force Sulu spokesman Captain Rex Payot said military forces were assisting local government officials in their COVID-19 response efforts when the blast happened. Police Regional Office – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao chief Police Brigadier...

PHL cited for safe APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has attributed the improvement of the country’s ranking at the Global Terrorism Index 2015 to the security measures it has implemented and cooperation with partner government agencies. “We heard about the news and (we)...

Mindanao bombing, beheading not related to APEC — military

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — The military on Wednesday said the beheading of a Malaysian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu and the bombing in Davao City have nothing to do with the country’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit....

PNP: Stay home, spare yourself from traffic

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday reiterated its advice to the public to stay at home and spare themselves from traffic woes caused by the road closures for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit this week. “We advise them to stay...

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history...

Military crowd disturbance unit getting ready for APEC duties

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines announced that its Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) Company is now preparing for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila this November. The event will take...

Probers not yet convinced Abu Sayyaf carried out Samal kidnapping: AFP spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Investigators from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police are not yet convinced that the Abu Sayyaf Group kidnapped the three foreigners and a Filipino on Samal Island last week, a military spokesman said Tuesday. “The...