No need for Aquino to apologize over SAF 44 deaths, Palace insists

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is no need for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members killed during the infamous January 25 Mamasapano clash, a Malacañang spokesperson said Thursday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said...

DOJ summons 90 suspects in Mamasapano clash for prelim probe

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay)– The Department of Justice has summoned to a preliminary investigation the 90 suspects in the killings of 35 of the 44 elite policemen in the January 25 Mamasapano encounter. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano said the preliminary probe hearings...

MILF won’t avoid legal process in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front will not avoid the legal process once complaints are filed against those responsible for the Mamasapano clash that left over 60 people dead, including 44 police commandos and 17 MILF fighters. MILF chief negotiator Mohagher...

100 to be indicted over Mamasapano massacre: Aquino

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least 100 individuals will be held responsible over the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25, where 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) were killed, President Benigno Aquino III himself said Tuesday. “There is over a...

Ex-AFP, PNP officers ask De Lima to file Mamasapano cases before pursuing political plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group of former military and police officials in Congress urged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Wednesday to expedite the filing of cases against those involved in the Mamasapano clash before setting her sights on an elective office. In a press...

PNP chief Marquez: Families of SAF 44 to continue receiving govt assistance

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The families of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in a clash with various armed groups in Mamasapano last January will continue receiving assistance from the government even after the change in the Philippine National Police’s leadership,...

5 Malaysian terrorists in Basilan

Foreigners suspected to be ISIS members MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) – At least five Malaysian terrorists who are reportedly in Basilan are suspected to be members of the extremist jihadists Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Security analyst Professor Rommel Banlaoi said he...

Usman killed in firefight with MILF — AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Known bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman’s resistance against members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that were going to capture him when he entered their area started the firefight that led to his death, the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

Usman is dead, aide may have betrayed him – AFP

MANILA, May 4 (Mabuhay) — The military is verifying reports that wanted bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman died during a gun fight within his group, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said Monday. Speaking to reporters, Catapang...

Govt forces kill Basit Usman in Maguindanao – military source

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) – Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman, the target of a massive government dragnet since the January 25 Mamasapano mission where he escaped as police commandos were closing in on Malaysian terrorist Marwan, was killed before noon Sunday, according to reliable...