PHL vows ‘higher’ APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan,...

3 gov’t troopers killed in Abu Sayyaf landmine attack

Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Islamic extremists in the southern Philippines ambushed a military convoy Wednesday by planting a landmine that killed three soldiers, the latest outbreak of violence as the government cracks down on the militants. The military convoy...

Security ‘nightmare’ for Papal visit in PH

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — Philippine troops are facing a security “nightmare” during Pope Francis’s visit starting Thursday, with potential stampedes, Islamic militants and lone-wolf assailants all concerns. Nearly 40,000 soldiers and police are being...

PHL military to expand counter-terrorism unit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines is to triple the size of a special forces military unit that operates against armed groups responsible for deadly bombings and kidnappings of Westerners, officials said Tuesday. The Light Reaction Battalion is to be built up...

Boston victims peppered with nails, pellets: doctors

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 16, 2013 (AFP) – The victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston marathon were peppered with nails and pellets, doctors said Tuesday, adding that the most severely wounded required amputation. The twin blasts near the finish line in the northeastern US...