MILF to continue checking if there are still SAF firearms in their possession

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After turning over at least 16 firearms of Special Action Force troopers slain in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Jan. 25, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front assured Wednesday it will continue to check for other firearms and equipment of the slain SAF men in...

Espina to MILF: Surrender Usman, SAF killers too

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police on Thursday welcomed the return of some of the weapons of Special Action Force commandos during the January 25 Mamasapano raid. During the formal turnover of the SAF weapons to the PNP at Camp Aguinaldo, PNP officer-in-charge...

Iqbal denies MILF issued call to prepare for all-out war if BBL is shelved

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday denied that their organization issued an “advisory” for other Muslim groups to prepare for an all-out war if the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is shelved. At a...

MILF formally turns over to govt firearms of slain SAF men

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Wednesday turned over to the government the firearms of Special Action Force troopers slain in a clash in Mamasapano in Maguindanao last Jan. 25. Wednesday’s turnover was held during ceremonies at Camp Brig. Gen....

Espina renews call for return of PNP-SAF’s firearms, other items

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Tinugis ninyo [ang] mga tao ko, kaya ung mga gamit namin, isauli ninyo na.” This was PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina’s renewed call to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, referring to the items, including firearms, left behind by...

MILF to decommission firearms in February

KUALA LUMPUR (Mabuhay) – The peace panels on Saturday announced that the ceremonial decommissioning of forces and firearms of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would take place in February. The decommissioning or disarmament of the MILF is considered the most tangible...

Dismantle all special kubols inside Bilibid in 2 weeks or else – De Lima

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Wednesday gave the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) two weeks to dismantle all special “kubols”  at the Maximum Security Compound inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP). “I told them not to wait for me to be the one to do it. Kung...

DILG Chief says PNP under “high alert” for New Year’s Eve

MANILA, Dec 29 (Mabuhay) – Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said on Monday that for the safest holiday season the Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed its 150,000-strong personnel force under high alert for New Year’s Eve. “Ito (safety) ang...

PNP wants answers why guns in convict’s cell

MANILA, Dec 20 (Mabuhay) – The original owners of the firearms found in the prison cell of Peter Co will be held liable after the guns were discovered in the possession of the drug convict. The Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms and Licensing Division said it will write to...

Pinoy UNDOF official quits after Golan standoff

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Filipino official of the peacekeeping forces in Golan Heights has tendered his resignation following disagreement with his superiors regarding the handling of last week’s standoff with Syrian rebels. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs chief...
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