Disgraced PHL police officers and brother masons

Families of the slain 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were able to receive some semblance of justice from the Aquino administration, following the dismissal recently of resigned police chief Alan Purisima from the service. It...

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...

Aquino no-show at arrival honors for 42 slain SAF men at Villamor Air Base

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The remains of the 42 elite policemen who were killed in what authorities called a “misencounter” in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, last Sunday arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City Thursday morning. Present to honor the slain policemen were former...

Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said...

No one should be spared from liability on SAF-MILF ‘misencounter’: Bam Aquino

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – No one should be spared from liability in connection with last Sunday’s supposed misencounter between elite policemen and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao, a neophyte senator said Wednesday. “People died, maraming...

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...

Tension eases at clash site in Mamapasano town – AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Tension in Mamasapano town started to subside a day after a dawn to dusk firefight between the police and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Sunday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has said. “As of now there are no skirmishes happening in the...