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...

Palace slams Bongbong Marcos for ‘politicizing’ Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday slammed Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for “politicizing” the Mamasapano tragedy amid the so-called alternative version on the January 25 incident. “Ano ba naman ‘to si Bongbong Marcos,...

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...

Task force commander for papal visit Ricardo Marquez is new PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The head of the police task force for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January has been named the new chief of the Philippine National Police Tuesday. Dir. Ricardo Marquez, director for operations since December 2013, assumes the position as...

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...

Senate panel urged to invite Cardinal Tagle, Davide to BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay wants Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other convenors of the National Peace Summit to attend the resumption of the Senate public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on...

As a group, MILF did not coddle Marwan and Usman – IMT report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As an organization, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) did not provide a sanctuary for Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, and Filipino bombmaker Basit Usman, the International Monitoring Team said in a report released to the reporters on...

Lawmaker wants marathon Mamasapano hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No limit. Zamboanga Rep. Celso Lobregat said he wants the House of Representatives inquiry into the Mamasapano incident to last until the evening to make sure all their questions about the incident are answered. Lobregat said the Lower House can hold the...