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26 Bandits, 3 Soldiers Killed in Military Offensive Against ASG

A weeklong offensive against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Al Barka, Basilan killed 26 bandits and three soldiers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) reported on Sunday. Westmincom spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan confirmed in a report that Malaysian jihadist Mohammad Najib Hussein alias Abu Anas was among those killed on...

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21 Cops Fired, 11 Suspended Over Maguindanao Massacre

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has dismissed 21 policemen and suspended 11 others for their involvement in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre. In a 23-page decision released Nov. 24, Napolcom said the officers “chose to become silent spectators to a crime unfolding before their eyes. “ “Their inaction manifests complicity and unity of action to those...

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PDEA Destroys P355-M Worth of Illegal Drugs

Illegal drugs worth P354.87 million were incinerated in a facility of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Trece Martirez City, Cavite on Tuesday. The drugs, which weighed a total of 92,059.1130 grams (92.059 kilograms) were composed of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, cocaine, marijuana, ephedrine, ecstasy, methylphenidate hydrochloride or ritalin, dormicum or midazolam, rivotril or...

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Police Officers Back to Guarding Duties at Crame

The Philippine National Police taps anew its uniformed men to guard their headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. The cops will replace civilian security guards who were deployed in November last year to man the gates and offices of the national police headquarters. Last Dec. 1, PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor disclosed that the...

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Quiapo Fire Leaves 1000 Families Homeless

At least a thousand families will be homeless this Christmas after a fire razed a residential-commercial area in Quiapo, Manila Friday morning. The fire started at 9 a.m. and reached general alarm at 10:11 a.m., causing heavy traffic along Quezon Boulevard and Claro M. Recto Street. Manila Fire Department head Superintendent Jaime Ramirez said six individuals were...

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Mitsubishi Philippines: No Recall on Montero Sport Vehicles

There would be no recall on Montero Sport utility vehicles in the country amid calls for its pullout from the market, a Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) official said. In a press briefing held Tuesday, MMPC First Vice President for Marketing Services Froilan Dytianquin said sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) complaints insinuating that the Montero Sport...

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AFP Chief Maintains: No ISIS Recruitment in PH

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Hernando Iriberri rebuffed reports Tuesday the existence of jihadist training camps in Mindanao. In a press briefing held at Camp Aguinaldo, Iriberri said the military has not received reports that such training camps exist. “We have not received any report pertaining to the existence of...