Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town

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A top navy official stated on Friday that the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) captured P29 million worth of illegal cigarettes off the waters of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, earlier this week through the Naval Task Force-61. The contraband was intercepted near the island settlement on the evening of August 23, according to NFWM commander Rear Adm.… Continue reading Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town

Philippine Coast Guard rescues Swiss national in peril off Sulu Sea

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A Swiss national in trouble at sea while traveling alone aboard a yacht in the Sulu Sea was rescued by personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Southwestern Mindanao District, according to an official. The gentleman, identified as 71-year-old Peter Niklaus, was rescued on Thursday by PCG personnel aboard the Multi-Role Response Vessel-4410 (BRP-Bagacay), according… Continue reading Philippine Coast Guard rescues Swiss national in peril off Sulu Sea

DSWD opens Philippines’ 1st temporary shelter, learning center for less fortunate families in Bukidnon

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 10 (Northern Mindanao) has opened the country’s first temporary shelter and learning facility for less fortunate families. The newly opened “Bahay Silungan” in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, according to Oliver Inodeo, DSWD-10 spokesperson, is the country’s first and only temporary home and learning center that caters to the… Continue reading DSWD opens Philippines’ 1st temporary shelter, learning center for less fortunate families in Bukidnon

Communists lose ground, supplies in Zamboanga del Sur

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Troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) came into close contact with around 20 members of the communist terrorist group (CTG) in Purok 3, Brgy. Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, August 25, 2021. One rucksack, communist NPA terrorist (CNT) journals, varied foodstuff, medical apparatus, medicine, one electric circuit tester, and the terrorists’… Continue reading Communists lose ground, supplies in Zamboanga del Sur

Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

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The Municipal Government of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) participated on Thursday (August 26, 2021) in a tree-planting activity at Sicade Reforestation Area, Barangay Sicade, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur to promote a clean and green environment. Kumalarang mayor Ruel Molina organized the event, which was attended by… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

World leaders condemn ‘despicable’ Kabul airport attack

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Coordinated explosions on Thursday tore through crowds of people at Kabul airport who were hoping to board flights to safety, as countries raced to evacuate as many people as possible before an August 31 deadline. Here is a round-up of the reaction to the attack, which was claimed by the Afghan branch of the Islamic… Continue reading World leaders condemn ‘despicable’ Kabul airport attack

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

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Islamic State suicide bombers attacked crowds of people gathered Thursday outside Kabul airport hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, killing dozens including 13 US troops, as President Joe Biden vowed to hunt down those responsible. The Taliban said the two blasts killed between 13 and 20 people. A health official in the previous government said the… Continue reading Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon. The latest surrenderers came just a day after ten of their compatriots surrendered to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (1MBde) headquarters in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan town, on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading 6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Army provides dignified wake for 2 NPA insurgents abandoned by their compatriots during a clash

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The military and local government in San Isidro, Northern Samar, gave two unnamed killed insurgents of the New People’s Army (NPA) a proper wake days after their colleagues deserted them in a confrontation with government forces. The bodies of the two unnamed rebels have been on display in front of San Isidro town hall for… Continue reading Army provides dignified wake for 2 NPA insurgents abandoned by their compatriots during a clash

Court convicts ex-cop Nuezca for killing unarmed neighbors in Tarlac

A Parañaque police officer was found guilty of two counts of murder for fatally shooting his unarmed neighbors following a heated dispute in Paniqui, Tarlac in December 2020. Judge Stela Marie Gandia-Asuncion of the Tarlac Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 106 handed down an 18-page decision on Thursday, sentenced dismissed 46-year-old M/Sgt. Jonel Nuezca to… Continue reading Court convicts ex-cop Nuezca for killing unarmed neighbors in Tarlac