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Yedda nixes costly airport transfer plan

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday strongly opposed the very costly “revived plan” of the Department of Transportation (DoTR) to transfer the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport in Tacloban City to Palo in Leyte. Romualdez, vice chairperson of the House…

Game over?

SECURITY forces expect to finish their clearing operations in Marawi City tomorrow as top defense, military and police officials said government forces have already regained full control of the city where fighting between troops and ISIS-inspired Maute gunmen since Tuesday…

Senate majority backs martial law

THE Senate majority bloc has formally expressed support for Proclamation No. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao to aid government forces in neutralizing the Maute terrorist group which seized Marawi City last May 22. Fifteen members of the majority bloc,…

Surrender, Islamist militants urged

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MARAWI -- Philippine authorities on Tuesday urged Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender for the sake of trapped civilians, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen's strongholds with rockets. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed…

House sets briefing on ML

THE House of Representatives is convening itself into a Committee of the Whole this morning to listen to the official report submitted by President Rodrigo Duterte on his martial law declaration in Mindanao. According to Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, the…

Rally to Duterte fight vs terrorism — Yedda

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday urged the Filipinos to stay united behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong resolve to crush terrorism in Mindanao, stressing the Chief Executive is looking for his legacy to the nation and would not abuse his…

‘Bato’ cites conditions for martial law lifting

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday said that martial law in Mindanao may only be lifted once the threat posed by the ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf Group has been neutralized and Marawi…

Nur offer to fight Maute Group accepted

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari’s offer for his fighters to help in the government’s fight against the local criminal and terror groups in Marawi City led by the Maute Group. “I will…

NPA command decries peace talks cancellation

A command of the New People’s Army has criticized the cancellation of the fifth round of peace talks in the Netherlands by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, saying it was blatantly one-sided, unjustified and flimsy. In a…

Maute gunmen blend with Marawi evacuees

APART from enemy snipers still holed up in some parts of Marawi City, security troops are being confronted by a far more greater danger: ISIS-inspired Maute extremists who have blended with civilians fleeing the city and going to much safer…

TADECO-BuCoR deal ok — TUCP

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is puzzled over the controversy that has attended the joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (TADECO) that is now the subject of…

Napoles to sue Abad, Drilon, Trillanes, De Lima

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is set to file a plunder complaint against former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and senators Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila de Lima for…

We’re in control — AFP

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday claimed that the military had regained complete control of Marawi City, as ground commanders asserted that the end of the clashes against an ISIS-inspired group would soon come. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen.…

Trapped

Fearful of murderous Maute Group, over 2,000 Marawi residents cannot join sea of civilians fleeing war-torn city SECURITY forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside Marawi City Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape…
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