Three people were hurt when a bomb was detonated outside a department store in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat a day after Christmas; over a week after police operatives gunned down a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah bomber in neighboring Davao City. Sr. Supt. Rolen Balquin, Sultan Kudarat Police Office chief, said the bomb was made from a …Read More
DAVAO CITY, Southern Philippines –Desperation has gripped the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless and with neither food nor water by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha). So much so that a local journalist, Nathaniel Quiñones, thought it prudent to pen a warning to colleagues planning a coverage in one of the more hard-hit areas, Baganga and …Read More
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A group wants the regional chief of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) here relieved over the issuance of permits to allegedly questionable quarry operations. The group Sulog is suspicious of how the EMB 10 office was supposedly ransacked and how computers containing digital records of the permits were destroyed a …Read More
CAMP DARAPANAN – Amongst the hundreds of Mujahideen gathered in formation at this Maguindanao rebel enclave under the scorching sun last Monday, listening as loudspeakers blared developments of the framework agreement signing in Manila, a young fighter was in a battle of his own. Like the other thousands of people, Muslims and Christians alike, who’ve …Read More
The reaction people here have on the establishment of a Bangsamoro Political Entity is mixed and a question also raised prior to the foiled signing of the 2008 Memorandum Agreement on Ancestral Domain is again being asked: what will befall lands that will fall under its control?
The clash between the military and suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sumisip, Basilan earlier this month is exacerbating the island province’s already burgeoning problem of internal displacement.
The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is heeding a call to stop its offensives against military targets to pave the way for the GPH-MILF talks in Malaysia.
A landslide in the gold-rich area between this city and Tarragona, in Davao Oriental, has trapped a yet-to-be-determined number of miners and renewed concerns on safety and risk management in small-scale mining operations.
Two explosions rocked this city mid this month. The first left seven people injured, including a two year old boy, while the second is leading police to suspect a destabilization plot.