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.
Mayor Celso Lobregat wants the truth on the fatal shooting of a policeman and a state-protected witness while supposedly secure inside a justice department safehouse somewhere east of the city.
Jasper, 15, the eldest in a brood of five, often wondered where his parents, both jobless, find money to feed him, his siblings and a 13-year old cousin who lives with them.
Prosecutors in the murder cases against the respondents in the Maguindanao massacre are concerned that some of their evidences have vanished under police custody.
The June 2010 kidnapping of Nuraldin Yusoph in Marawi City, southern Philippines, was carried out by politicians who lost last May because the victim’s father, Comelec Commissioner Elias Yusoph, was “taking money from all sides.”
Various law enforcement agencies vowed to work and coordinate with each other in efforts to go after suspected kidnap for ransom groups and other lawless groups here and nearby Lanao del Sur, Philippines.
At a road junction towards Balulang and Carmen villages of Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines, 23-year old Nuraldin Yusoph was said to be found by a friend around 5:10pm on Monday, July 19, 29 days after he was abducted in Marawi City.
Lanao del Sur provincial governor Mamintal Adiong ,Jr. has expressed strong opposition to a proposal that Marawi City and Lanao del Sur, Philippines be placed under Martial Law to allow authorities to freely go after the kidnappers of Nuraldin Yusoph.
Nuraldin Yusoph, son of an elections official, is escorted by security officials after his release in Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines. PHOTO BY RICHEL UMEL
In some parts of Zamboanga City, Philippines, people now avoid travelling at night.