Marcelino grateful of DOJ decision to drop PHP380M drug case against him, Chinese companion

MANILA — While extremely grateful of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to drop the PHP380-million drug case against him and his Chinese companion Yam Yi Shou, Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino on Thursday said he will take extra efforts to secure himself and his family from people hard hit by his anti-illegal narcotics crusade. … Read More

NDRRMC on ‘red alert’ as magnitude 7.2 quake hits Davao Occidental

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has placed its operations center on red alert following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Saturday. This took place around 9 a.m. of April 29, NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad said in an update. Previously, the NDRRM Operations Center was … Read More

Quiapo blast has no security implication for ongoing ASEAN meet: AFP

MANILA — Friday night’s explosion in Quiapo, Manila that left 12 people injured is “gang-related” and has no security implication for the ongoing ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings being held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, a military spokesperson said Saturday. “Initial reports coming from the Philippine National Police indicate that the … Read More

Rescue of victims trapped in quake-collapsed structure part of ‘Balikatan’ drills

MANILA — Urban search and rescue will be among the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) drills that will be undertaken during this year’s “Balikatan” exercises on May 8-19. This was confirmed Thursday by Philippine “Balikatan” spokesperson, Maj. Frank Sayson when asked whether rescuing individuals trapped in structures that collapsed during an earthquake is part … Read More

Lorenzana orders beefing up of offensive, intel ops against terrorists

MANILA — So that the Philippines will not become the next ISIS Wilayah (territory or province), the Department of National Defense (DND) has ordered all military intelligence units to intensify their operations against the terrorists and their sympathizers in the Philippines. “In fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s to address that concern, the Armed Forces of … Read More