Laoag diocese calls for prayer for Marawi

LAOAG CITY —The Diocese of Laoag is calling on the faithful to pray for the resolution of the crisis in Marawi City. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao Tuesday night following clashes between the terrorist Maute Group and government forces in Marawi. Regardless of faith or religion, Monsignor Carlito Ranjo Jr., spokesperson of … Read More

President Duterte submits to Congress report on martial law declaration

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte submitted Thursday night to Congress his report on martial law declaration in Mindanao after a special Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan here. The President submitted the report to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Duterte called a special Cabinet meeting after … Read More

Day 4 of Marawi fighting: 31 terrorists, 13 troops killed

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao — Government clearing operations entered the fourth day Friday, with 31 terrorists killed so far, authorities said. As this developed, Malacanang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive this afternoon in Iligan City to personally assess the situation. Lt. Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said two battalions … Read More

Gov’t releases ‘Martial Law Fast Facts’

MANILA — To prevent misinformation and allay fears of chaos, the government has released a video explaining the basic facts about President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. The video, dubbed as ‘Martial Law Fast Facts’, seeks to disseminate proper information in order for Filipinos to understand the constitutional basis of the President’s … Read More

Dagupan strictly monitors entry of ‘bangus’ from fishkill towns

DAGUPAN CITY –Dagupan Mayor Belen Fernandez on Thursday ordered the City Agriculture Office (CAO) to closely monitor city markets round-the-clock to prevent the entry of milkfish or “bangus” from fishkill coming from other towns. Her order stemmed from the report of City Agriculture Officer Emma Molina that at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, a jeep-load of milkfish … Read More

Constitution provides safeguards vs abuses during martial law — Panelo

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel on Thursday said the public have nothing to worry over the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao as the Constitution provides sufficient protection against any abuses. “The public should not be alarmed by the President’s proclamation because the Constitution itself provides ample safeguards to ensure the responsible … Read More

Troops rescue 120 civilians in Marawi City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least 120 civilians were rescued as troops continue to fight the remaining members of the Maute group in Marawi City, the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of Westmincom, on Thursday said 78 of the 120 civilians were rescued at the government-run Amai Pakpak Hospital. The … Read More