Basketball game turns bloody

COTABATO CITY — A friendly basketball game involving members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) turned bloody Thursday when players used guns instead of basketball in shooting in North Cotabato. Chief Inspector Romy Castanares, police chief of Pikit town, said two players were killed and another was injured when what was supposedly a friendly match … Read More

Police arrest Comelec regional chief

ZAMBOANGA CITY — An election official was arrested for violation of Republic Act 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the police said Monday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the suspect as lawyer Wilfredo Jay Balisado, 47, Region 9 Director of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). … Read More

Police: Pamatong is ‘armed and dangerous’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Controversial lawyer Ely Pamatong is “armed and dangerous” and has maintained at least 30 camps throughout the country, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has warned. Pamatong, a colorful political figure who has gained notoriety for his antics, was nowhere to be found when authorities implemented a search warrant … Read More

Puerto Princesa vice mayor nabbed in drug raid

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III, an alleged high value target (HVT) in the government’s nationwide anti-hard drugs war, was arrested in a raid inside his home in Barangay Bancao-Bancao Monday dawn. Joint operatives of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP DEG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Special Enforcement Service … Read More

Duterte attends 41st birthday celebration of Rep. Karlo Nograles

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night graced the 41st birthday celebration of Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexie Nograles, underscoring Nograles’ legislative work that made significant impact to the country. President Duterte was welcomed by Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, PBA Partylist Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles, and former House Speaker, Atty. Prospero “Boy” Nograles. “I … Read More

8 dead, 52 wounded in Marawi clash

  ZAMBOANGA CITY — Eight fighters, including five Maute group members and three soldiers, were killed while 52 others were wounded as fighting continues in Marawi City, a military official said Friday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, did not disclose the specific location of the latest firefight except to say it … Read More

CIDG files murder raps vs 2 cops

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) filed criminal charges against two policemen for the killing of a soldier in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said Wednesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said the case of murder was filed on Tuesday before the … Read More