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AFP, PNP ask Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

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MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. The PNP chief says police need more time to run after so-called narco-politicians supporting the Maute Group. File photo from PNP PIO

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police want an extension of martial law because they’ve yet to capture all alleged narco-politicians with ties to the Maute Group

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 17, 2017) — National police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Monday, July 17, confirmed that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) asked for an extension of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading AFP, PNP ask Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

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MARTIAL LAW. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has submitted his martial law recommendation to the Office of the President. File photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declines to disclose his recommendation ‘so as not to preempt’ President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 16, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Sunday, July 16, that he has submitted to Malacañang his recommendation on whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao, but declined to give further details “so as not to preempt the President.” Continue reading Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

PNP, AFP mull reducing scope of martial law

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BATTLE GOES ON. In this file photo, Philippine Marines pass through Barangay Saduc, Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The AFP and PNP are set to submit their position paper asking for an extension of martial law

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 13, 2017) — The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that while the military and police want an extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time around they might limit its scope. Continue reading PNP, AFP mull reducing scope of martial law

Dela Rosa admits ‘law enforcement failure’ in Marawi

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SECURITY FAILURE? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits law enforcement in Marawi City could have been better, as government troops try to flush out local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The PNP chief points to a ‘local culture’ where firearms are the norm and where the fear of rido or clan feuds is real

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 29, 2017) — The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday, June 28, admitted a “law enforcement failure” in Marawi even before local terror groups and their sympathizers tried to take control of the city over a month ago. Continue reading Dela Rosa admits ‘law enforcement failure’ in Marawi

3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

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IED BLAST. Three cops are injured in Mamasapano, Maguindanao after an improvised explosive device went off. Photo courtesy of Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac/PNP

An improvised explosive device attached to a police vehicle goes off in Mamasapano, Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — At least 3 policemen were injured on Tuesday, May 9, after an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a police vehicle exploded in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Continue reading 3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

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NABBED THEN KILLED. File photo of alleged Abu Sayyaf member after his arrest in Tubigon, Bohol. Photo from Rappler source.

The alleged member of the terrorist group is killed less than 24 hours after his arrest in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — Less than 24 hours after he was arrested by authorities in Bohol, Abu Sayyaf member Saad Samad Kiram was gunned down early Friday, May 5, after he allegedly tried to escape, police officers said. Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

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ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms seized from the Abu Sayyaf. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Malacañang lauded the bravery and heroism of military and police who were able to foil an attack in Bohol by suspected members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

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File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu. Rappler.com

3 soldiers, a cop, and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday, April 11

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — The military and the police on Tuesday, April 11, exchanged gunfire with “heavily armed lawless elements” in Bohol. They are believed to be members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading 10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

Davao blast, What we know so far

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ROXAS NIGHT MARKET. The Davao blast kills 14 and injures 70 more. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Police are now hunting down one suspect and at least 3 ‘persons of interest’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Sept. 8, 2016) — Friday evening, September 2 was supposed to be just another busy night of food, friends, and the occasional P100-massage along Roxas Street in Davao City when an explosion occurred, claiming the lives of at least 14 and injuring 70.  Continue reading Davao blast, What we know so far