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158 inmates escape North Cot jail; guard, kagawad killed

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/ 04 January) &'8212; At least 158 inmates at the North Cotabato District Jail in Amas escaped when at least a hundred armed men clad in black suits and military uniform stormed the jail at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, killing a jail guard and later in the pursuit operations, a barangay kagawad allegedly [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Anti-mining advocate killed in ambush in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) – An anti-mining and human rights activist died a day after he was ambushed in Montevista town in Compostela Valley. Jimmy P. Sayman, a Mandaya farmer from Barangay Ngan in Compostela town, was shot by two unidenti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Davao City village chief killed, bodyguard critical in ambush

Davao City village chief killed, bodyguard critical in ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 17th, 2016

Davao City village chief killed, bodyguard critical in ambush

Davao City village chief killed, bodyguard critical in ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

Digong to end talks with reds due to landmine attacks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte issued yesterday an “ultimatum” for communist rebels to stop landmine attacks or else he would shelve peace negotiations. The President spoke at the Davao City wake of four Army troopers who were killed in an ambush b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 7th, 2016

Militiaman dies, 4 others hurt in NPA ambush in Davao Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) One member of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary of the 72nd Infantry Battalion was killed and four others were wounded when suspected members of the New Peoples Army ambushed themon Wednesdayin Sitio Kamunoan, Barangay G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

Japan’s Abe enjoys Duterte’s folksy diplomacy in Philippines

DAVAO CITY &'' With a visit to Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte's bedroom, having one of the world's rarest birds named in his honour and guided by a sockless host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a morning to remember on Friday. Duterte, a charismatic politician known at home for his folksy charm, dropped many of the formal protocols normally associated with visits by a head of government as he took Abe on a tour of his beloved southern home city of Davao. Abe's day began with a visit to Duterte's &'8220;simple home&'8221; for a breakfast of sticky rice cakes and mung bean soup, a presidential aide said, with the leaders dining at a wooden table before heading for a look around Duterte's house. &'8220;We also showed him how the president enjoys the comfort of his own bed, including his old and favourite mosquito net,&'8221; Duterte's aide, Christopher Go, wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the leaders smiling while standing next to the bed. The leaders later had a casual meeting at a hotel overlooking the sea, where Duterte was photographed in a checkered shirt and long pants but no socks &'8212; a familiar look for the 71-year-old who takes pride in his informal fashion style. Abe's next activity saw him standing in front of a stuffed Philippine eagle, the national bird and one of the world's most endangered. A ceremony saw a two-year-old eagle named Sakura after the famous Japanese cherry blossom. Abe was given a photo of the eagle, which is kept at a nearby sanctuary, as well as a fluffy toy version draped in indigenous clothing. Abe, normally blue-suited and politically conservative who nevertheless showed off his fun side last year when he dressed up as video game icon Super Mario at the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony, appeared to enjoy the day. He smiled and laughed throughout the eagle ceremony, and ended his Davao trip at a Japanese-language school where he was greeted by singing and flag-waving children. Abe was the first foreign leader to visit the Philippines since Duterte took office just over six months ago. His two-day trip began on Thursday with a much more formal itinerary in the capital of Manila, where he held meetings with Duterte at the presidential palace. Abe was also the first head of government to visit Davao, the largest city in the southern Philippines that is 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) from Manila. Duterte, a longtime mayor of Davao before becoming president, has made developing the southern Philippines a top priority, arguing the region has been neglected by &'8220;imperial Manila&'8221;. Abe flew from Davao to Australia on Friday afternoon as part of a trip that will include Indonesia and Vietnam. (AFP) 171&'160;total views, 171&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Kerwin Espinosa’s aide slain in Ormoc

MANILA, Philippines – One of the alleged aides of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa was killed in a gun attack in Ormoc City on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Mayor killed in ambush

The incumbent mayor of the municipality of Pantar, Lanao del Norte was killed while two of his police escorts were wounded following an ambush staged by still unidentified assailants along the national highway of P-5G, Sitio Paitan, Brgy Dalipuga, Iligan City, Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Lanao town mayor killed in ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The mayor of a town in Lanao del Norte was killed and two of his police escorts were wounded in an ambush in Iligan City .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

BFAR: Plastic, steel wires killed whale in Samal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Garbage and toxins were found inside the stomach of a 38-foot juvenile sperm whale that was beached offshore in the Island Garden C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Duterte: I killed 3 people, but EJK just BS

SINGAPORE – President Duterte admitted yesterday killing three people when he was mayor of Davao City – all of them hostage-takers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

2 dead, 5 hurt in ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines – Two persons were killed and five others were wounded in an ambush in Banisilan, North Cotabato on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

2 killed, village chief hurt in North Cotabato ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Two were killed while five others, one of them a barangay chairman, were badly hurt in an ambush Friday in the hinterland Banisilan town in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Matobato files murder, crimes vs humanity raps vs Rody

MANILA, Philippines - The Davao death squad (DDS) killed more than 1,000 people and President Duterte, then the city mayor, was there to personally oversee s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

ARMM Governor Hataman: “No let up in government offensive in Butig”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 December) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said there will be no let up in the military operations in Butig, Lanao del Sur against an ISIS-inspired terrorist group in the provinc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

DILG Sec. Sueno: ARMM LGU summit to serve as model for other regions

Davao City (November 30, 2016/ARMM Bureau of Public Information) &'8212; Citing lines from a song, Sec. Ismael Sueno of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) shared how he used to feel as a government official from Mindanao. &'8220;Kami'y.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Government hospital worker dies in ambush

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – An x-ray technician at a government hospital was killed in an ambush in Isabela yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

ARMM to hold 3rd LGU summit in Davao City

ARMM to hold 3rd LGU summit in Davao City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

STATEMENT of NAKP: Stop the killings! End impunity! Human rights for all!

There has been an epidemic of summary killings and extrajudicial executions across the Philippines for decades now. From 1998 to December 2015, a total of 1,424 were documented to have been killed by the so-called Davao Death Squad in Davao City. More suc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2016