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Davao City police sue leftist lawmakers

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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepDec 5th, 2018

Baylosis rearrested over pack of lies – lawyer

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The legal counsel of two  arrested leftist leaders  questioned the evidence used by the police as basis to bring them back behind bars. Rachel Pastores, counsel for National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Rafael Baylosis and Roque Guillermo Jr, issued a statement on Friday, February 2, calling for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Militants hit anti-Left campaign materials in Davao City

Militant lawmakers on Friday blasted the reported sightings of tarpaulin materials in what appears to be a calculated “smearing campaign” against Left-leaning party-list groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

DBP exec pushes for Islamic banking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 February) – A top executive of the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) called on Mindanawon lawmakers to pursue the proposed framework on Islamic banking in the Philippines for the development of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “We have not heard much about the initiatives, and probably since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Cops gun down Davao teenager for allegedly resisting arrest

DIGOS CITY-A 16-year old boy was killed after allegedly resisting arrest when operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)in Davao del Sur served a warrant for his arrest Thursday afternoon. Supt. Deozar Almasa, Digos City police director, said police and CIDG operatives tried to arrest Ernesto Placibe Jr., alias 'Pidot' at Sitio Bi-ao, Barangay Cogon here based on a warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 18 Judge Marivic Trabajo-Daray. Placible, however, reportedly resisted. Almasa said instead of surrendering, Placibe drew his homemade revolver, which prompted the authorities to shoot him. The suspect was brought to the Davao de...Keep on reading: Cops gun down Davao teenager for allegedly resisting arrest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Police beefs up security in Davao amid Martial law

Security measures are being tightened to thwart any threats of terrorism as security forces here placed the city on a heightened alert status amid Martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

2 dead, 4 hurt in Zamboanga mosque blast

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 January) – At least two persons were killed while four others were injured when a grenade was thrown inside a mosque in Zamboanga City early Wednesday, police said. Police said two unidentified men lobbed a grenade inside the mosque in Logoy Diutay, Barangay Talon-Talon where Muslim religious leaders coming […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

3 cities, 8 towns in Mindanao election ‘hot spots’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – Three cities and eight towns in Mindanao are considered election “hot spots,” Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. The list includes the cities of Pagadian in Zamboanga del Sur, Cagayan de Oro and Marawi City; and the towns of Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Lantawan and Tipo-Tipo in Basilan; […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

3 cities, 8 towns in Mindanao election ‘hot spots’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – Three cities and eight towns in Mindanao are considered election “hot spots,” Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. The list includes the cities of Pagadian in Zamboanga del Sur, Cagayan de Oro and Marawi City; and the towns of Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Lantawan and Tipo-Tipo in Basilan; […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Motorcycle cops patrol Davao City

DAVAO CITY – Motorcycle cops are the new kids on the block in Davao City as police bolster its effort […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

P500k bounty up for arrest of suspects in Cotabato City blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 January) — The Cotabato City local government unit offered a P500,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the two suspects in the New Year’s Eve blast in Cotabato City that killed two persons and wounded 34 others. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Police release photos of suspects in Cotabato mall bombing

DAVAO CITY – The special police group investigating the New Year's Eve explosion that killed two people and wounded over two dozen others in Cotabato City released the photos of two suspects blamed for the incident. The photos were culled from footage of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) on the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Unidentified man hit by car dies in Davao del Sur

PADADA, DAVAO DEL SUR --- A still to be identified man, wearing a blue shirt, yellow shorts with flower design and a pair of Adidas slippers, died on Friday hours after he was hit by a white Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV while crossing the highway, police here reported. SPO1 Amador Heramiz Jr., traffic investigator here, on Saturday, said the white Chevrolet from Davao City was heading towards General Santos City when it hit the pedestrian crossing the road around 9:30 p.m. Friday. The victim, who suffered a severe head injury and fracture on his right leg, was rushed to the Davao del Sur provincial hospital Friday night but later expired. Police have taken custody of the driver and th...Keep on reading: Unidentified man hit by car dies in Davao del Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Davao under ‘double full alert’

Alarmed by the rising number of attacks being launched by communist New People’s Army (NPA) against government troops in various provinces, the city and regional police in Davao on Sunday raised their security level to double full alert. He particularly instructed his men to enhance intelligence gathering and coordination with other law enforcement units, including […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Woman dead after being bumped by motorcycle in Digos City

DIGOS CITY - A woman was declared dead on arrival at the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital after she was hit by a motorcycleat 6:40 p.m. Saturday.   PO2 Joenel Fabroa, traffic investigator at Digos City Police Office, on Sunday identified the victim as Elvelly Noynoyan of Purok 3, Barangay San Agustin here.   He said the incident occuredat the front of Camella Homes, Purok 2, Barangay Matti.   Initial investigation revealed that Noynoyan was walking on the road side when a motorcycle bumped her.   The motorcycle was traveling from Barangay Mahayahay heading south towards Davao-Cotabato road.   Fabroa said the pedestrian was immediate...Keep on reading: Woman dead after being bumped by motorcycle in Digos City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Pilot killed in plane crash in Compostela Valley plantation

DAVAO CITY --- A pilot was killed when his plane crashed while crop dusting over a banana plantation in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley province on Saturday morning, police said. Capt. Quintin de la Salde died on arrival at a local hospital due to injuries following the accident at Barangay Union at 10:15 a.m., according to Chief Insp. Jason Baria, spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao Police Regional Office. Dela Salde was flying a S2R Turbo Thrush crop duster at AIFI Agrotech Plantation at Purok Bayabas when it went down after accidentally hitting a wind cone. Rescuers from the municipal disaster office rushed the pilot to the Compostela Valley Provincial Hospital in Monte...Keep on reading: Pilot killed in plane crash in Compostela Valley plantation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

NPAs kill wife of militia man in Talaingod, Davao del Norte – PNP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- Two men believed to be members of the Guerrilla Front 55 of the New People's Army Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (NPA-SMRC) killed the wife of a Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte, over the weekend, a police spokesperson said Monday.   Speaking for Police Regional Office 11, Chief Insp. Jason Baria identified the victim as Gina Mantayona, wife of Mario Mantayona, an active Cafgu member in Talaingod.   Baria said the two communist rebels, one of them identified as Rommel Tausan, fired two gunshots at the Mantayona's house on Saturday at about 4:45 p.m. in Sitio Nasilab...Keep on reading: NPAs kill wife of militia man in Talaingod, Davao del Norte – PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

PRRD Urges Sara to Expand Police Bike Unit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is urging Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to expand the police motorcycle unit “I told Inday (Sara) to learn the highway patrol to expand it a little because Davao City is becoming a little bit crowded,” Duterte told the audience during the graduation of the 248 participants of the motorcycle riding […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Cops probe death of biologist on Mount Apo

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Police authorities in North Cotabato said they were continuing the investigation into the death of a 27-year-old biologist from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Mount Apo in Kidapawan City last week. Superintendent Ramil Hojilla, the police director of Kidapawan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

UPLB wildlife biologist dies while on research in Mt. Apo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 December) – A wildlife expert from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) died on Saturday evening while doing a research work in Mt. Apo, Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 spokesperson Supt. Aldrin Gonzalez said. He said James de Villa Alvarez, a wildlife biologist and resident of San Isidro Itaas, Lemery […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018