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President Duterte declares nationwide state of lawlessness

President Duterte declares nationwide state of lawlessness

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, 3Sept2016 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has placed the country under a “state of lawlessness” authorizing the police and military to conduct security searches…

Davao explosion death toll reaches 14

Davao explosion death toll reaches 14

By Lilybeth G. Ison DAVAO CITY, 3Sept2016 — The death toll from the explosion Friday evening at a night market along Roxas Avenue, here rose to 14, authorities said. As…

“Dogs of war” unleashed over Compostela Valley after Duterte ceasefire lift

“Dogs of war” unleashed over Compostela Valley after Duterte ceasefire lift

By BicolToday.com News Team LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), after President Duterte lifted the ceasefire on July 30, has let loose its combat forces…

Duterte must disband Mindanao paramilitary groups, arrest leaders

Duterte must disband Mindanao paramilitary groups, arrest leaders

DAVAO CITY (BicolToday.com) – Known as harsh on drug traffickers and pushers, President Duterte must also exercise his authority to disband abusive paramilitary units in Mindanao and must nail down…

Police “witness” in Kidapawan massacre faces perjury case filed by kin of slain protester

Police “witness” in Kidapawan massacre faces perjury case filed by kin of slain protester

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – The alleged rebel-turned-military asset who testified before a Senate investigation panel against the protesting farmers who fell victims during the Kidapawan bloodbath is now facing…

Bicol abaca farmers see light over DA pouring new fund to Southern Leyte abaca

Bicol abaca farmers see light over DA pouring new fund to Southern Leyte abaca

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Abaca-producing areas in the Bicol Region which are shrinking owing to neglect by government policies and priority programs may see a…

‘Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay

‘Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay

SUBIC, ZAMBALES, 12July2016 — Police operatives raided and seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory disguised as a fishing vessel and arrested four Chinese crews on-board while entering Subic Bay in…

Mindanao youth leaders to Duterte on education: Do not become “another Aquino”

Mindanao youth leaders to Duterte on education: Do not become “another Aquino”

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 28June2016 – Echoing calls by Bicol students, youth groups in Mindanao joined the nationwide call to end education capitalism, excessive profiteering by…

Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

By Carlos Conde Human Rights Watch ZAMBOANGA CITY – Hundreds of Filipino children here were barred from attending class when schools opened this week. The reason? The children have been…

Duterte team, Joma to meet in Oslo for preliminary talks on peace agenda

Duterte team, Joma to meet in Oslo for preliminary talks on peace agenda

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, 10June2016 — The team of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will hold preliminary talks with Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NDFP)…