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While there is this latest news regarding the $9.5B in Chinese investment deals with the Philippines in the last Boao Forum in China, I want to stress out the recent consortium of ... If the people in Marawi reported the building up logistics and armaments of the terrorists, then it would have been thwarted.
MANILA, Philippines – What would happen if terrorists planted a bomb, went on a shooting rampage, and took hostages in public transportation hub Cubao in Quezon City? About 100 ... During the Anti-Terrorism Simulation in Cubao, a terrorist holds hostage a bus at the Araneta Bus Terminal. Photo by ...

Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics of the Philippine National Police (PNP-SWAT) participate in a simulation exercise at the Anti-Terrorism and Crisis Management in Quezon City, the Philippines, April 12, 2018. The PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conducted the anti-terrorism drill to ...
The civic groups demanded the Philippine government drop its petition seeking to designate individuals "terrorists," abolish the Human Security Act of 2007 -- an anti-terrorism law that they say is being used against political opponents -- and resume talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines ...
The Philippines were rated highly misinformed and ignorant to topics of terrorism, murder and health issues. 33 percent of Filipinos that took the survey were confident in all their answers. That is alarming because fake news can spread rapidly among them. According to an article on Rappler titled “Why ...
PNP tracks associates of nabbed Indonesian terrorist ... MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) believes Indonesian terrorist Omar was not alone in traveling to the Philippines. ... Nag-serve siya ng one and a half years sa prison for crimes of terrorism sa Indonesia,” said Morales.

“Duterte is engaged in a wild anti-communist witch hunt under the guise of anti-terrorism,” Sison said, accusing his former student of scheming to silence progressives by tagging them as terrorists. “Duterte is truly the No 1 terrorist in the Philippines,” Sison said of Duterte's zeal for suppressing dissent.
PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao confirmed Mendoza's death to Rappler on Wednesday. Mendoza is regarded by many as the father of counter-terrorism investigation in the Philippines as he took part in a key intelligence work that foiled a terrorist plot to kill Pope John Paul II during ...
But it turns out that knocking them down in one spot means their battle-hardened fighters are showing up in surprising, new places — like the Philippines. The U.S. State Department has just added ISIS Philippines and six other Islamic extremist terrorist groups to the U.S. list of designated terrorists.
Joan Carling at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, in Lima, Peru, in 2013. This month she was included on a list of suspected terrorists in her native Philippines. Photo courtesy of Digital Democracy/Flickr. Anyone designated a terrorist in the Philippines can be subject to government monitoring of ...
MANILA (THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Australia has reassured the Philippines of its support in combating terrorism and offered to help the Duterte administration improve its law enforcement efforts, according to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. In a statement on ...
MANILA - The Philippines on Tuesday (March 13) received its first six military-grade drones purchased from the United States, as it steps up its efforts against Islamist militants believed to have regrouped just months after their defeat in the southern city of Marawi. The six drones - costing US$13.6 million ...
The “government hit list”, as it was called by Human Rights Watch, appears to stem from Duterte's signed proclamation that the Communist party of the Philippines (CPP), and its armed wing, the New People's Army, are terrorist groups, following the collapse of peace negotiations in December. Since then ...
Security officials said Abu Dar, reportedly the new leader of the terrorist group in Southeast Asia, has the capability, resources and connections to carry out attacks. Philippine military spokesman Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Datuin said authorities are "closely monitoring" Manila to ensure that terrorism does not ...
The Philippine government is putting at grave risk more than 600 people – among them a United Nations human rights expert and dozens of leftist activists – by labeling them as members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA). In a petition filed in ...
In a statement posted in its website, the the State Department said that it “has designated three ISIS-affiliated groups – ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Philippines, and ISIS-Bangladesh – as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and as Foreign Terrorist ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is validating reports that 23 armed groups in the country are now consolidating their forces under one name, "ISIS Philippines." ISIS Philippines is among the groups recently declared terrorists by the US State ...

Manila, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Philippine security forces warned today about the presence of about 300 terrorists linked to the Islamic State (IS) in the south of ... Maute and Abu Sayyaf are the most active terrorist groups on the island of Mindanao, where the aforementioned locality is located, the scene of an ...
The State Department applied legal standards such as asking if the groups "engage in terrorism that threatens the national security of the United States,” ... And so, it's a vital interest of the United States to ensure that a partner like the Philippines is protected from terrorist organizations like the Maute Group, ...
The battle for Marawi began after Philippine forces raided the house of Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a terrorist organization known as the Abu Sayyaf, which had ... Rohan Gunaratna, professor and Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of ...
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The arrest on Sunday (Feb 25) of the wife of slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Hir, or Marwan, has weakened the South-east Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), according to the Northern Mindanao police. Police ...
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Neo-JMB in Bangladesh and the Abu Sayyaf and Maute groups in the Philippines have been tagged as global terrorists, the State ... “Today's actions are a critical step in degrading ISIS's global network and denying its affiliates the resources they need to plan and carry out terrorist ...
Underscoring the so-called caliphate's growth outside of Iraq and Syria, the move targets ISIS affiliates in Bangladesh, Egypt, the Philippines, Somalia, Tunisia and West Africa. In addition, two of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's loyalists in Africa were named specially designated global terrorists. One of the jihadists, ...
Justice officials asked a court Wednesday to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing as terrorist groups. Padilla says despite the move, the rebels remain open to a resumption of stalled talks to peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging insurgencies.
MANILA: The Philippines on Wednesday (Feb 21) asked a court to declare the communist party and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), a terrorist organisation, dashing already faint hopes of a recovery in a tattered peace process. The petition before a Manila regional trial court seeks to formally ...
Malaysia's counter-terrorism police unit has arrested 10 people suspected to have helped terrorists enter the southern Philippines from Sabah. ... KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's counter-terrorism police have arrested 10 people - seven Filipinos and three Malaysians – for smuggling militants into the southern ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) — Authorities on Monday presented suspected foreign terrorist and his Filipina companion, who were arrested ... activities they were up to, but we will not lower our guard rather we will continue to mount proactive operations against terrorism," Dela Rosa said.
COMPLEX bilateral relations do not stop China and the Philippines from having a "positive and mutually-beneficial" ties, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, April 10. Duterte, in a speech at the opening rites of the Boao Forum in Asia, said the Philippines' bilateral arrangements with other nations ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) — President Rodrigo Duterte said China stands with the Philippines in its flagship campaign against illegal drugs ... at the height of the Marawi siege, China donated thousands of weapons worth some 50 million yuan ($7.35 million) to help fight the Maute terrorists.
With regard to the Philippines, she added, Australia has been working with Filipino officials for two years now on strengthening its legislation against terrorism. Because Philippine laws are not specific to terrorist acts, it has been harder to prosecute terrorists, Gorely noted. Under Philippine laws, she said, ...
According to Dela Rosa, the suspect came to the Philippines in August 2017 during the ASEAN Summit and the Marawi siege. Authorities have yet to determine the suspect's reason for travelling to Manila. Dela Rosa said the suspected terrorist will be deported back to Iraq as he is already overstaying in ...
MANILA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf have freed two Indonesian men who had been held hostage in the southern Philippines for more than a year, the military said on Saturday. A military report said the two victims were reportedly freed late Friday in an undisclosed village in ...
The Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in the Philippines from “Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines” to “Operation Pacific Eagle,” marking a new phase of counterterrorism efforts here and in the region. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the intensified US ...
Debris flies in the air as Philippine Air Force fighter jets bomb suspected locations of militants in the southern city of Marawi on June 9, 2017. Months after "neutralizing" the Daesh-linked militants, the Philippines is again on alert over fresh terror threats in the south. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) ...
ISLAMABAD: The 5th round of the Pakistan-Philippines Bilateral Policy Consultations was held in Islamabad today, where the Philippines appreciated Pakistan's role in the fight against terrorism and sacrifices rendered by it in this regard. According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan ...
MANILA, Philippines — The country faces a terrorist threat, and it's “coming in very fast,” with the warning issued by President Duterte himself. ... the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, is that in this matter of security against terrorism, it will be no quarters asked, no quarters ...
The Philippine military on Thursday warned of an influx of foreign terrorists into Mindanao, the second largest island of the country, in the guise of donors, tourists, and traders, just to name a few. Earlier, the military intelligence unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines reported that nearly 50 foreign ...
MANILA, Philippines — The government has monitored 48 foreign terrorists operating and recruiting in Mindanao, the military told the Supreme Court on ... He said that, last November, 15 terrorists from Indonesia and Malaysia entered Mindanao to augment the Maute terrorist group in Sarangani.
We are intensifying our monitoring on the south and as of now we cannot confirm the presence of foreign terrorist but there are homegrown terrorists there in the south we are sure of that,” said Lorenzana. The AFP for its part said that they are focusing on relatives of neutralized Maute fighters who may be ...
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is verifying reports from neighboring countries that foreign Islamic State (IS) terrorists have entered the southern part of the Philippines, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday. “That is what we have been finding out for now and we are trying to ...
MANILA, Philippines – The continuing presence of foreign terrorists remains a challenge in the Philippines months after its military defeated in Marawi City local armed groups linked with international terrorist network Islamic State (ISIS). At least one faction of the Maguindanao-based Bangsamoro Islamic ...
MANILA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Filipino couple have been beheaded by Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in a remote village on Basilan island in southern Philippines, a military official said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB), identified the victims as Abdurahim Kituh and his ...
The financing of terrorism involves several activities, including storing of finances, masking funding sources and developing infrastructure that are ... Experts say the threat of mobile payment systems being used by terrorist groups within the Philippines is rooted in the absence of a national ID system.
ayob-khan-terrorist PUTRAJAYA: Recruitment for terrorist activities in southern Philippines is still going on in Malaysia, a top counter terrorism official said. Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, Malaysian police's counter terrorism chief, said the recruitment of foreign fighters for southern Philippines would not end ...
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday cited numerous attacks made by Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) in ... designated or identified as a terrorist, as one who finances terrorism or a terrorist organization or group under the applicable United Nations Security ...
THE Philippines and Indonesia have vowed to mount joint efforts to combat terrorism and propagate moderate Islamic values in Southeast Asia through the ... The Philippines continues to run after terrorists, with President Duterte getting a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao from Congress.
MANILA, Philippines — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP) and its armed wing the New People's Army (NPA) have engaged in terrorist activities ... the CPP-NPA in November due to continuing rebel attacks and declared them as terrorists in the first step of a legal process to proscribe their group.
Using the latest advice from the UK Foreign Office (FO), it shows the countries where terrorists are “very likely” or “likely” to carry out attacks. .... The 2017 Global Terrorism Index recently named popular holiday destinations including Thailand, India, Philippines, Turkey and Egypt as among the top 20 riskiest ...
Bolstered by the recent visit of Trump to the Philippines who has promised and delivered increased in military funding to the Philippines, President Duterte has extended martial law on the whole island of Mindanao under the guise of war on terrorism and drugs and has launched a full-scale assault on ...
It was a busy year for the Armed Forces of the Philippines which found itself challenged on all fronts — insurgency, terrorism, natural disasters, and ... But the biggest and worst challenged met by the military in 2017 the Marawi siege, a five-month battle between government forces and Islamist terrorists.


 

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