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Philippines seeks South Korea warship donation. The Philippines has asked South Korea to donate a decommissioned warship to Manila, the defence department said Thursday, to help them patrol their waters and perform counter-terrorism operations.
KOTA KINABALU - The much-anticipated signing of a joint naval patrol of the Sulu and Sulawesi seas involving Malaysia, Indonesia and The Philippines has been rescheduled to May, Malaysia Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said on ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) - Defense exchanges, collaborating against terrorism, and the campaign against illegal drugs are on the agenda of talks between Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday.
But as the United States has expanded its often shadowy global fight against terrorism, a secretive fleet of small transport planes has become a vital tool in those operations.
The mayor said the TFK will also focus on domestic anti-terrorism efforts in support of President Rodrigo Duterte's nationwide counter-terrorism thrusts. religious extremists are known for preying on members of the business communities for extortion ...
... of Immigration had dispatched a team to Davao to identify the Indonesian passport found by military officers during a military campaign to bombard Abu Sayyaf and Maute terrorist groups in Piagapo town in the southern Philippines that reportedly ...
Efforts are ongoing to detect foreigners or Arab-looking personalities out to support local terrorists groups in Lanao Del Sur and other parts of the country.
(CNN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for boasting about outrageous violence, but on Monday he went full Hannibal Lecter.
Duterte's eye-popping comments came after members of the jihadist militant group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) clashed with Philippines government troops on the tourist island of Bohol earlier this month. In separate attacks ... Addressing students, coaches ...
The armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) warned Abu Sayyaf bandits that they would suffer the same fate as their fallen brigands who were slain by government forces during a series of encounters in Bohol.
Several Philippine soldiers, two civilians, and at least four militants including an alleged leader of the terror group Abu Sayyaf were killed in clashes on Tuesday - before terrorists could carry out a kidnapping and bombing plot. Duterte warned: "If ...
MANILA, Philippines - Manholes were sealed, speed bumps removed, and jails holding suspected terrorists raided as part of security preparations for the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) summit this week.
MANILA- The 33rd Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) joint military exercises between The Philippines and the United States will proceed next month, the United States Embassy in Manila said Monday.
The police officer who was suspected of helping the fleeing Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Inabanga, Bohol will be dismissed from the service.
government forces have killed dozens of Daesh-linked Maute terrorists in a series of clashes in Central Mindanao, according to the military on Monday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whom Donald Trump invited to the White House during a friendly chat back in December, has bragged that no matter what terrible things terrorists might do to people, he can absolutely one-up them, brutality-wise.
The armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) said that intense firefight between government troops and a local terrorist group erupted in Lanao del Sur over the ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine President has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops.
Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in May last year on a promise to battle illegal drugs, corruption and terrorism. Picture: AFP.
It's also true that the consequent travel advisories issued by several foreign governments are leading to cancellations of travel bookings to The Philippines from some of the country's top tourism markets. The government will have to show decisive ...
At least four militants from Philippines terrorist group Abu Sayyaf are killed in a gun battle with security forces close to where Association of South-East Asian ...
MANILA - So that The Philippines will not become the next ISIS Wilayah (territory or province), the Department of National Defense (DND) has ordered all military intelligence units to intensify their operations against the terrorists and their ...
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop underscored those rising threat perceptions when she said earlier this month that Canberra is concerned that "ISIS may well seek to declare a caliphate in the southern Philippines" - a known goal of the ...
... force in Coron composed of personnel from the Philippine navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, the Philippine Air Force and the national police has been activated, while sea, air and land assets have been deployed to patrol possible entry points by ...
Despite the absence of any attacks, Singapore is increasingly vulnerable to terrorism and is a potential target for transnational militant groups from neighbouring countries, insider threats, and returning foreign fighters to the region.
armed forces of the Philippine Western Command (WESCOM) is now on heightened alert. The military command also activated Joint Task Unit Coron to make sure its area of responsibility is free from any terrorist activities. Joint Task Unit Coron is ...
government troops sent to combat members of the Abu Sayyaf in Barangay Napo, Inabanga town in Bohol. The Freeman, Jay Rommel Labra.
In its travel advisory, Canada urged its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution due to threats of terrorism and high level of crime in The Philippines. Earlier, the United States, Australia and the ... Last Tuesday, soldiers pounced on a group ...
Also, better for him to do away with his administration's unfinished business in The Philippines by engaging in the "focus areas" of the Maritime Coalition Forces, particularly "disrupting terrorism" and "reducing illegal activities." As the President ...
"We cannot conclude yet that this is an act of terrorism. We are looking at ... The Philippines is already on alert for sporadic terror attacks in the country, particularly in its southern parts, where the terrorist groups of Abu Sayyaf and Maute ...
This year's "Balikatan" exercises with American forces will focus mostly on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and counter-terrorists operations.
Philippine Air Force 220th Airlift Wing provided support during the Barangay Napo, Inabanga, Bohol crisis when members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group planned an attack, April 11, 2017. C-130, C-295 and F-27 aircraft were utilized to provide ...
A Kuwaiti man suspected to be a member of the Islamic State group was Friday deported by The Philippines to face charges at home, a Justice Department official said.
Abu Sayyaf Group leaders Berong Sariol alias Boy Master and Ben Saudi Dambong Sariol alias Boy Pangit together with 9 members surrendered, with their firearms, to Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi at the Marine Barracks Domingo Deluana in Barangay ...
MANILA - The Philippines on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack in Coptic churches Egypt on Palm Sunday, which killed at least 44 people.
The advice warned Australians to exercise a high degree of caution across the country because of the high threat of terrorist attack and high level of crime. Earlier advice warned that terrorists were planning kidnappings in areas frequented by ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - At least eight people were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle between Philippine forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on a central resort island, far from the extremists' southern jungle bases and in a region where the U.S ...
The advice warned Australians to exercise a high degree of caution across the country because of the high threat of terrorist attack and high level of crime. Earlier advice warned that terrorists were planning kidnappings in areas frequented by ...
DUMAGUETE CITY - Security forces in Negros Oriental and Siquijor were on heightened alert following intelligence reports that a group of terrorists were spotted near Cebu, where the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) meetings were held ...
Allen West stopped at The University of Alabama on Monday night to talk to students and members of the Tuscaloosa about various global and domestic issues concerning the United States, from terrorism to America's inner-cities. West, who is currently on ...
Bangkok: The United States has put a 26-year-old Malaysian man on a list of most wanted terrorists as Philippine troops intensify an offensive against violent jihadists in the southern Philippines. Malaysian police say that from an Islamic State base ...
... the drug scourge, particularly in intelligence information sharing and capacity building," Arribas said. He said The Philippines has been working on a cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the issues of security, anti-terrorism, combating transnational ...
government forces are now preparing for a possible assault to finish off or neutralize the suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels who are believed to be holed out in a house in the interior sub-village of Sitio Ibaya, Barangay Napo in Inabanga town, Bohol.
Australia has warned its citizens that terrorists may be planning kidnappings in the central Philippine provinces of Cebu and Bohol, as Philippine soldiers clashed with militants linked to Islamic State. Cebu City is the country's second largest city ...
Philippine media usually refers to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and similar groups in the southern Philippines as "bandits" rather than terrorists, jihadists, or militants. There is good reason for this. The lines between the criminal and terrorist ...
MANILA, Philippines - The embassy of Kuwait yesterday urged the government to immediately deport its citizen Husayn al-Dhafiri, an alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorist who was arrested along with his Syrian wife Rahaf Zina in Taguig last month. In a ...
"President Duterte will be meeting with the heads of state of the three countries during his week-long trip from April 10 to 16," said a statement posted on the website of the Philippine President. Besides the Kingdom, Duterte will also visit Qatar and ...
"Today the new challenge of terrorism has emerged,"Klecheski said. "We must also remember the importance of standing together as what The Philippines and the United States have done for many decades," he added. Last Thursday, Justice Secretary ...
Kantner's execution marks a recent surge in terrorist operations by the Abu Sayyaf, following the two dozen splinter groups pledging themselves to ISIS under Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the self-appointed IS Philippines. Despite this, public ... While ...


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