Western Mindanao, Philippines Newswire

Western Mindanao, Philippines Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Western Mindanao, Philippines.

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  1. 6 ASG bandits killed in Sulu, Basilan clashesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Manila Bulletin

    Six suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed and 11 soldiers wounded in the continuing military offensive in the provinces of Sulu and Basilan yesterday. Major Filemon Tan, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command , said the figure was based on the cadavers recovered by the Joint Task Forces under Western Mindanao Command.

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  2. 6 cops in Zambo del Norte receive 'Medalya ng Kagalingan'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    THE Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula awarded Medalya ng Kagalingan to six policemen assigned in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte for having demonstrated exemplary performance while in the line of duty. Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre, Officer in charge-Regional Chief Directorial Staff, named the awardees as the following: Chief Inspector Joseph Maulad, Senior Police Office 2 Marlon Patulot, SPO1 Dexter Descallar, Police Officer 3 Samuel Buban, PO2 Florencio Carino and PO2 Victor Dubal.

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  3. 6 Abu Sayyafs killed, 11 soldiers wounded in clashesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    SIX Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed while 11 soldiers were wounded as clashes broke out while government offensive continues in the provinces of Basilan and Sulu, a military official said on Friday, July 29. Major Filemon Tan, Jr., Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said the first clash broke out in Basilan around 6:30 a.m. at Hill 490 in the village of Poblacion, Tipo-Tipo municipality. Tan said the two slain bandits, whose cadavers were recovered, were followers of Abu Sayyaf Group leader Radzmil Jannatul alias Abu Khubayb.

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  4. ZAMBOANGA. Department of Health- Zamboanga Peninsula (Western...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    ZAMBOANGA. Department of Health- Zamboanga Peninsula personnel hold bloodletting on Friday as part of the activities marking the 57th anniversary of the agency.

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  5. 6 Abu Sayyaf Members Killed, 11 Soldiers Injured In Southern Philippine SkirmishesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    Six members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed while 11 government's soldiers were injured in separate skirmishes in southern Philippine provinces of Basilan and Sulu on Friday morning, China's Xinhua news agency reported local authorities as saying. Two Abu Sayyaf members were killed in a firefight with soldiers from the Joint Task Force Basilan at Hill 490, barangay Poblacion in Tipo-tipo town in Basilan, said Filemon Tan, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ' Western Mindanao Command.

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  6. 2 soldiers, 1 civilian employee positive for drug useRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun-Star

    THE military's Western Mindanao Command disclosed that two soldiers and a civilian employee were found positive for use of illegal drugs in a mandatory drug test the command initiated. Lieutenant General Mayoralgo Dela Cruz, Wesmincom chief, said the drug test was conducted Thursday by the Armed Forces of the Philippines through the Task Force Moses at the gymnasium of Camp Basilio Navarro that house in the Wesmincom headquarters.

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  7. ZAMBOANGA. Two soldiers proudly show they are drug-free after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun-Star

    ZAMBOANGA. Two soldiers proudly show they are drug-free after undergoing mandatory drug test on Thursday initiated by the Western Mindanao Command.

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  8. The rise of world-class PinoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Manila Bulletin

    We always wondered why it would take an Irish named Mike Grogan to write a book "The Rise of the Pinoy" to tell the world Filipinos are "world-class." Grogan traveled through Europe, Africa and America and left his lucrative profession there to stay in the Philippines.

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  9. Pope appoints new Kidapawan bishopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Sun-Star

    Since 2006, Bagaforo was the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, which is also the year of his Episcopal ordination. Before becoming a bishop, Bagaforo was president of Notre Dame of Tacurong College and vicar general of the Archbishop of Cotabato.

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  10. Philippine Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 5 sailors, Malaysia saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | The Daily Star

    In this handout photo taken on July 21, 2016 and released by the Presidential Photographers Division , Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presides at a command conference at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City , in southern island of Mindanao, after visiting nearby province of Basilan.

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  11. City honors Zamboangue o athletesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Sun-Star

    THE Zamboanga City Government recognized Monday, July 25, the achievements of 10 athletes who brought honor and fame not only to this city but to the entire country as well. City Hall Information Officer Belen Sheila Covarrubias said the Zamboanga delegates won three golds, six silvers, and three bronze medals during the 10th World Taekwondo Culture Expo held from July 14 to 19 in Muju, South Korea.

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  12. DSWD registers 364,723 poor households in Western MindanaoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Sun-Star

    DSWD Regional Director Araceli Solamillo said the result was based on the Listahanan assessment in the entire region that was conducted in 704,872 household or 3,124,216 individuals. She added that 59,485 families representing 16.31 percent of the 364,723 poor households live in urban barangays while 305,238 or 83.69 percent stay in rural barangays.

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  13. Old presidential yacht might morph into a floating hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Manila Bulletin

    Since there are no buyers for the 57-year-old presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo, President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to convert it into a floating hospital to be deployed in conflict-torn areas in the country. Duterte initially planned to sell the yacht and use the proceeds to upgrade the country's hospital facilities and improve the welfare of war veterans.

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  14. Generosity beyond boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Manila Bulletin

    No matter where they are in the world, Filipinos leave a mark because of their remarkable values. Aside from their hard work and resilient spirit, they are also known for their readiness to always lend a helping hand.

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  15. Duterte to crush urban terrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Manila Bulletin

    Apart from addressing the illegal drug trade, the Duterte administration is stepping up the campaign against "urban terrorism" that has placed the country in a bad light. President Duterte has bared plans to tap more soldiers and policemen to put an end to terrorist activities which he claimed have embarrassed the government for far too long.

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  16. 10-hour power interruption set in ZamboangaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Sun-Star

    THERE will be a 10-hour power interruption from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in Zamboanga city. This was announced by the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative to facilitate the transmission line maintenance at structure numbers 23-D, 34-HS and 50-HT along the Pitogo-Tumaga 69 kilovolts line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines .

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  17. Duterte admin steps up campaign against urban terrorismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Manila Bulletin

    Apart from addressing the illegal drug trade, the Duterte government is stepping up the campaign against "urban terrorism" that has placed the country in a bad light. President Rodrigo Duterte has bared plans to tap more soldiers and policemen to put an end to terrorist activities which he claimed have embarrassed the government for far too long.

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  18. Duterte: Pay hike among police, military will take effect this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Sun-Star

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has assured the state forces that his promised increase of their salaries will be felt within this year. "I'd like to tell you that we will go ahead with the [salary] increases of the soldiers of the police and the militarya This will take effect this year," the President told the troops of Western Mindanao Command during their meeting on Thursday afternoon in Zamboanga City.

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  19. Maguindanao leaders assure all out support for Pres. Duterte's peace program, anti-drug driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Manila Bulletin

    Maguindanao local officials are expected to assure President Duterte of their commitment to the Mindanao peace process and his relentless campaign against illegal drugs when the first Mindanaon president meet with Moro leaders, led by Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is welcomed by officers of the Western Mindanao Command during his arrival at Edwin Andrews Airbase in Zamboanga City on July 21. / Mangudadatu said security preparations are in place for Duterte's first ever visit to Buluan, the capital of the province.

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  20. PRO 7 officials Derilo, Ylanan, Albotra, Siclot, Sanchez moved outside regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Sun-Star

    The reliefs of Superintendents Rex Derilo, George Ylanan, Rodolfo Albotra, Teofilo Siclot, and Marvin Sanchez followed the transfers of 29 cops to other units outside PRO 7. Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said they implemented the transfers to stop some officers who were reportedly engaged in illicit activities, including the illegal drug trade. "To those policemen who were transferred to other regions, remember you swore to become a member of the Philippine National Police, willing to be assigned anywhere in the Philippines.

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