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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, ...


 

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