Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

3 hours ago

Duterte is safe from BIFF, says army spox

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Duterte is safe from BIFF, says army spox

The threats against President Rodrigo Duterte’s life issued by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters are merely “desperate” statements meant to divert public attention from the setbacks suffered by the group in their stronghold of Maguindanao, said Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Commander and Martial Law Spokesperson for Mindanao, Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay.

1 day ago

BREAK OF FAST

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BREAK OF FAST

Members of the Moro communities in Barangay 23-C Mini Forest in Davao City partake in the prepared food for the Iftar, the meal shared by Muslims after a day of fasting on Thursday, June 22. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

2 days ago

ANTI-TERROR MOVES

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ANTI-TERROR MOVES

Committee on Rules Chairperson Councilor Bernard Al-ag and Committee on Peace and Public Safety Chairperson Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr., listen to inputs by the military and police during the joint committee hearing of two ordinances meant to beef up security measures in response to the ongoing Marawi siege (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

2 days ago

REQUEST

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REQUEST

Operations Officer of the 11th Regional Community Defense Group Lieutenant Colonel Noli Kanashiro says they need the requested 20-hectare army reservation inside the campus of the University of the Philippines Mindanao in Barangay Mintal, Davao City as they expect an influx of Reserve Officers Training Corps (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

2 days ago

Militia involved in Lumad school attack now in Army’s custody

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Militia involved in Lumad school attack now in Army’s custody

A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit who fired at the Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center in Sitio Nasilaban, Barangay Palma Gil in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte is currently in the custody of the 1003rd Infantry Brigade on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.

3 days ago

CAFGU member fires at Lumad school in Talaingod

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CAFGU member fires at Lumad school in Talaingod

“Please rescue me, karon na” (right now). This was the frantic text message sent by teacher Ramel Miguel to Ricky Balilid, moments after the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center in Sitio Nasilaban, Talaingod, Davao del Norte was fired upon by a certain Rodel Buntanlog on Tuesday, 10 am.

1 week ago

CAFGUS

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CAFGUS

The 85 newly graduated Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit – Active Auxiliary 2 execute a snappy salute during their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 14 at the Task Force Davao headquarters in Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)