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Advocates ask Duterte to Punish Killers of Dutch Activist

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines – On the fourth death anniversary of Dutch activist Wilhelmus Geertman, those who knew him are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to help bring justice to those who killed him on July 3rd, 2012. Geertman was robbed and killed in the boundary region of Pampanga and Angeles City….


Kjartan Sekkingstad Pleads For His Life in Phone Call to Mindanao Radio

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Kjartan Sekkingstad, a Norwegian national, and the last of the Samal Island hostages, has plead for his life after the Abu Sayyaf made a phone call to DXRZ Radio Mindanao Network station in Zamboanga City Monday morning. Sekkingstad said “It’s very hard and dangerous to stay…


PNP Officer, Fake Army Colonel Arrested in Bogus Loan Scheme

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Last week a fake Army colonel and Army lieutenant were arrested by Philippine National Police after a tip off of their bogus loan scheme came to light. 58-year-old Carlos del Rosario, alias ‘Col. Procopio Magallanes Arciaga/Inspector Roy del Rosario, of Baras, Rizal and 65-year-old Bill Gamboa,…


Caloocan Raids Uncover Stash of Fake Motorcycle Parts

CALOOCAN CITY, Philippines – Caloocan City police, along with the Northern Police District raised six establishments in the city of Caloocan after a tip on the sale of fake motorcycle parts surfaced. Police said Eduardo Chua filed a complaint against several establishments on 10th Ave. and Rizal Ave. Ext. for…


Pakistan Fugitive Terrorist Suspect Arrested in Subic

SUBIC BAY, Philippines – A Pakistani fugitive, wanted for terrorism in his own country, was arrested in a joint operation with the help of the Bureau of Immigration in Subic on Saturday night. Arrested was 39-year-old Malik Muhammad Sharif, using the alias Sharif Ahmad, was arrested in Subic Bay Freeport…


Police Unearth Nearly 1-Billion Pesos of Shabu in Cagayan

CLAVERIA, Cagayan – Senior Superintendent Alberto Ferro, acting head of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group announced that police have dug up at least 180 kilograms of shabu in a resort in Calvaria, Cagayan on Sunday. Ferro told reporters that a drug dealer revealed the location of the shabu…


Body of Robert Hall Dug Up By Philippine Troops in Sulu

TALIPAO, Sulu – Villagers in the town of Talipao, near the Kamuntayan village in the provincial region of Sulu, let the Philippine military to the grave of Robert Hall. The military did not confirm the body was that of Hall’s but a source said the body was without its head,…


Baguio City Police Arrest Female Italian Expat for Mistaken Marijuana Plants

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Police have arrested a female Italian national who is suspected of growing marijuana plants on her veranda in Baguio City. Authorities did not release the name of the foreigner but said they confiscated six potted marijuana plants after ‘concerned citizens’ tipped them off. The Italian national…



ISIS chooses Abu Sayyaf chief to lead Southeast Asian Jihad

MANILA, Philippines – Isnilon Hapilon, leader and chief of the Abu Sayyaf’s al-Harakat al-Islamiyah in Basilan, has been named by Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, the caliph of ISIS, as the terror group’s “Emir” in Southeast Asia. Hapilon is now nominal leader of all jihadist groups in the region. In a recent video, Abu Abdulrahman…