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Army Sergeant Gunned Down by RIT in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A motorcycle-riding in tandem gunned down an Army sergeant in Davao City on Thursday morning, the military said. The killing took place in Toril district, Davao City – Sergeant Allan Madrid sustained a gunshot wound to the ride side of his head, killing him instantly. Spokesperson…



Tanim-bala scam: Wheelchair-bound couple framed with planted ammunition

An airport wheelchair pusher at Manila’s NAIA airport attempted to pull off the well-known ‘tanim-bala’ (planted bullet) scam on an elderly couple travelling to Los Angeles. The attendant demanded 50,000 pesos from Salvacion and Esteban Corbista as they were about to board their Korean Air flight to California. The couple obviously denied attempting to…


Power Lines in Cotabato Bombed, Again

COTABATO, Philippines – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reported that two of its multi-million power transmission towers in the town of Carmen, North Cotabato were bombed again on Tuesday. Posted on the company Facebook page, towers #95 and #96 were damaged by explosions – the 138-kV transmission lines…



NPA Take 5 Davao City Cops Hostage, Seize Guns, Several Hurt

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Suspected New People’s Army guerillas staged a series of attacks in the hills on the border of Davao City, taking with them at least five policeman as hostages including a senior official. The attack came after NPA rebels harassed a government militia detachment in Sitio quiman-anao,…


Davao has highest murder and second highest rape figures in Philippines

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has released figures that show the crime figures of the nation’s top 15 Chartered Cities. According to the report, Davao City is apparently the murder capital of the Philippines with 1,032 murders, 71 higher than Quezon City, the largest city in the country. As for rape cases, Davao came in at second…


Abu Sayyaf Seize Four Indonesians in Southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Islamist militants seized four Indonesian crew of a tugboat in the southern Philippines on Friday night, the third attack on slow moving vessels in about a month, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as troops battled Muslim rebels on a nearby island. Major Filemon Tan said seven…