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Marawi priest and congregation taken hostage by islamic terrorists

A Catholic priest and churchgoers have been taken hostage by Islamic State-affiliated terrorists rampaging through Marawi City. Maute group gunmen forced their way into a cathedral and seized the Reverend Chito Suganob along with more than a dozen members of his congregation and staff. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the…






Prepare for the worst: Anti-terror exercise held on Boracay

Security teams conducted a simulated kidnapping raid on Boracay Island this weekend. Gunfire and explosions were heard on Saturday as the newly launched Joint Task Force Boracay prepared for the worst by conducting its first training exercise. In April, we reported how the Islamic State-affiliated Abu Sayyaf terror group launched…




Banning distracting religious trinkets “lacks common sense”, says church

A plan to ban dangling rosaries and other religious “distractions” from the dashboards of vehicles has prompted an outcry from the Catholic Church — which insists divine protection is essential on Philippine roads. The new rules were laid out in the Anti-distracted Driving Act, which mainly focused on the use of…