The head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday said they have not monitored any terrorist ‘sleeper cell’ in Metro Manila as he sought to allay public fear stoked by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Mindanao.
‘Considering the network and alliance-building activities among terrorist groups, local criminals, and lawless armed men, the siege of Marawi City is a vital cog in attaining their long-standing goal: absolute control over the entirety of Mindanao,” Duterte said in his report to Congress.
Former senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. has urged the Sandiganbayan to revisit its ruling to allow the presentation of evidence on the alleged fictitious nature of the projects of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, as part of the trial for his plunder case over the pork barrel scam.
The government can justify President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao if it is challenged before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said on Friday.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao may ‘widen the scope of abuses’ under his administration, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.
Government officials on Friday revealed that foreign terrorists were involved in the clashes between the security forces and ISIS-inspired group.
Former President Fidel Ramos on Friday scored the presence of many government officials who joined President Rodrigo Duterte in his official visit to Russia, which was cut short, amid attacks by ISIS-inspired Maute Group.
Former President Fidel Ramos on Friday said there is ‘failure of organization” in the government of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Government prosecutors are planning to ask the Supreme Court (SC) to create special courts which would handle current and future cases against the Maute group.
Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Friday scored the supposed ‘complacency” of the government in responding to the clashes with the ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City.