Tag: Mindanao

  • Philippines’ Duterte to Lift Martial Law in Mindanao By End of Year

    December 10: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in Mindanao by the end of the year, his spokesperson has announced, signalling an end to the controversial May 2017 […]

  • Philippines Coast Guard Deploys New Fast Patrol Boat to Southwestern Mindanao

    March 30: The Philippine Coast Guard has deployed one of the 4 newly acquired French Fast Patrol boats to southwestern Mindanao. Customs Commissioner Ret. Gen. Leonardo Rey Guerrero said BRP […]

  • Shipment of Bomb-Making Components Intercepted in Sulu Sea

    March 15: Philippine Marine troops have intercepted a shipment of bomb-making components at the Sulu Sea, military officials said Friday. Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson, Col. Gerry Besana, said the […]

  • PCG guards for Moro Gulf

    Additional security boost for transits. PCG sea marshals deployed aboard ships going to Mindanao By Raymund Antonio Sea marshals from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have been deployed aboard shipping […]

  • ASG attack thwarted

    Crew poured boiling water over attackers. Abu Sayyaf foiled in bid to hijack cargo ship By Manolo B. Jara MANILA: Members of the Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group were foiled […]

  • Duterte confirms Daesh grip

    Threat of maritime terrorism persists. Duterte confirms Daesh grip on Mindanao By Manolo B. Jara MANILA: President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte confirmed that Daesh extremists in the Middle East have gained […]

  • ASG men arrested

    Men arrested shortly after reports of suspicious approach against fishing vessel. Philippine Navy apprehends six ASG men in Sulu waters By Francis Wakefield The Philippine Navy through the Naval Forces […]

  • AFP training ops

    Concerns terrorists could flee using sea routes. Philippine navy, air force conduct joint maritime drill to improve interoperability Editor: Song Lifang The Philippine Navy and Air Force have began a […]

  • SE Asia’s lawless waters

    Daesh fighter influx threatens region. Lawless waters test Southeast Asian nations in fight against Islamic State By Kanupriya Kapoor Militants, pirates, drug traffickers, gun runners – the waters between Borneo […]

  • CG to secure PH waters

    The order, called by transport secretary Arthur Tugade, is a response to the security scare springing from the continuing crisis in Marawi. Security intensified over PH waters in light of […]