Philippines raises concern over terrorists’ use of landmines

The Philippines called for the strengthening of a normative framework under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) to address the continued use of mines by armed non-state actors. Signed in 1997, the APMBC, otherwise known as the Mine Ban Treaty, Read More …

Philippines: Bomb components discovered anew in Northern Samar

Police recovered on Friday, November 20, another raw materials used in the manufacturing of improvised explosive device (IED) in San Antonio, Northern Samar. Colonel Arnel Apud, director of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO), said they are doing “incessant intelligence Read More …

Philippines: Bombing plot foiled in Sulu

A bombing attempt in Jolo, Sulu was prevented after a concerned netizen reported an improvised explosive device (IED) made allegedly by a local terrorist, the military said Friday. The IED, which was sealed with coconut leaves, is believed to be Read More …

Philippines arrests woman suspected of planning suicide attack

An Indonesian woman suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack in the southern Philippines was arrested on Saturday in a pre-dawn raid, the military said. The arrest comes less than two months after 15 people were killed and 74 others Read More …

Philippines: Police discover another bomb-making facility in Northern Samar

Police discovered another abandoned manufacturing site for improvised explosive devices (IED) in the island town of San Antonio, Northern Samar following extensive intelligence gathering in the area. The 1st Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company led by Major Edwin Oloan Read More …

Phillipines: 5 landmines buried in village trail recovered

Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the New People’s Army were recovered by soldiers of the 701st Infantry Brigade in Sitio Cambaugo, Barangay Rajah Cabungsuan, Municipality of Lingig, Surigao del Sur. Maj. Alex Alod, the civil-military operations officer of Read More …

Philippines: Troops discover IED factory in Maguindanao

Philippine troops uncovered last Friday an improvised explosive device (IED) factory while on a combat clearing mission in Maguindanao. In a news release on Sunday, the military said the troops form the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion uncovered the factory in Read More …

Philippines: 3 soldiers wounded in Maguindanao blast

Three soldiers were wounded in a bomb explosion Thursday while clearing an area occupied by pro-Islamic State militants in the restive Philippine province of Maguindanao, officials said. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Joint Task Force Central, said the Read More …