Philippines: Westmincom on guard against suicide bombings

The Islamic State-inspired Abu Sayyaf group and foreign militants that are with them are planning more suicide bombings after their June 28 attack in Sulu, the chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said Monday. “So we have monitored that Read More …

Philippines: Training on recognizing explosive ordnance ends with 36 graduates

Safety and security is everyone’s concern. With several news reports of bomb threats and bombing incidents nationwide, including the confiscation of improvised explosive devices (IED) from several alleged communist members nabbed in Central Visayas, there is a serious need for Read More …

AFP, PNP: Filipino suicide bomber behind Sulu attack

This is the first officially confirmed case of a suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by a Filipino, and marks an escalation in terror tactics by local extremists The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police Read More …

Kenyan Aviation Student Arrested with Explosives at a Hotel in the Philippines

A Kenyan aviation student was on Tuesday arrested in the Philippines with bomb-making materials. Philippine News Agency reported that Cholo Abdi Abdullah was nabbed at Rasca Hotel in Iba, Zambales, a province in the northwest of the Philippines. The country’s Read More …

Shooting, grenade explosion, IED discovery recorded in parts of Mindanao since Sunday

The military Monday said that a series of election-related incidents were recorded in some parts of Mindanao over the last 24 hours. The latest election-related incident took place in Poblacion Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS), Maguindanao, when a blast caused Read More …

Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the Read More …