Philippines: Man arrested after 53 sacks of explosive chemicals, bomb-making materials seized

Police arrested a man and seized a large volume of explosive chemicals and materials for bomb-making during a raid Saturday morning in an island town of Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay, according to official. Col. Albert Larubis, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office Read More …

Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf bombers killed in Zambo offshore encounter

Police intercepted a pumpboat speeding towards Zamboanga City at daybreak this morning with an Abu Sayyaf team on board believed to be on a bombing mission, resulting in the death of three extremist militants. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Read More …

Philippines: Troops overrun NPA lair in Zambo Sur town

The continued use of the improvised explosive device (IED) by New People’s Army terrorists show that “they don’t value human rights”, a military official said Monday. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, commander of the 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB), issued the statement Read More …

Philippine Police Catch Suspected Abu Sayyaf Bomb Expert

An alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert involved in an audacious attack at the House of Representatives that killed seven people in 2007, including a congressman, has been arrested in a raid in the southern Philippines, police said Friday. The suspect, Read More …

Philippines: NPA firearms, IED recovered after Zambo Sur clash

Government troops recovered an improvised explosive device (IED), high-powered firearms, and other war materiel following a clash against a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Zamboanga del Sur, officials said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Manaros Boransing, the Army’s 97th Read More …