By Julie Alipala
The celebration of Eidl Fitr, the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast among Muslims, turned into a bloodbath on Monday when Abu Sayyaf bandits fired on two passenger jeepneys, killing 21 persons and wounding 11 others in the municipality of Talipao in Sulu Monday morning, the authorities said.
By Danilo Adorador III
The government and the National Democratic Front have agreed on a five-day ceasefire for the release of four policemen seized by communist rebels during an attack on a police station in the town of Alegria in Surigao del Norte on July 10, the provincial governor said Monday.
By Edwin Fernandez
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violating the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gear” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao.
By Nash B. Maulana
A mayor in Maguindanao has called on the national government to investigate a multimillion-peso road project under the Disbursement Acceleration Program which he described as the “worst road project” in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
By Julie S. Alipala
Four armed men abducted an 8-year-old daughter of a businessman in Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay, on Friday afternoon.