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Mayor says he has no private army


A town mayor in Negros Occidental has warded off allegations that he maintains a private army, saying his men have licensed firearms.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Groups dare Robredo to dismantle Sulu militia

Civil society groups challenged Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to dismantle a Sulu militia that the groups said had become a private army of the province’s governor, Abdusakur Tan.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Members of private armed groups arrested in Zamboanga del Sur


Member of a private armed group in Zamboanga del Sur, who included a local barangay captain, were arrested and disarmed, police said Friday.

Posted: August 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PNP fears resurgence of private armies


The Philippine National Police is bracing for the resurgence of private armed groups as next year’s mid-term election draws near.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No private army in Bogo City’


BOGO City Mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez said the City of Bogo’s Anti-Criminality Task Force (CBACTF) is  an augmentation force in the city’s fight against crime and not a private army. In  the 888 News Forum last Tuesday, Martinez said CBACTF reinforced the limited number of policemen that monitors incidents of crime. Martinez said CBACTF members […]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »