At least 18,000 protesters on Monday took to the streets in the Visayas in one of the biggest protests against President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the region in recent years.
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 Julie Alipala
, Liza Jocson
Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu freed one of their captives on Sunday after receiving P500,000 in ransom, the authorities and other sources said Monday.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violation of the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gears” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao province.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
A week after Typhoon “Glenda” hit Bicol, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has placed the damage to agriculture and agricultural infrastructure in the region at P3.74 billion, and still counting.