A suspected member of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed while five others were wounded in military air and artillery strikes Monday on suspected lairs in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.
While killing the hostage-taker on Monday, May 23, was a life-saving action, still, the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office (ZSPPO) has vowed to conduct a “fair and speedy investigation” to determine if the responding police team followed the police operational procedure in handling the hostage-taking incident.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., was officially declared on Wednesday, May 25, as the next president garnering 31 million votes in the 2022 national presidential elections while presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also won as vice president with 32 million votes.
The punishing heatwave that scorched India and Pakistan in March and April was made 30 times more likely by climate change, experts in quantifying the impact of global warming on extreme weather events said in a rapid-response report Monday.
An environmental watchdog group emphasized the importance of enforcing the country’s law on ecological solid waste management (ESWM) to prevent dengue cases from spiraling with the onset of the rainy season.
A Philippine provincial government has lifted a ban on open-pit mining, removing the final regulatory obstacle for a long-delayed copper and gold project in the country’s restive south, a senior official said Monday.