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Aquino: US role in ’Oplan Exodus’ limited to equipment

Former President Benigno Aquino III has denied speaking to any American about the January 2015 covert police operation known as “Oplan Exodus” but admitted the United States has been assisting the country in certain operations.

Who killed Usman? AFP now says it’s MILF

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has backtracked on its earlier story claiming government forces killed wanted Filipino terrorist Abdul Basit Usman and now credits the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for his death. Armed Forces…

MILF takes credit for Usman’s death but rejects bounty

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has claimed it is behind the killing of Filipino terrorist Abdul Basit Usman while he was being escorted by some of the group’s members to the MILF central command in Maguindanao. According to MILF chief…

Ad Hoc panel chair credits MILF for getting Usman

THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has made a believer out of House Ad Hoc Panel chair Rep. Rufus Rodriguez as far as who should be acknowledged for the death of notorious terrorist Abdul Basit Usman is concerned. "What I tend to…

Usman killed while listening to Pac-May fight on radio

It’s no coincidence that Filipino terrorist Abdul Basit Usman was killed on the same day Manny Pacquiao fought the greatest bout of his life. In fact, it’s the wait for Pacquiao’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. that enabled gvernment…

Terrorist Usman dead, Palace confirms

Abdul Basit Usman, the Filipino aide of Malaysian expert bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, was killed in an encounter with the military Sunday in Maguindanao, Malacañang has confirmed. "According to AFP field operatives, terror…

House politiko still not over MILF dishonesty

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano is still smarting over the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) display of supposed "bad faith" when the rebel faction chose not to be truthful regarding wanted terrorist Abdul Basit Usman's whereabouts prior to…

Chiz doubtful of MILF’s role in Usman’s death

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero isn’t too quick to give the Moro Islamic Liberation Front credit for their reported role in killing wanted Filipino terrorist Abdul Basit Usman. Escudero said that while the MILF’s reported participation…

Drilon, Madani: Mamasapano clash separate from BBL

The bloody Mamasapano clash was not discussed during Senate President Franklin Drilon’s meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Iyad bin Ameen Madani Monday as the two claimed it should not be a hurdle in…

Aquino showers more perks for SAF

Following the tragic death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) in Mamasapano, President Benigno Aquino III has pledged to boost the equipment and resources of the police elite force. This was one of the promises made by Aquino during his…

Iqbal pins blame on SAF for Mamasapano clash

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has blamed the Special Action Force (SAF) troopers tasked to nab wanted terrorists for the clash that occurred in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Jan. 25. Iqbal said the…

Del Rosario snubs Senate hearing on Mamasapano clash

Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario will not show up at the resumption of the Senate hearings today on the Mamasapano clash that left 44 Special Action Force troopers dead last Jan. 25. In a letter dated February 20 to Senator Grace…

Government determined to recover SAF guns from BIFF

The government is determined to retrieve the firearms seized by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) from the Special Action Force (SAF) troopers killed in the Mamasapano clash last Jan. 25. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson…