Malacañang on Saturday (December 23) said it will step up efforts to explain the importance of martial law to the public after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found that majority of Filipinos disagree about its extension.
Malaysian police have detained 20 alleged Islamic militants, including a leading member of an Indonesian extremist group and others believed to be planning to fight in the strife-torn southern Philippines, authorities said Friday.
President Rodrigo Duterte has advised the media to wait for action in Mindanao as he warned about fresh terror threats in the region.
The government is no longer making a distinction between ISIS-inspired groups and the New People's Army as President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brought in a special guest on Friday to rally troops battling Islamic State followers in the south -- US action hero Steven Seagal.
Senator JV Ejercito is supportive of the plan of the military to seek a "second" extension of martial law in Mindanao to full address the remaining security threat in the region.
The government had spent an estimated P4 billion in the five-month battle to liberate Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute Group terrorists.
Philippine troops were Tuesday hunting down a Malaysian militant tipped to take over as the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, after the killing of the organisation's former leader.
Malaysian police said Saturday they have detained four locals and four foreigners suspected of militant activities, the latest arrest of alleged Islamic extremists in the Muslim-majority country.
President Rodrigo Duterte has cleared the Chinese government of involvement in the Bamboo Triad which he claims to be the primary source of the drugs coming into the Philippines.
At least seven members of the Abu Sayyaf who were arrested in Malaysia following raids in Kuala Lumpur may have been plotting to disrupt the Southeast Asian Games there, police said.
The head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said the Philippines is yet to receive a formal notice from the United States of its reported plan to conduct airstrikes in the besieged Marawi City and noted that such proposal, if any,…
The fight against terrorism is far from over even if the conflict in Marawi City is nearing its end.
The government is strongly committed to rebuilding Marawi City and making it more vibrant and progressive than before.
Islamist militants in the Philippines have beheaded seven local loggers they kidnapped last week in their stronghold in the strife-torn south, police said Monday.
Western governments are warning their citizens against travelling to nearly all of the southern third of the Philippines, citing the rising threats of terror attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants.
Government troops are determiend to put an end to the Maute terror grop once and for all, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza said over the weekend.
As of Saturday afternoon, the number of military personnel killed in the ongoing efforts to clear Marawi City of remaining Maute Group terrorists has reached 105.
President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to eat the livers of Abu Sayyaf members after they beheaded two Vietnamese hostages in Basilan.
Senator Chiz Escudero wants the P20 billion trust fund for soldiers and policemen be made available to all troop who saw action in the frontlines—be it in the Marawi City siege or previous armed conflicts with rebel groups.