Category Archives: bombing

UPDATE: Car bomb kills 11 in Basilan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 31 July) – A car laden with a powerful bomb exploded at a military checkpoint in Basilan province in the southern Philippines Tuesday morning, killing at least 11 persons, including five government troops, officials said. The deadly blast came less than a week after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law, […]

10 killed in van explosion in Basilan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – Ten persons were killed when a bomb exploded inside a van around 5:45 am at an Army checkpoint in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City in Basilan province. In a text message, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman said the van driver was among the fatalities. He said Army soldiers […]

Bombing Marawi

Smoke envelopes a portion of downtown Marawi City after a military chopper dropped three 200-lb bombs at noon on Wednesday (14 June 2017). Government forces and members of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group have been fighting for control of the city since M…

BIFF bomber killed in Maguindanao raid — military

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) – A suspected bomber of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters was killed in a joint operation by Army and police forces in Maguindanao early on Monday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division said Murad Ali was slain when police commandos and Army soldiers raided his hiding place in Barangay Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat town, Maguindanao. In […]

7 wounded in 2 explosions in Tacurong City

UPDATED TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Seven people, mostly policemen and soldiers, were wounded in two separate explosions in a gasoline station here along the national highway Monday evening. Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat provincial police chief, said two suspects were arrested by responding authorities but could not provide details yet as […]

7 wounded in 2 explosions in Tacurong City

UPDATED TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Seven people, mostly policemen and soldiers, were wounded in two separate explosions in a gasoline station here along the national highway Monday evening. Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat provincial police chief, said two suspects were arrested by responding authorities but could not provide details yet as […]

6 hurt in NorthCot roadside explosion

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – Six persons were wounded when a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) went off along the national highway in Aleosan, North Cotabato Wednesday night. Lt. Col. Edgar delos Reyes, commander of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion, confirmed that a roadside explosion took place in Sitio Dos, Barangay Pagangan national […]

6 hurt in NorthCot roadside explosion

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – Six persons were wounded when a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) went off along the national highway in Aleosan, North Cotabato Wednesday night. Lt. Col. Edgar delos Reyes, commander of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion, confirmed that a roadside explosion took place in Sitio Dos, Barangay Pagangan national […]

2 hurt in blast fronting church gate in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat; “pure terrorism,” says Cardinal Quevedo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /27 November) – Two persons were injured when a homemade bomb exploded in front of the gate of a Catholic church in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat province at around 6:30 a.m. at the end of the first mass on the first Sunday of Advent. “Pure terrorism,” Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, […]

Tight security imposed in Davao schools due to bomb rumors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – Tight security measures have been put in place in the wake of bombing rumors that forced the suspension of classes in six public schools in Davao City last week, a Department of Education official said Monday. In a chance interview, DepEd Region 11 spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said the Philippine National […]

Davao blast ‘the price we need to pay’ in Duterte’s war vs crime and drugs – traders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – Mindanao Business Council (MBC) president Vicente Lao said the Roxas Night Market blast was “the price we need to pay” while President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “waging this difficult but necessary war” against crime and drugs. “It will affect the business, especially the tourism sector. However, this is […]

Davao blast ‘the price we need to pay’ in Duterte’s war vs crime and drugs – traders

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sep) – Mindanao Business Council (MBC) president Vicente Lao said the Roxas Night Market blast was “the price we need to pay” while President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “waging this difficult but necessary war” against crime and drugs. “It will affect the business, especially the tourism sector. However, this is […]

Narco-politicians could be behind Friday blast at Roxas night market – PDEA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sep) – The Friday explosion at the Roxas Night Market that left 14 dead and 70 injured might be perpetrated by politicians publicly named by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his anti-illegal drugs campaign, Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11 director Adzar Albani said on Wednesday. Albani told a joint […]

From “lockdown” to “state of lawlessness” to “state of national emergency”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) – The verbal declaration early Saturday morning of, first a “lockdown,” then a “State of Lawlessness” nationwide following the explosion that killed 14 persons and injured 70 others at the Roxas night market in Davao City is now Proclamation No. 55, a two-page declaration of a “State of National […]

USEP campuses in Davao City get bomb threats

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) – Students of University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) went home Tuesday after classes were suspended due to bomb threats at its main campus in Barrio Obrero and its extension campus in Mintal. In a telephone interview, Davao City Police Office spokesperson Senior Insp. Catherine dela Rey said both campuses had been […]

Soldier hurt in Maguindanao roadside blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) — A soldier was injured in the head when suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters set off an improvised explosive device around 9:30am on Tuesday in Maguindanao, the Army said. Colonel Felicisimo Budiongan, commander of the 1st Mechanized brigade, said the soldiers were conducting morning foot patrol along the […]

13 dead, 63 injured in Davao City blast; Duterte declares “state of lawlessness” nationwide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 September) – Thirteen persons, including a 12-year old boy, were killed, three of them expiring at the hospital, while 63 others were injured in an explosion at the popular night market along Roxas Avenue here at around 9:50 p.m. Friday. Six hours later, while visiting the blast site, President Rodrigo Duterte […]