Category Archives: bombing

Primary suspect in GenSan blast arrested

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 21 Sept) – Police have arrested the primary suspect in the bomb attack in front of a lying-in clinic along the national highway here on Sunday that left eight people wounded. Senior Supt. Oliver Enmodias, deputy regional director for operations of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said in a press conference […]

Police files charges vs 13 BIFF members on Isulan blast

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sep) – Police have filed double murder and multiple frustrated murder charges against 13 leaders and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in connection with the Sept. 2 bomb blast in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat that killed two persons and injured 12 others. Chief Supt. Eliseo […]

GenSan’s Tuna Festival to open amid tight security

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August) – It’s all systems go for the city’s famed 2018 Tuna Festival that will formally open on Saturday, Sept. 1, amid heightened security measures. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Thursday they have finalized the necessary preparations for the “bigger and grander” festivity, which is expected anew to draw thousands […]

PNP tightens security as NorthCot celebrates Kalivungan Festival

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 30 Aug) – Authorities here have tightened security measures to ensure safety of local tourists, visitors, and residents while they watch and participate in any activity during the Cotabato province’s Kalivungan Festival following the deadly blast in nearby Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, provincial director of the Cotabato Police […]

Military vows to crush BIFF in wake of deadly blast

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/29 Aug) – Military operations against the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Central Mindanao will continue until they could be paralyzed from carrying out terroristic activities, authorities vowed on Wednesday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, issued the pronouncement as he blamed the BIFF for Tuesday night’s […]

BIFF behind Isulan blast, says Army

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – The military has blamed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for the bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Tuesday night that claimed the lives of two people and injured 35 others. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said there was no doubt that the BIFF was […]

Isulan IED targets Army personnel – police

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 29 Aug) – Police hinted that the deadly bomb that exploded Tuesday night in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat was intended for Army personnel deployed along the Isulan-Tacurong highway. Chief Insp. Celestino Daniel, of the Isulan PNP, said a military truck where several soldiers were onboard was the actual target of the improvised explosive […]

Isulan blast

Medical personnel at the Sultan Kudaralt Provincial Hospital attend to the injured in the  8:34 p.m. blast along the national highway in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat on 28 August 2018. One person was killed while at least 33 others were injured. The town is celebrating its 61st anniversary. Photo courtesy of JULS BUNDA   Read […]

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 […]