Five years after Mamasapano raid, ‘Marwan’ protégés remain elusive

Five years after Mamasapano raid, ‘Marwan’ protégés remain elusive

During the raid to capture Marwan, several high value targets were able to slip away. Among them was Salahuddin Hassan, who is said to be among the key leaders of Al-Khobar Group, which has been tagged as behind bombing and extortion activities in Central Mindanao region. Aside from Hassan, other HVTs who were able to slip away were foreign militants Malaysian Amin Baco and Singaporean Muhammada Ali Abdul Rahiman, also known as Muawiyah.

DeliMaa, dili mao…

DeliMaa, dili mao…

Then Commission on Human Rights chair Leila De lima accompanied the members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) on July 11, 2009 to exhume a suspected ‘mass grave’ of the alleged victims of summary execution in Maa, Davao City. The site is inside a...
Some farmers say they didn’t know about the rally

Some farmers say they didn’t know about the rally

KIDAPAWAN CITY – “Can you ask her to wait for me for a few days? I will be coming home soon, maybe Thursday or Friday but it would depend if the problem  here would be solved ,” said Lita Lamada, who was talking to her husband in  Ilonggo  over the phone when this...
Last Interview with Commander Parago

Last Interview with Commander Parago

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – “Karon, di na gyud ko padakop nila nga buhi” (I wouldn’t let them capture me alive this time), Leoncio Pitao, popularly known by his nom de guerre Commander Parago, told MindaNews in an interview in the hinterlands of Paquibato...

Carry That Weight

Soldiers and miners carry one of the bodies retrieved from the landslide site in Barangay Napnapan, Compostela Valley on Friday, January 7, 2012. At least 40 persons are confirmed dead while 41 others are believed to be missing after a landslide hit a gold rush site...