A POLICEMAN was killed when one of the three wanted persons he was about to arrest resisted and stabbed him in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official reported.
Zamboanga del Norte police director James Mejia said the incident took place around 5:50 a.m. Monday in the village of Tipan, Gutalac town.
JOINT police and military operatives have arrested a lawless group leader listed as the 16th most wanted person in the region, a police official announced Tuesday.
Talib Asaali, also known as Commander Talib and Saguksuk, was arrested in the village of Dalama, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay, the police said.
SOME P200,000 worth of helmet and trumpet shells were seized by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) operatives at the Zamboanga port.
Zamboanga Coast Guard Station commander Jomark Angue said the shipment of shells was intercepted around 6 a.m. Tuesday aboard a commercial ferry that just arrived from Jolo, Sulu.
A VILLAGE official died while three others were wounded in a collision between a motorcycle and trisikad in a remote village of Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte, a police official reported Tuesday.
Gutalac police officer-in-charge Manolo Echem said the mishap happened around 9:05 p.m. Monday in the village of San Isidro, Gutalac municipality.
AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) reported that an inter-agency task force has rescued eight human trafficking victims over the weekend in the province of Tawi-Tawi.
All of those rescued by the Bongao Anti-Trafficking Task Force were females, six of them aged 20 to 25 while two were 17 years old, according to PCTC-Western Mindanao field office head Chief Inspector Alvin Lorenzo.
AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was killed in a shootout with local policemen in Zamboanga City on Saturday.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the shootout happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday at an apartment along Saavedra Extension in the village of Sta. Maria.
GUNMEN have staged a highway robbery killing one and injured another in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said.
Four others, including two children, escaped unscathed, said Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca.
THE Department of Science and Technology and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) is conducting a joint media forum for Nutrition Communication Network (Nutricomnet) in Zamboanga Peninsula region.
Nutricomnet is a network of provincial and regional media practitioners as well as information officers of various agencies and institutions involved in food, nutrition, and health promotion.
A YOUNG man has killed his septuagenarian grandfather after an argument ensued when he asked money from the latter in a remote village of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.
The police said the incident took place around 7 a.m. Saturday in Barangay Gumpingan, Dumingag municipality.
THE police have activated a task group to investigate and file charges against perpetrators of the ambush-slay of two persons, including a former environment officer, in Zamboanga Sibugay, an official said Sunday.
Task Group "Balagot" was activated Saturday on the same day former Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Penro) Rodolfo Balagot, 55, and Joel Cañales were killed in an ambush.
THE Maritime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that it is hiring personnel to augment its present manpower as maritime law enforcers.
Regional Maritime Office (RMO)-Zamboanga Peninsula Director Superintendent Rollen Ariño said those who will be hired will comprise the command's Special Boat Unit (SBU) personnel.
SHOOTOUT ensued when policemen armed with a warrant raided and arrested an alleged drug pusher listed as the number one most wanted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
Sarippudin Taup, who is on top of the list of PDEA and the Provincial Intelligence Branch, was arrested following a brief shootout, the police reported Saturday.
HERE is a good news for those who wish to go abroad and work.
An official of the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that the Saudi Ministry of Health is in need of more than 3,000 medical workers for Saudi Arabia.
CITY Engineer Luis Vicente Despalo has appealed to the public to refrain from disposing trash on drainage so as not to clog the waterways of Zamboanga City.
Despalo made the appeal as his office is undertaking cleanup drive to ensure the drainage system, with the onset of the rainy season, works properly.
SEVENTEEN people were injured when a passenger van crashed to a tree along the Isabela-Lamitan highway in Basilan province, a Highway Patrol Group (HPG) official said.
Senior Police Officer 4 Arson Aripin, HPG-Basilan chief, said the incident took place around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the village of Ubit, Lamitan City.
TWO suspected drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation in an east coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported Friday.
Arrested were Alibon Sahibul, 19, and Aljaybar Samson, 27, according to Police Station 3 commander Senior Inspector Noel Lozano.
FIVE Zamboanga City-based farmer organizations, along with other groups, will represent Zamboanga Peninsula in the National Gawad Saka search, an official announced.
This as the five farmer groups won in the recently held Regional Gawad Saka search during the Regional Family Farm Forum (FFF) held in Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur province, according to Diosdado Palacat, city agriculturist.
MINDANAO policemen are set to improve their law enforcement capabilities especially on basic police operations, mid-level management, and crime scene preservation.
This is made possible through the International Criminal Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) of the United States Department of Justice.
A TOTAL of 6,113 individuals from Zamboanga Peninsula region and three nearby provinces were hired abroad since January 2013.
Marietta Bellotindos, of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said the employees were hired as professionals, clerks, service workers, sales workers, agricultural workers, operators and laborers.
POLICE authorities are eyeing a group of “small-time” drug syndicate as responsible in the bomb attack on a police station in the nearby Zamboanga Sibugay.
Zamboanga Peninsula Police Office spokesman Ariel Huesca said the incident was not the handiwork of terrorist group.
A WANTED person, who was arrested for the crime of murder, escaped from police custody while being transported for medication to a health center in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Thursday.
The escapee was identified as Concordio Adlawon, a resident of Ebarle village, Josefina municipality, who escaped around 1 a.m. Monday, the police said.
A FIRE razed seven commercial-residential establishments along Tugung Street, Isabela City in Basilan province Tuesday afternoon, a fire official reported Wednesday.
Inspector Dionisio Cayudang, Isabela City fire marshal, said the blaze broke out around 4:25 p.m., and rapidly engulfed the other establishments as the structures are all made of light materials.
THE City Government of Zamboanga and the Department of Education (DepEd) forged a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the creation of two new national high schools in the city.
Mayor Celso Lobregat and City Division of Schools officer-in-charge Pedro Melchor Natividad signed the MOA Wednesday after the program commemorating the 115th Independence Day celebration.
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) has lined up several programs to highlight the celebration of the Migrant Workers' Day on Saturday, June 15, in Zamboanga Peninsula region.
Among the celebration’s highlights are jobs fair, awarding of Best Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Circles in the region, and raffle prizes.
THE government forces have launched pursuit operation against the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels blamed for sabotaging the power lines in one of the villages in Lapuyan town, Zamboanga del Sur, an official reported Tuesday.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, regional police spokesman, said they are now after the NPA rebels who figured in a firefight with the government troops around 12:50 p.m. Monday in the village of Maralag, Lapuyan.
POLICE arrested two suspected pushers in an anti-drug operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Tuesday.
The suspects were identified as Rey Romeo and Merydan Romero. They were arrested around 6:30 a.m. Monday in the village of Tiguma, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.
LOCAL bikers coming from four biking groups are joining the Freedom Ride aimed to raise awareness against human trafficking and modern day slavery in Zamboanga City.
Freedom Ride Zamboanga project coordinator Kiko Miranda said the event will start at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Plaza del Pilar.
OVER 30,000 children in remote and poor communities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) will be receiving formal education, many for the first time, this school year through learning centers established by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)-Philippines.
BRAC-Philippines handle the Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) component of the Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao (Beam)-Armm program.
AN ELDERLY couple was discovered charred inside their house in a remote village of Zamboanga Sibugay, a police official said Monday.
The victims were identified as Marcelino Laing, 80, and his wife, Domaya, 75, of Purok Siete, Muyo village, Buug town, according to Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca.
ZAMBOANGA Peninsula police director Juanito Vaño on Monday ordered all his city and provincial directors under his command to strengthen the security in camps and police stations in a bid to prevent infiltration by lawless elements.
Vaño’s order came after a bomb exploded beneath parked vehicle at the compound of the police station in Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, according to Zamboanga Pensinsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca.