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Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Forces load bodies of police commandos into vehicles in Maguindanao, Philippines, Monday. Pic: AP.

Philippines fires police commander over botched attack

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 6:19PM UTC Comments Off Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Forces load bodies of police commandos into vehicles in Maguindanao, Philippines, Monday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels....

Philippines rejects US Marine’s appeal to drop murder case

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 6:00PM UTC Comments Off A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year....

Young police officer among the dead in Philippines carnage

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:18PM UTC Comments Off Sad news on Facebook

A police senior inspector (equivalent to captain in the military) is among the five officers of the police special forces who were massacred during a police dragnet that went haywire Sunday in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. P/Senior Inspector Garry Erana, Baron of Class 2009 of the Philippine National Police Academy, was identified as among at least 50...

Philippines: Dozens killed as police try to nab top terror suspect

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 6:43AM UTC Comments Off Government troops secure the national highway in Mamasapano where dozens of elite police forces were killed in a clash Sunday.Pic by Ferdinandh Cabrera

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - At least 27 members of the elite police special force were killed when heavily armed Moro rebels engaged them in a day long fierce and bloody encounter following an attempt to arrest suspected fugitive Malaysian bomber Zulkifli bin Hir in Maguindanao town in the southern Philippines....

Blast in southern Philippine city kills 1, wounds 37

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 12:23PM UTC Comments Off Blast in southern Philippine city kills 1, wounds 37

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities say an explosion has killed at least one person and wounded 37 others in a southern Philippine port city that has been hit by similar blasts blamed on Muslim militants....

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