Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

In the name of drugs again

President Duterte is simplifying the root cause of five-month war in Marawi by attributing it to drugs. There’s a problem in this version because it does not address the age-old and complex issue of the tension in Mindanao which security experts say is mutating into a more dangerous terrorist movement. In his speech at the […]

October 28, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Military, Mindanao, Terrorism  3 Comments

Duterte tells how the government misread Maute threat

In his re-appearance speech five days after he was not seen in public, President Duterte gave an explanation for the military’s “mis-appreciation” of intelligence report that has been blamed for the difficulty being encountered by government forces in the ongoing war against the Islamist militants in Marawi city. It will be recalled that Solicitor General […]

June 19, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Military, Mindanao, Terrorism  36 Comments

Bringing stupidity to another level

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre probably thought the public would buy his tale linking opposition lawmakers to the Maute terror group which is one of the reasons for the current turmoil in Marawi City. It only affirmed his stupidity. As social media commenter Joel Vivas tweeted, “Kakaibang level.”

June 8, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Media, Terrorism  8 Comments

Duterte bestows ISIS status on Maute group

By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files Before May 23, 2017, the band of bandits operating in the Lanao area called Maute Group was nothing but an armed network of clans with familial ties to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. But the Maute Group is now an international terrorist organization, thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte and his […]

May 31, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Military, Terrorism  One Comment

In awe of how the French handled the crisis

We join everybody in condemning the attacks in Paris and nearby places that killed more than 120 people and injured about 200 Friday night. There’s no justification for violence perpetrated on innocent people. The group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a fanatical group that aims to transform the entire earth as an Islamic […]

November 15, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism  4 Comments


The world is no stranger to heinous crimes but nothing is more abominable that the massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, a large valley close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,Tuesday. This is excerpts from a New York Times report: “First the Pakistani Taliban bombed or burned over 1,000 schools. Then they shot Malala Yousafzai, the teenage advocate […]

December 18, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism  7 Comments

Wala na si Bin ladin, tuloy ang ingat

Ngayong patay na si Osama bin Ladin, ang tanong ng karamihan ay, “Mas ligtas na ba ngayon ang mundo?” Oo at hindi. “Oo” dahil kahit papaano, mapipilayan sila. Nawalan sila ng isang lider na inspirasyon nila sa kanilang baluktot na pag-iisip. “Hindi” dahil siguradong marami naman sila sa kanilang organisasyun at sa ganoong paniwala. May […]

May 3, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Terrorism  36 Comments

US forces kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

From MSN: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. “Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama declared as crowds formed outside […]

May 2, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Terrorism  253 Comments