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Senator Go calls for unity vs. terrorism

  Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA ( Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on Filipinos to unite against terrorism as he paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos who died in the so-called Mamasapano massacre on Jan. 25, 2015. “Six years ago, our nation … Continue reading

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Heroism of SAF 44 ‘cannot be repaid’: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha   PNA photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday remembered the heroism of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troops who were killed in a botched counterterrorism operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao six years ago, saying that the country owed their families a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid. In … Continue reading

SC halts Aquino, et al. arraignment in Mamasapano case
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SC halts Aquino, et al. arraignment in Mamasapano case

SC halts Aquino, et al. arraignment in Mamasapano case By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt the proceedings of the Sandiganbayan in the case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and former police … Continue reading

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Derailing the Peace Process is Countering Reform: KOMPRE’s Statement on the Mamasapano Incident

News Release Derailing the Peace Process is Countering Reform:  KOMPRE’s Statement on the Mamasapano Incident We grieve with the whole nation over the unnecessary bloodshed and lost lives in the Mamapasano tragedy.  We lament the deaths of SAF commandoes, MILF troops and civilians. We, the Koalisyon ng Mamamayan Para sa Reporma (KOMPRE) call for an … Continue reading