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The military's multi-billion peso modernization program requires a thorough assessment to make it responsive to the emerging security challenges, the Department of National Defense (DND) said Thursday.

China has vowed to defend its maritime interests and has accused some neighboring countries of boosting their military presence in Chinese territory.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Davao City Mayor Rodrigo’s insults would not stop her from condemning summary executions and the Davao Death Squad.

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Malacañang on Thursday defended members of the government peace panel now facing sedition and treason complaints over the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay finds the partial Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee, which recommended the filing of plunder charges against Binay, useless.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday offered federalism to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as another viable solution to the nagging Moro issue hounding Mindanao since the 1970s.

Beijing claimed that some countries questioning its massive reclamation activities over the South China Sea are "tarnishing the image of China for self-serving interests."

The 40-member partylist coalition has deferred to vote for or against the Bangsamoro Basic Law until the end of the plenary deliberations in the House of Representatives.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea.

Criminal cases will soon be filed against the government peace panel due to alleged unconstitutionality of some provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

State statisticians are set to release Thursday the Philippines' economic growth for the first quarter of the year.

The private lawyers of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso have taken custody of her former husband from the National Bureau of Investigation.

Malacañang does not see the need for Cabinet members running in the 2016 elections to resign until they file their certificates of candidacy in October.