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More troops deployed for Taal relief operations
by Michael Punongbayan - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The military deployed more troops to help evacuees in Batangas and Cavite displaced by the explosion of Taal Volcano as Army troopers repacked relief goods and the Navy sent teams to assist in the evacuation of...
A week into Taal unrest, almost 150,000 displaced
by Michael Punongbayan - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Almost 150,000 individuals have been displaced and forced to live in evacuation centers in Batangas, Cavite and Quezon province since Taal Volcano’s Jan. 12 eruption.
11 NPA rebels surrender in Quezon
by Michael Punongbayan - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Eleven New People’s Army rebels who operated in the Bondoc peninsula surrendered in Calauag, Quezon on Wednesday.
First 12 OFWs from Iraq arrive in Philippines today
by Michael Punongbayan - January 14, 2020 - 12:01am
The first 12 returning overseas Filipino workers from Baghdad, Iraq are scheduled to arrive in the country today, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.
Grenade explosion rocks Camp Aguinaldo
by Michael Punongbayan - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
A grenade exploded yesterday at the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, leaving a soldier, his wife and their 11-year-old son injured.
2 AFP battalions on standby for Middle East evacuation
by Michael Punongbayan - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Tensions between the United States and Iran may be cooling down, but Philippine soldiers and military assets will still be sent to the Middle East to help distressed overseas Filipino workers in the region.
‘Reds’ kill IP group leader
by Michael Punongbayan - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Four suspected New People’s Army guerrillas shot dead a leader of an indigenous peoples group in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon on Saturday morning.
Philippine readies OFW evacuation
by Michael Punongbayan - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
With tension escalating between the United States and Iran, President Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday to prepare for the possible evacuation of Filipinos from the Middle East.
Ursula death toll climbs to 47; 9 missing
by Michael Punongbayan - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The death toll due to Typhoon Ursula increased to 47 yesterday, with nine persons still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Ursula death toll soars to 41
by Michael Punongbayan - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The number of people who died due to various reasons related to Typhoon Ursula in the Visayas region has reached at least 41.
2 civil service exams next year give more opportunities
by Michael Punongbayan - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Civil Service Commission will conduct two civil service career examinations in 2020 to give those planning to work in government two opportunities to take and pass the required examination.
No more martial law in Mindanao in 2020
by Michael Punongbayan - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
After more than two years of martial law in Mindanao, President Duterte is expected to lift military control over the southern Philippines as a sign of returning “normalcy” in the region.
NPA stages ambush on Day One of truce
by Michael Punongbayan - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A soldier was killed while eight others were wounded in two separate attacks allegedly perpetrated by New People’s Army rebels in Camarines Sur and Iloilo yesterday, just hours after a holiday ceasefire between...
3 La Union water execs get 10 years for graft
by Michael Punongbayan - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has sentenced three water district officials in La Union to 10 years in prison for stealing over P7.2 million in public funds.
4 rebels slain in Sorsogon clash
by Michael Punongbayan - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Four suspected New People’s Army guerrillas were killed in an encounter in Matnog, Sorsogon early yesterday morning.
DND, AFP vow to beat Reds despite peace talks
by Michael Punongbayan - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the revival of peace talks, the Department of National Defense and Armed Forces of the Philippines renewed their commitment yesterday to defeat the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing.
Ex-PCGG chair gets 10 years for graft
by Michael Punongbayan - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Philippine Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for graft.
2 NPA fighters killed in clashes
by Michael Punongbayan - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army fighters were killed in two separate encounters between rebel groups and government troops in Agusan del Norte and Misamis Oriental.
2 cops fined over health screening
by Michael Punongbayan - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has found two female police colonels guilty of misconduct for allowing a private clinic to screen police recruits in Pampanga in 2010.
Asean Navy chiefs tackle maritime security
by Michael Punongbayan - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Navy chiefs and other ranking navy officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have reaffirmed their commitment to enhance cooperation for sustainable maritime security in the region during a recent meeting...
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