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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...
Ex-Masbate mayor gets 20 years for malversation
by Michael Punongbayan - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
A former mayor of Milagros town in Masbate has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for malversation of public funds amounting to P2.5 million.
Last PCSO plunder case vs GMA junked
by Michael Punongbayan - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the last plunder complaint filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office over the alleged misuse of the...
Soldier killed in fight with Army sergeant
by Michael Punongbayan - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A soldier was shot dead after he got into a fight with an Army sergeant in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City before dawn yesterday.
NPA rebel, 16, surrenders in Bukidnon
by Michael Punongbayan - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A 16-year-old fighter of the New People’s Army (NPA) has surrendered to the military in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
US stands by defense treaty with Philippines
by Michael Punongbayan - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States remains committed to its Mutual Defense Treaty with the Philippines and “rejects attempts by any nation to use coercion or intimidation to advance its national interests at the expense of...
Indonesian Navy ships in Manila for goodwill visit
by Michael Punongbayan - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Two Indonesian Navy frigates are in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit.
Australia increases support for Philippines through enhanced defense program
by Michael Punongbayan - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Australia will be providing the Philippines with increased support and training for the Armed Forces of the Philippines through an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Program .
Duterte honors slain, wounded soldiers in Samar clash
by Michael Punongbayan - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has posthumously conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag to six Army soldiers killed in an encounter on Monday with communist insurgents in Borongan, Eastern Samar.
DND chief sees no need to extend martial law
by Michael Punongbayan - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not keen on recommending a further extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year.
Army donates 2-day meal allowance to quake victims
by Michael Punongbayan - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army yesterday turned over a check worth P9.2 million as donation to earthquake victims in Mindanao.
PAF acquires Spanish aircraft to boost capability
by Michael Punongbayan - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force has acquired another C-295M aircraft to boost its personnel and supplies airlifting capabilities for various operations and activities.
Ex-La Union lawmaker cleared of graft, malversation
by Michael Punongbayan - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Former La Union second district representative Thomas Dumpit Jr. has been acquitted of graft and malversation charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged misuse of his Priority Development...
Sandigan allows OSG to appeal dismissed Marcos case
by Michael Punongbayan - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Giving government lawyers another chance, the Sandiganbayan has allowed the Office of the Solicitor General to appeal the court’s Aug. 5 decision junking a P102-billion ill-gotten wealth case filed against...
Lorenzana ensures SEAG security
by Michael Punongbayan - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured yesterday that enough security measures for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games are being put in place to thwart any attempt to disrupt the international event.
DND chief sees no need to extend martial law
by Michael Punongbayan - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not keen on recommending a further extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year.
Drowning at PMA: Instructors, marcher face liability
by Michael Punongbayan - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Though there appears to be no foul play involved in the death of Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr., investigators are looking into the possible administrative liability of the class marcher and two Philippine Military...
Sandigan affirms junking of graft raps vs Locsin brod
by Michael Punongbayan - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan upheld the dismissal of graft charges against a brother of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in 2011.
Ex-Romblon lawmaker cleared of falsification
by Michael Punongbayan - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Romblon congressman Perpetuo Ylagan has been cleared of the charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan for falsification of public documents over the alleged ghost delivery of liquid fertilizer to...
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