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3 NPAs slain in Isabela clash with gov’t troopers
by Michael Punongbayan - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Three New People’s Army leaders were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Isabela on Sunday.
DND personnel undergo drug test
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
More than 100 employees of the Department of National Defense were subjected to a mandatory drug test last week.
73 Army reservists finish training
by Michael Punongbayan - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Seventy-three reservists of the Philippine Army, including two celebrities, finished a two-day training on mechanized infantry operations in Capas, Tarlac yesterday.
CSC seeks to boost officials’ emotional intelligence
by Michael Punongbayan - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Public officials have been urged to develop strong emotional intelligence, saying this is necessary for taking on the job of serving the people.
24,000 Taal victims remain in evacuation centers
by Michael Punongbayan - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 6,857 families or 24,153 people affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest remain in 135 evacuation centers.
Military receives donation of biohazard suits
by Michael Punongbayan - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Emergency teams of the Armed Forces of the Philippines responding to cases involving hazardous materials now have biohazard suits that would protect them from harm.
Lorenzana refutes Panelo over notice of VFA termination
by Michael Punongbayan - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
here was no order from President Duterte to submit the notice of termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement to Washington, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday, calling the announcement – made...
5 alleged NPA rebels arrested in Leyte
by Michael Punongbayan - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Five alleged members of the New People’s Army in Leyte were arrested yesterday.
Suspend Senate secretary for journal tampering, ombudsman urged
by Michael Punongbayan - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Unnamed Senate employees are asking the Office of the Ombudsman to issue a preventive suspension order against an official of the legislative body.
6 Army officers get their first stars
by Michael Punongbayan - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Six newly promoted officers of the Philippine Army got their first stars pinned at Fort Bonifacio on Thursday.
Military heroes, dependents entitled to special benefits
by Michael Punongbayan - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Medal of Valor awardees and their family members are now entitled to special benefits such as priority in government employment, exemption from tuition and a 20-percent discount in commercial establishments, among...
Maute men surrender in Lanao Sur
by Michael Punongbayan - January 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Two members of the Maute group surrendered to the military in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur over the weekend.
Sandigan drops raps vs Napeñas, Purisima
by Michael Punongbayan - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan yesterday dismissed the graft and usurpation charges filed against former Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima and former Special Action Force director Getulio Napeñas Jr. in connection...
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.
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