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‘Joint Philippines-US patrol aimed at protecting territory’
by Michael Punongbayan - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
A joint Philippine-US air patrol on Monday over the West Philippine Sea – involving a long-range heavy bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons – was aimed at protecting national interests and territory,...
9 slain in Lanao del Norte clashes
by Michael Punongbayan - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Six soldiers and three terrorists tagged in a bomb attack on Mindanao State University were killed in a series of encounters in the hinterlands of Munai, Lanao del Norte on Sunday.
China removes its floating barriers from Panatag
by Michael Punongbayan - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The reasons are not yet clear, but China has removed its floating barriers in the vicinity of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, National Security Council assistant director general Jonathan...
PAF gets another US-donated C-130 cargo plane
by Michael Punongbayan - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force has received its second C-130 cargo plane acquired from the United States through the Excess Defense Articles Program.
Holocaust survivor recalls horrors of Nazi genocide
by Michael Punongbayan - February 18, 2024 - 10:30am
More than eight decades after the mass murder of six million Jews during World War 2, an 86-year-old survivor of the Nazis under Adolf Hitler can still recall the horrors of the genocide.
More PCG, BFAR vessels to be deployed in West Philippine Sea
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2024 - 9:00am
Manila has ordered increased deployment of Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources vessels in Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, aimed mainly at protecting the country’s...
Military personnel banned from using TikTok
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2024 - 8:00am
Military personnel are banned from using TikTok amid concerns over its possible use for espionage by China.
Landslide fatalities now 92; 36 still missing
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The death toll from the landslide in Barangay Masara in Maco, Davao de Oro has ballooned to 92 while 36 others remain missing.
Landslide fatalities reach 85 as search, retrieval continue
by Michael Punongbayan - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Ten days of search, rescue and retrieval operations have brought the number of fatalities to 85 in the rain-induced landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro.
Japan, Philippines reaffirm ties for maritime security
by Michael Punongbayan - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Japan, through its parliamentary vice minister for foreign affairs Masahiro Komura, has again reassured the Philippines of its commitment to a continuing strategic partnership.
Unidentified landslide victims buried in temporary graves
by Michael Punongbayan - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Seventeen unidentified fatalities in the rain-induced landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro have been buried in temporary graves.
DFA slams Chinese consul general’s false narratives on West Philippine Sea
by Michael Punongbayan - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs slammed a Chinese official yesterday for again making false claims on the West Philippine Sea issue.
Landslide death toll climbs to 71
by Michael Punongbayan - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
More bodies have been found in the rubble of a rain-induced landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro, with the number of fatalities reaching 71 as of yesterday.
Davao de Oro landslide death toll increasing
by Michael Punongbayan - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The number of fatalities in a rain-induced landslide that buried two buses and several houses in Maco, Davao de Oro has increased to 55.
MSU bombing mastermind killed in Lanao military ops
by Michael Punongbayan - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday confirmed the death of the leader of terrorist group Dawlah Islamiyah, who masterminded the bombing of Mindanao State University in December last year.
Philippines-Swiss ties get boost after foreign minister’s visit
by Michael Punongbayan - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines is looking forward to having stronger relations with Switzerland following Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis’ visit to Manila on Thursday.
Philippines, US hold another joint activity in West Philippine Sea
by Michael Punongbayan - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Naval forces of the Philippines and the United States Indo-Pacific Command completed another joint activity in the West Philippine Sea yesterday, in what officials stressed was a show of commitment of both nations...
Davao de Oro landslide buries 2 buses; 6 dead
by Michael Punongbayan - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Two buses were buried in a landslide in Barangay Masara in Maco, Davao de Oro on Tuesday night, leaving six people dead and 46 others missing.
1.12 million affected by floods, landslides in Mindanao
by Michael Punongbayan - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The number of people affected by massive flooding and landslides caused by the trough of a low-pressure area in Davao and Caraga has ballooned to more than one million.
6 dead in Davao floods, landslides
by Michael Punongbayan - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Heavy rainfall spawned by the trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) in Davao region has reportedly left six persons dead.
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