Michael Punongbayan
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AFP wants Joma Sison indicted for murder, terrorism
by Michael Punongbayan - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison should be charged with murder and terrorism, according to the military.
Speedboat used by Abu bandits seized
by Michael Punongbayan - March 22, 2019 - 7:34pm
A speedboat, which was allegedly used by Abu Sayyaf bandits as a getaway vehicle, has been recovered in Banguigui, Sulu.
Civil Service Commission to conduct surprise inspections in government offices
by Michael Punongbayan - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Civil Service Commission will conduct surprise inspection of different government agencies and offices, including local government units, to make sure that state workers are doing their jobs courteously and...
Sandigan suspends Roderick Paulate
by Michael Punongbayan - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has issued a 90-day preventive suspension order against Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate in relation to a graft case he is facing over his alleged involvement in the hiring of ghost employees...
Army welcomes first female brigade commander
by Michael Punongbayan - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In time for this year’s celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Army has announced the appointment of its first-ever female brigade commander, Col. Joselyn Bandarlipe.
‘ROTC to counter NPA recruitment in schools’
by Michael Punongbayan - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The return of mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) will help counter the recruitment of students into the communist movement, an official said.
Batangas vice mayor, councilors face raps over budget delay
by Michael Punongbayan - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The mayor of San Pascual, Batangas has filed graft and administrative complaints against the town’s vice mayor and six councilors for allegedly delaying the approval of the budget of the municipal governm...
Sandiganbayan grants ‘Morong 43’ officers’ bid to dismiss raps
by Michael Punongbayan - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Police and military officials accused of illegally detaining 43 health workers in Morong, Rizal in February 2010 have been allowed to move for the dismissal of the charges filed against them.
Troopers seize IED, firearms in Agusan
by Michael Punongbayan - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Army soldiers recovered an improvised explosive device (IED), firearms and other items following an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte over the we...
240 militiamen deployed in Bukidnon
by Michael Punongbayan - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Army has deployed 240 new personnel of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Bukidnon.
NPA rebel dead in Camarines Norte clash
by Michael Punongbayan - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in an encounter with soldiers in Basud, Camarines Norte on Sunday.
Philippines, Japanese army chiefs meet
by Michael Punongbayan - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) chief Gen. Koji Yamazaki visited Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio yesterday and paid a courtesy call on Army commander Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto.
Soldiers join Manila Bay cleanup
by Michael Punongbayan - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Some 1,163 soldiers trooped to the coastal areas of Las Piñas and Parañaque yesterday to help clean up Manila Bay.
Army names new spokesman, chief dental surgeon
by Michael Punongbayan - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army announced yesterday the appointment of Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala as new Public Affairs Office chief and spokesman.
NPA rebel killed in Misamis Occidental clash
by Michael Punongbayan - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A communist guerrilla was killed in an encounter with government troopers in Misamis Occidental yesterday.
Central Luzon Army unit chief assumes post
by Michael Punongbayan - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army (PA) yesterday installed Brig. Gen. Lenard Agustin as commander of the 7th Infantry Division (ID) in Central Luzon.
NPA killed in Masbate clash
by Michael Punongbayan - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
An alleged New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla was killed in an encounter with government security forces in Milagros, Masbate yesterday morning.
Mindanao security forces still on lookout for foreign terrorists
by Michael Punongbayan - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Police and military forces in Mindanao are still in search of foreign terrorists who remain a threat to the region, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said.
Army has 167 new Scout Rangers, snipers
by Michael Punongbayan - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army has welcomed a new batch of soldiers with enhanced combat skills.
Delfin Lorenzana lauds House support for mandatory ROTC
by Michael Punongbayan - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday hailed the House of Representatives for passing the Mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) bill on second reading.
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