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2 NPA leaders arrested
by Michael Punongbayan - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army leaders and seven other communist rebels were arrested in Barangay Buenavista, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Sunday.
‘Presidential jet’ makes maiden flight to Davao City
by Michael Punongbayan - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s new Gulfstream G280, a command and control aircraft of the Philippine Air Force, also dubbed as the presidential jet, made its maiden flight to Davao City on Monday.
Woman named Army artillery unit commander
by Michael Punongbayan - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army’s 2nd Field Artillery Battalion under the Army Artillery Regiment operating in Davao del Sur, Sarangani and parts of North Cotabato has a female battery commander.
2 Reds killed in Davao clash
by Michael Punongbayan - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Two suspected New People’s Army rebels were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Calinan district, Davao City on Wednesday.
DND chief meets with Chinese counterpart
by Michael Punongbayan - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines and China have reiterated the need for peaceful resolution of maritime dispute at a bilateral meeting between the two countries’ defense chiefs.
New NOLCOM chief named
by Michael Punongbayan - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Maj. Gen. Marcelo Burgos Jr. is the new head of the Northern Luzon Command.
Navy cites historical value of Sangley Point
by Michael Punongbayan - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Clarifying that the Navy is not against the plan to put up an international airport in Sangley Point, Cavite, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the Sangley Point Naval Base and its historical value to the...
Lorenzana sees flattening of curve this month
by Michael Punongbayan - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, is confident that the flattening of the curve will finally be achieved within the month.
Negros NPA leader killed
by Michael Punongbayan - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A suspected New People’s Army leader tagged in the killing of four police officers in Ayungon, Negros Oriental last year was killed in an alleged shootout with government troopers in Barangay Dancalan, Ilog,...
Navy’s missile-capable warship completes Pacific Rim exercise
by Michael Punongbayan - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy’s BRP Jose Rizal, the military’s first missile-capable frigate, has participated and completed high-level naval drills in the 2020 Rim of the Pacific naval exercises held in Hawa...
Taguig village rejects Dito cell sites
by Michael Punongbayan - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Residents of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Officers Village Inc. in Western Bicutan, Taguig are up in arms over a plan by incoming internet service provider Dito Telecommunity Corp. to erect around 20 5G cell...
PAF to get P5.5 billion Japan radar
by Michael Punongbayan - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force is now in the process of acquiring a P5.5-billion radar system from Japan to boost its capability to secure the country’s airspace in strategic areas including the disputed West Philippine...
Army chief wants martial law in Sulu
by Michael Punongbayan - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Army chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana wants the province of Sulu placed under martial law following Monday’s twin explosions in Jolo allegedly carried out by suicide bombers of the Abu Sayyaf group.
Lorenzana: Probe group behind revolutionary government
by Michael Punongbayan - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Setting up a revolutionary government is unconstitutional and the group calling for it “should be investigated,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday.
Navy’s first missile-capable warship to be tested in Hawaii
by Michael Punongbayan - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The warfare capabilities of the Philippine Navy’s new and very first missile-capable warship will be tested at the 2020 Rim of the Pacific naval exercise that began yesterday in Hawaii, USA.
AFP seeks custody of Sayyaf leader
by Michael Punongbayan - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
For security reasons, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wants to have custody over arrested Abu Sayyaf leader Abduljihad Susukan, alias Idang.
Misuari may face raps for coddling Abu Sayyaf leader
by Michael Punongbayan - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Moro National Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari may face charges if it is established that he coddled Abu Sayyaf leader Anduljihad Susukan, alias Idang.
AFP: Navy official succumbs to COVID-19
by Michael Punongbayan - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A senior Navy officer reportedly succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 at the V. Luna Medical Hospital in Quezon City, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced yesterday.
New AFP chief: Terror law to regulate social media
by Michael Punongbayan - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay wants to use the Anti-Terrorism Law and its implementing rules and regulations to regulate social media.
Gapay named AFP chief
by Michael Punongbayan - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Army commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay will be the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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