Michael Punongbayan
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17 NPA rebels, 7 BIFF men surrender
by Michael Punongbayan - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army announced yesterday the surrender of 17 New People’s Army rebels in Bukidnon.
Ancajas feted with Navy’s Gawad sa Kaunlaran
by Michael Punongbayan - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
In recognition of his recent victory against a Mexican challenger in a bout in the US, reservist and boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas has received the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” Award from the Philippine Na...
3 Iloilo barangays declared NPA-free
by Michael Punongbayan - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Three barangays in Iloilo City have been declared insurgency-free.
Lorenzana: China encroaching on Philippine waters
by Michael Punongbayan - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana countered China’s latest claims of sovereignty over islands and features in the West Philippine Sea yesterday, emphasizing that it is the Chinese who are encroaching on Philippine...
NPA leader, wife slain in Agusan del Sur clash
by Michael Punongbayan - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
A ranking member of the New People’s Army and his wife were killed in an encounter with soldiers belonging to the 67th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Sta. Maria in Trento, Agusan del Sur on Monday.
PAF helicopter crashes; 1 dead
by Michael Punongbayan - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force confirmed yesterday the death of one of its pilots after an MD-MG520 helicopter of the 15th Strike Wing crashed in Jetafe, Bohol.
China asks Philippines to stop activities, exercises in West Philippine Sea
by Michael Punongbayan - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
China reasserted its claim of sovereignty over islets and land features in the West Philippine Sea and asked Manila to stop its activities in the resource-rich waters.
COVID-19 free Lorenzana shares exercise routine
by Michael Punongbayan - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced yesterday that a healthy lifestyle helped him recover from COVID-19.
‘Communist terrorists should be held accountable for their crimes’
by Michael Punongbayan - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the National Democratic Front, called on the public to remain vigilant against what he tags as communist terrorists who should be...
Medics share global health practices in virtual Balikatan
by Michael Punongbayan - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Medical experts from the Philippine Air Force and United States Pacific Air Forces concluded yesterday their three-day virtual Global Health Engagement under the 2021 Balikatan exercises.
NPA leader killed in Surigao Norte
by Michael Punongbayan - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
A New People’s Army leader was killed while one of his fighters was arrested in a military offensive in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday.
Erap in stable condition – Jinggoy
by Michael Punongbayan - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Former president Joseph Estrada, who is battling COVID-19 and pneumonia, is now in stable condition, his son former senator Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday.
Lorenzana tests positive; Año returning to work
by Michael Punongbayan - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday tested positive for COVID-19 and said he would go into quarantine.
Philippines sending Coast Guard, BFAR ships to reef
by Michael Punongbayan - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
To avoid being accused of provocation by Beijing, the military will not send naval ships to the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea now being swarmed by Chinese vessels and instead just let Philippine Coast...
NPA leader killed in Kalinga clash
by Michael Punongbayan - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
A New People’s Army leader was killed in an encounter with government troopers in Kalinga on Monday.
More government officials go on COVID-19 quarantine
by Michael Punongbayan - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Five members of President Duterte’s Cabinet are now on self-imposed quarantine after either testing positive for COVID-19 infection or having close contact with those who had tested positive.
AFP vaccinates 14,969 military medical frontliners
by Michael Punongbayan - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
With the vaccine rollout in full swing, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced yesterday that it has already inoculated 14,969 military medical frontliners in various AFP treatment facilities around the ...
Air Force helicopters deliver Sinovac vaccines to provinces
by Michael Punongbayan - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The newly acquired S-70i Black Hawk utility helicopters of the Philippine Air Force have been utilized to transport COVID-19 vaccines to the provinces.
AFP inoculates military health workers with Sinovac
by Michael Punongbayan - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
he Armed Forces of the Philippines started vaccinating its medical workers yesterday using donated Sinovac vaccines from China.
2 VMMC personnel have allergic reaction to vaccine
by Michael Punongbayan - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Two personnel of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center showed mild allergic reactions after receiving the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, VMMC director Dr. Dominador Chiong confirmed yesterday.
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