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Fabian agriculture damage hits P102.1 million
by Michael Punongbayan - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon and Typhoon Fabian in the past days destroyed more than P102.1 million worth of crops and other farm produce in Luzon.
Parlade retires from service
by Michael Punongbayan - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
After serving the military for 38 years, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. the controversial spokesman for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict has retired.
US defense chief to meet with Duterte
by Michael Punongbayan - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to arrive in the Philippines on Thursday for a high-level meeting with President Duterte, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
AFP backs island development in West Philippine Sea
by Michael Punongbayan - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The military has vowed to give its full support to ongoing plans and efforts to develop and protect Pagasa Island and the entire Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea.
‘Chinese ships go away perhaps to avoid confrontation’
by Michael Punongbayan - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
It is now easier to drive away Chinese vessels from the West Philippine Sea because China is avoiding confrontations in the area.
Number of Taal victims hits 18,970
by Michael Punongbayan - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Over 3,000 more residents in different villages in Batangas have been affected and displaced by Taal Volcano’s abnormal activity in the past few days, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council...
15,473 residents affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest
by Michael Punongbayan - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
At least 4,363 families or 15,473 residents of 121 barangays in Batangas continue to be affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
8 more bodies from C-130 crash identified
by Michael Punongbayan - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The bodies of eight more of the 49 fatalities of the tragic C-130 cargo plane crash in Patikul, Sulu have been positively identified.
AFP identifies remains of 20th victim in C-130 crash
by Michael Punongbayan - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines announced yesterday the identification of another cadaver from last Sunday’s C-130 cargo plane crash in Patikul, Sulu.
19 of 49 soldiers who died in crash identified
by Michael Punongbayan - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines released yesterday the names of 19 military personnel among the 49 who died in the C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday.
‘Pilot error, strong wind may have caused crash’
by Michael Punongbayan - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A combination of pilot error and bad weather may have led to the crash of an Air Force C-130 that killed dozens of soldiers and civilians in Sulu last Sunday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday.
‘C-130 in tip-top shape’
by Michael Punongbayan - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Air Force transport plane that crashed in Sulu, killing dozens of soldiers and civilians, was in “tip-top shape” with seasoned and experienced pilots in the cockpit when tragedy struck, the Armed...
45 dead, 53 hurt in AFP plane crash
by Michael Punongbayan - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
At least 45 people were killed and 53 others injured when a C-130 Hercules military plane crashed after missing the runway upon landing in Patikul, Sulu before noon yesterday.
AFP names first female surgeon general
by Michael Punongbayan - July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines announced yesterday the appointment of its first female surgeon general, Col. Fatima Claire Navarro.
PAF helicopter crash victims identified
by Michael Punongbayan - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force has identified the crewmembers of a brand new S-70i Black Hawk helicopter who died when the aircraft crashed in Capas, Tarlac last week.
Bad weather eyed in PAF helicopter crash
by Michael Punongbayan - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The crash of a brand new Black Hawk helicopter of the Philippine Air Force in Pampanga last week could have been caused by bad weather conditions, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
4 AFP officials get promotion
by Michael Punongbayan - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana donned new ranks to four newly promoted AFP officers at Camp Aguinaldo over the weekend.
‘NPA’ slain in Bohol clash
by Michael Punongbayan - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
An alleged New People’s Army guerrilla was killed while an Army soldier was wounded in an encounter in Trinidad, Bohol over the weekend.
14 dead in PAF helicopter crashes since January
by Michael Punongbayan - June 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Three air mishaps involving Philippine Air Force helicopters have claimed the lives of 14 pilots and airmen since January.
4 rebels, supporters surrender
by Michael Punongbayan - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Four New People’s Army guerrillas and their three supporters have surrendered in Catanauan, Quezon, the Philippine Army announced yesterday.
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