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Sandigan affirms Samar governor’s 115-year sentence
by Michael Punongbayan - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Samar congresswoman and now Gov. Milagrosa Tan will have to vacate her post and spend the rest of her life in prison.
COA affirms decision revoking PhilHealth bonuses
by Michael Punongbayan - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has affirmed its decision to issue notices of disallowance on the productivity incentive bonus paid to officials and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in...
World’s militaries converge in China for October games
by Michael Punongbayan - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Thousands of soldiers from different military forces around the globe are scheduled to troop to China in October to compete in this year’s 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World G...
AFP, PNP: We won’t mount coup vs Duterte
by Michael Punongbayan - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Taking note of how President Duterte has given the military more than it can ask for, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured the commander-in-chief yesterday that a coup d’etat against the administration...
DND to probe missile test by China in disputed sea
by Michael Punongbayan - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of National Defense (DND) will investigate the alleged test-firing by the Chinese of ballistic missiles from artificial islands in the South China Sea, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday.
‘No need to invoke MDT in Recto Bank incident’
by Michael Punongbayan - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The hitting of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel at midnight of June 9 in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea was not an armed attack on the Philippines, hence not covered by the Mutual Defense Treaty...
Duterte is pro-Filipino, not pro-China – Lorenzana
by Michael Punongbayan - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday insisted that President Duterte is pro-Filipino and denied the claim of critics that the Chief Executive is defending China over the recent sinking of a Filipino fishing...
COA: Aerospace GOCC losses reach P177.9 M
by Michael Punongbayan - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Aerospace Development Corp. (PADC), a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) established in 1973 tasked to develop and maximize the country’s aviation and aerospace industry, is losing...
Air Force spent P1.4 billion during Marawi siege
by Michael Punongbayan - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) spent more than P1.491 billion to help crush Maute militants in Marawi, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).
NPA beheads captive militiaman
by Michael Punongbayan - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The New People’s Army (NPA) has reportedly beheaded a member of the government militia, who had been held hostage by the rebels in Surigao del Sur.
3 NPA rebels killed in Mindoro clash
by Michael Punongbayan - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Three suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Oriental Mindoro on Thursday.
COA to Napolcom: Stop giving allowances for diet supplements
by Michael Punongbayan - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to stop granting so-called dietary supplement allowances to its officials and personnel.
Navy welcomes COA findings on delayed projects
by Michael Punongbayan - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy has assured Filipinos of zero tolerance for graft and corruption in the military service as it welcomed the Commission on Audit (COA) findings on the delayed implementation of its projects and...
DND signs IRR protecting minors from armed conflict
by Michael Punongbayan - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Committing to uphold the new law protecting minors from the effects of armed conflict, the Department of National Defense (DND) joined other government agencies earlier this week in signing the implementing rules...
NPA leader slain in firefight
by Michael Punongbayan - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
An alleged ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) has been killed in an encounter with government security forces in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, the military announced yesterday.
More soldiers deployed vs Abus
by Michael Punongbayan - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The military has deployed an additional 1,700 Army troopers in Jolo, Sulu to help crush the Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups in Mindanao.
Top graduates may apply for civil service eligibility
by Michael Punongbayan - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
If you just graduated from college with honors, you may now apply for civil service eligibility that will allow you to work in government without having to take examinations.
Housing officials face raps over delayed Marawi projects
by Michael Punongbayan - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
National Housing Authority (NHA) general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chairman Eduardo del Rosario, who also heads Task Force Bangon Marawi, are facing graft...
P30 million smuggled cigarettes destroyed in Zamboanga
by Michael Punongbayan - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Marine soldiers as well as personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine Coast Guard destroyed 575 boxes of smuggled cigarettes valued at around P30 million in this city yesterday.
4 NPA rebels killed in Surigao Sur clash
by Michael Punongbayan - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Four New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Carmen, Surigao del Sur on Sunday.
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