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Military welcomes law giving fixed term for top officials
by Michael Punongbayan - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
A new law that gives a fixed three-year term to the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other top military officials is seen to ensure that only the best are appointed to the posts, Defense Secretary...
2 rebels surrender in Agusan del Sur
by Michael Punongbayan - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army guerrillas surrendered to authorities in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur over the weekend.
Baguio logs 27°C heat index
by Michael Punongbayan - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Baguio City, the country’s summer capital, registered an unusually higher heat index of 27 degrees Celsius during the weekend.
Over 20,000 attempts to hack poll system bared
by Michael Punongbayan - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. yesterday disclosed that there were over 20,000 attempts to hack the May 2022 automated elections system.
Boat capsizes off Tawi-Tawi; 7 rescued
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Soldiers rescued seven passengers of a boat that capsized in the waters off Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Monday night.
Philippines signs new defense pact with Pakistan
by Michael Punongbayan - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippines has renewed its defense cooperation with Pakistan in an effort to further strengthen ties between the militaries of both nations.
Soldiers, cops clash with NPAs
by Michael Punongbayan - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
A few minutes before the voting started, Army soldiers and police officers figured in an encounter with five suspected New People’s Army guerrillas in Albay yesterday morning.
Hot, humid election day – Pagasa
by Michael Punongbayan - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The easterlies warm and humid air coming from the Pacific Ocean will bring hot and humid weather to the entire country today as millions of Filipinos flock to polling precincts to vote.
Army deploys more troops for Metro Manila polls
by Michael Punongbayan - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army fielded additional troops yesterday to help the Philippine National Police in securing today’s elections in Metro Manila.
PAGASA: Hot, humid election day
by Michael Punongbayan - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Election day on Monday is forecast to be hot and humid with neither low-pressure area nor typhoon expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next five days.
4 NPA rebels killed in Bicol encounters
by Michael Punongbayan - May 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Four New People’s Army guerrillas were killed in encounters with government troopers in Bicol on Monday.
COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila slightly up – OCTA
by Michael Punongbayan - May 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The number of new cases of COVID-19 per day in the National Capital Region slightly increased over the past week, the OCTA Research Group reported yesterday.
Hottest day in Metro at 35.9º C
by Michael Punongbayan - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Temperatures in Metro Manila rose this week to the hottest for the year, reaching as high as 35.9 degrees Celsius at Port Area in Manila last Thursday.
4 planets aligning this month
by Michael Punongbayan - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Four planets will be seen lining up in the early morning sky these last days of April, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration announced yesterday.
Army reactivates tank battalion
by Michael Punongbayan - April 25, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army has reactivated its 1st Tank Battalion, 61 years after it was deactivated due to lack of funds.
Good weather in next 5 days – PAGASA
by Michael Punongbayan - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
The entire country including Metro Manila is forecast to have clear weather in the next five days, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday.
Makati’s most wanted fugitive falls
by Michael Punongbayan - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Makati City’s most wanted fugitive, who is facing murder charges, was arrested yesterday.
Chinese, 5 others held for hit-and-run, fistfight with guards
by Michael Punongbayan - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
A Chinese man was arrested for fleeing after the sport utility vehicle he was allegedly driving hit a parked motorcycle, injuring its driver, in Parañaque on Thursday night.
30,000 families still in evacuation centers
by Michael Punongbayan - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
More than a week after Tropical Depression Agaton dumped heavy rain that caused massive flooding and landslides in Eastern Visayas and parts of Luzon and Mindanao, nearly 30,000 families remain in evacuation ce...
6 NPA rebels slain in clashes
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Six New People’s Army rebels have been killed in encounters with government troopers in Quezon, Laguna, Agusan del Norte and Negros Occidental since Sunday.
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