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AFP links Makabayan bloc anew to CPP-NPA
by Michael Punongbayan - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The death of the daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat in an encounter between soldiers and New People’s Army guerrillas showed that progressive party-list groups belonging to the Makabayan bloc...
Lawmaker’s daughter slain in encounter
by Michael Punongbayan - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The youngest daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat was killed in an encounter between government security forces and suspected New People’s Army guerrillas in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur over the...
Army names new ACOCS chief
by Michael Punongbayan - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army has appointed Col. Leo Edward Caranto as new chief of the Army Ordnance and Chemical Services.
Troopers foil NPA attack on relief goods
by Michael Punongbayan - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Army troopers prevented suspected New People’s Army guerrillas from taking away truckloads of relief goods intended for victims of Typhon Ulysses in Quezon province on Sunday.
State of calamity pushed for Luzon
by Michael Punongbayan - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Following the widespread devastation and flooding brought by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council urged President Duterte to place the entire Luzon under...
12 NPA rebels surrender in Misamis
by Michael Punongbayan - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Twelve New People’s Army rebels surrendered in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, the Philippine Army announced yesterday.
First batch of Blackhawks for PAF arrives
by Michael Punongbayan - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The first batch of Sikorsky S70-i Blackhawk helicopters acquired by the military for the Philippine Air Force has arrived in the country.
Quinta death toll rises to 9
by Michael Punongbayan - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of deaths due to Typhoon Quinta rose to nine yesterday, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Progressive party-list groups run by Reds, Parlade insists
by Michael Punongbayan - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Not backing down from his accusations even after he was heavily criticized for supposedly “red-tagging” actress Liza Soberano and other celebrities for associating themselves with the women’s group...
Quinta death toll reaches 4; 13 missing
by Michael Punongbayan - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The death toll from Typhoon Quinta rose to four after two persons drowned in Negros Oriental, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported yesterday.
Army gets COVID-19 testing machines from ADB
by Michael Punongbayan - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank has donated two reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction machines to the Philippine Army to boost the military’s COVID-19 testing capabilities.
DND: No gag order vs Parlade
by Michael Punongbayan - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
No gag order has been issued against Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, spokesman for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), but he has been told to be more careful in supposedly “red-tagging”...
New NCR military chief named
by Michael Punongbayan - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has designated Brig. Gen. Marceliano Teofilo as commander of the AFP’s Joint Task Force – National Capital Region.
Gapay: Situation in South China Sea volatile and uncertain
by Michael Punongbayan - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
With China and the United States still countering each other’s moves, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay believes that the situation in the South China Sea remains volatile and tense...
Suspect in mayor’s slay killed
by Michael Punongbayan - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The alleged mastermind in the kidnapping and murder of a town mayor and his son was killed in a joint police and military operation in Cebu City on Sunday night.
Gapay gets fourth star
by Michael Punongbayan - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
More than two months after he was appointed as the top military official, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay was promoted to a four-star general yesterday.
Reds torch 4 cargo trucks in Misamis
by Michael Punongbayan - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned four 10-wheeler cargo trucks owned by a food processing company in Sitio Talambao, Barangay Bulahan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental before 10 a.m. yesterday.
Navy wants WPS gas platforms for monitoring
by Michael Punongbayan - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
he Philippine Navy is moving to transform two retired gas platforms in Palawan into Littoral Monitoring Stations or LMS in the West Philippine Sea.
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.
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