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Navy’s 1st missile-capable frigate arrives in Subic
by Michael Punongbayan - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate has arrived after a five-day voyage from Ulsan, South Korea, authorities reported yesterday.
Duterte transfers SAP distribution to AFP, PNP
by Michael Punongbayan - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration will no longer download aid funds to local government units and will instead tap state security forces to distribute the second tranche of assistance for sectors sidelined by the coronavirus...
AFP opens Rizal Memorial quarantine facility
by Michael Punongbayan - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines facilitated yesterday the opening of the Rizal Memorial Coliseum quarantine facility in Malate, Manila.
AFP ordered to help in SAP distribution
by Michael Punongbayan - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has directed the military to help in the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) for low-income families affected by the crisis spawned by the coronavirus in Metro...
CSC suggests ‘sleep at work’ for state workers
by Michael Punongbayan - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Civil Service Commission yesterday urged the heads of government agencies from national offices down to local government units to consider “sleep at work” arrangements for state workers.
Sailors hurt in Alcaraz fire in stable condition
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Two sailors who were injured when the BRP Ramon Alcaraz caught fire as it was sailing through the Indian Ocean last week are now in stable condition.
Sailors hurt in Alcaraz fire in stable condition
by Michael Punongbayan - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Two sailors who were injured when the BRP Ramon Alcaraz caught fire as it was sailing through the Indian Ocean last week are now in stable condition.
P2.5 million shabu seized in Quezon
by Michael Punongbayan - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Three drug suspects were arrested in an anti-drug operation that resulted in the recovery of P2.5 million worth of shabu in Lucena, Quezon on Saturday.
Abu Sayyaf bandit slain in Sulu
by Michael Punongbayan - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
An Abu Sayyaf bandit was killed in an encounter with government troopers in Indanan, Sulu on Monday.
37 clashes recorded since start of ECQ
by Michael Punongbayan - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The military recorded 37 armed clashes with New People’s Army guerrillas, Abu Sayyaf bandit group and other lawless elements since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented nationwide.
Ragos laid to rest; gets military honors
by Michael Punongbayan - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The former Army soldier shot dead by a policeman following a confrontation at a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City last week was buried yesterday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig with full...
12,000 suspected COVID cases in Metro Manila
by Michael Punongbayan - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila still has some 12,000 suspected cases of coronavirus disease 2019, according to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr.
More soldiers fielded in virus-hit areas
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines will deploy additional troops in Metro Manila and other areas where cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 are high to help police implement the enhanced community quarantine,...
Ombudsman warns barangay execs vs COVID fund misuse
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman warned barangay officials over the weekend that they could not hide behind the skirts of their higher-ups in local government regarding the misuse of public funds amid a pandemic.
AFP confirms memo on stricter quarantine
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed yesterday the authenticity of a leaked Philippine Air Force document instructing its personnel to prepare following President Duterte’s pronouncement that the...
Private sector raises P1.7 billion in COVID fight
by Michael Punongbayan - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The private sector has so far raised P1.7 billion in funds to bring help to residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Luzon affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Man, 95, recovers from coronavirus
by Michael Punongbayan - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
A 95-year-old man from Mandaluyong has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
Abalos back to work after quarantine
by Michael Punongbayan - April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos has been cleared to go back to work after completing her 15-day home quarantine.
Factoran, ex-DENR secretary, 76
by Michael Punongbayan - April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Former environment secretary Fulgencio Factoran Jr. passed away yesterday due to a lingering illness. He was 76.
2 slain in NPA attack
by Michael Punongbayan - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
A soldier and a suspected rebel were killed while two others were wounded in an attack by New People’s Army guerrillas in Rodriguez, Rizal on Saturday.
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