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20 Vietnamese poachers nabbed off Palawan
by Michael Punongbayan - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Twenty Vietnamese fishermen have been caught fishing in the waters off Palawan, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said yesterday.
IS-influenced sleeper cells pose threat — Army chief
by Michael Punongbayan - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
There are Islamic State-influenced sleeper cells in various parts of the country that pose a threat to the public, the military said yesterday.
Ex-Sulu vice governor, mayor face raps over SALN
by Michael Punongbayan - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Sulu vice governor Nur-Ana Indanan Sahidulla and her husband former Banguingui mayor Abdulwahid Omar are facing charges before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly misdeclaring their joint statement of assets,...
‘Bulacan spent P20.5 M for 81 consultants’
by Michael Punongbayan - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The provincial government of Bulacan spent P20.5 million last year to pay 81 consultants “with no technical or professional expertise to meet the services needed by management,” according to a Commission...
Rule on plunder case vs PEA execs, ombudsman urged
by Michael Punongbayan - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
A group calling itself the United Filipino Consumers and Commuters yesterday urged the Office of the Ombudsman to decide on the plunder complaint the UFCC filed against officials of the Public Estates Authority (PEA)...
Ex-Isabela governor charged with graft
by Michael Punongbayan - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Isabela governor Faustino Dy Jr. is facing graft charges for his alleged involvement in the anomalous purchase of heavy equipment in 2004.
Army to spend P215 M for combat equipment
by Michael Punongbayan - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army is spending P215.6 million to acquire new equipment for its soldiers and personnel, including 73,130 pairs of combat boots worth P115.5 million, an official said yesterday.
Troops overrun NPA camps in Abra, Isabela
by Michael Punongbayan - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Soldiers recovered two camps of New People’s Army rebels in Abra and Isabela over the weekend.
AFP seeks higher public awareness of maritime issues
by Michael Punongbayan - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is working on increasing public awareness of maritime issues, including the country’s territorial dispute with some of its neighbors, particularly China.
2 NPA rebels killed in Davao clash
by Michael Punongbayan - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, one of them a ranking member, were killed in an encounter with government security forces in Davao del Sur on Saturday.
Maguindanao town mayor faces raps for SALN violations
by Michael Punongbayan - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of charges against a town mayor in Maguindanao for misdeclaring his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth from 2011 to 2015.
Sandigan acquits Echiverri of graft
by Michael Punongbayan - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the dismissal of one of 44 graft and falsification of public documents cases filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri.
US-Philippines ties transcend presidents – Trillanes
by Michael Punongbayan - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Regardless of who is the leader of both countries, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV believes the friendship and alliance between the United States and the Philippines will never fade.
US vows freedom of navigation, freedom from fear, coercion
by Michael Punongbayan - April 15, 2018 - 12:01am
Through the presence and more frequent visits of powerful aircraft carriers in in the Philippines and other parts of the South China Sea, the US is sending a loud and clear message that America’s military forces...
2 ex-BI commissioners in P50-million extort try ordered detained
by Michael Punongbayan - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Bureau of Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles were ordered detained for plunder yesterday as they were posting bail for graft and other charges at the Sandiganbayan .
Sandigan denies Napoles jail transfer
by Michael Punongbayan - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Although she had been admitted to the witness protection program of the Department of Justice, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles should remain at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig, the Sandiganbayan...
AFP, NPA clash in N. Samar; 2 rebels held
by Michael Punongbayan - April 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army rebels were arrested following an encounter in Northern Samar yesterday morning.
Convicted ex-Calauan mayor’s assets seized
by Michael Punongbayan - April 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The government has completed the recovery of the ill-gotten wealth of convicted rapist and former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez.
More guns seized in Maguindanao
by Michael Punongbayan - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Residents of Ampatuan town in Maguinadano surrendered 15 additional loose firearms over the weekend.
2 New People’s Army rebels slain in Quezon clash
by Michael Punongbayan - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army rebels were killed while a militiaman was wounded in an encounter in Quezon over the weekend.
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