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36 communist rebels surrender in Ilocos Sur
by Michael Punongbayan - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 36 members of groups with links to the New People’s Army (NPA) in Ilocos Sur surrendered on Sunday.
Philippine Navy contingent to Australia back today
by Michael Punongbayan - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Following their participation in Australia’s largest maritime exercise, some 200 Philippine sailors and marines will return to Manila today.
Tip leads soldiers to arms cache in Davao
by Michael Punongbayan - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The military revealed yesterday its discovery of an arms cache at Sitio Cabarisan, Barangay Sibulan, in Toril District, Davao City on Friday.
AFP: ‘Red October’ oust-Duterte plot still on
by Michael Punongbayan - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The conspiracy to oust President Duterte starting Sept. 21 fizzled out, but the plot called “Red October” is still on, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) warned over the weekend.
Soldiers, militiamen wounded in clashes with Reds
by Michael Punongbayan - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Two soldiers were wounded in an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Quezon on Friday.
Marine killed in Sultan Kudarat clash with Reds
by Michael Punongbayan - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
A Marine was killed while another was wounded in an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Sultan Kudarat over the weekend.
Philippine Navy joins wargames in Australia
by Michael Punongbayan - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Members of the Philippine Navy on board the warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz participated in a week-long naval exercise in Darwin, Australia.
Sandiganbayan junks Ampatuan demurrer
by Michael Punongbayan - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has denied former Maguindanao governor Sajid Islam Ampatuan’s petition to file a demurrer to evidence in his graft and falsification cases, halfway through trial.
AFP chief to troops: Obey chain of command
by Michael Punongbayan - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Amid reports of restiveness and discontent in the military, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez yesterday ordered troops to toe the line and follow the chain of command.
Russia offers joint project for AK rifles factory in Philippines
by Michael Punongbayan - September 4, 2018 - 1:00am
As bilateral ties become warmer, Russia believes it is time for the Philippines to “diversify” defense and other forms of cooperation with other countries, without damaging its traditional alliances...
Soldiers clash with Reds in Aurora; 2 dead
by Michael Punongbayan - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army rebels were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Maria Aurora town in Aurora on Sunday.
Del Pilar retrieval may take up to 2 weeks
by Michael Punongbayan - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
It may take a week or two to retrieve BRP Gregorio del Pilar, which ran aground Wednesday night while on a patrol mission in the vicinity of Hasa-Hasa Shoal in the waters off Palawan.
AFP eyes more military assets from Russia
by Michael Punongbayan - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Apart from a submarine for the Philippine Navy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is also looking at the possibility of acquiring other military assets for the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force (PAF)...
AFP building memorial for Marawi heroes
by Michael Punongbayan - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is building a monument for the heroes of the Marawi City siege at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Floirendo’s Thailand, Singapore trip OK’d
by Michael Punongbayan - August 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has allowed Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. to travel to Singapore and Thailand for a weeklong medical checkup.
2 soldiers slain in NPA ambush in Albay
by Michael Punongbayan - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Two Army soldiers were killed in an ambush staged by suspected New People’s Army rebels in Camalig, Albay on Tuesday.
Philippine Navy ship sets sail for Australia exercises
by Michael Punongbayan - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Navy is sending a 300-member contingent to Darwin, Australia to participate in this year’s multilateral regional maritime exercise codenamed KAKADU 2018.
Former Nueva Ecija governor calls PDAF cases ‘fake news’
by Michael Punongbayan - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Nueva Ecija governor Aurelio Umali called on his detractors yesterday to stop politicking and not mislead the public with fake news on the pork barrel fund scam cases that he is facing.
COA wants probe on loss of P25.2 million textbooks
by Michael Punongbayan - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Audit (COA) is calling for an investigation of Department of Education (DepEd) officials responsible for the loss of P25.2 million worth of Grade 2 textbooks stored in a private contractor’s...
2 NPA rebels killed in Agusan del Sur clash; 20 surrender
by Michael Punongbayan - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Two New People’s Army rebels were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Agusan del Sur on Sunday.
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