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Chinese navy vessels to visit Davao
by Michael Punongbayan - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Three Chinese military ships will arrive in Davao City tomorrow for a four-day goodwill visit, the Philippine Navy announced yesterday.
Ombudsman asks SC: Stop case dismissals over delays
by Michael Punongbayan - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman is urging the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the Sandiganbayan from dismissing more cases on grounds of inordinate delay in the investigation of complaints conducted by the anti-graft ag...
30 Maute group members slain in Lanao clashes
by Michael Punongbayan - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
At least 30 suspected members of the Maute group have been killed in military operations in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur since midnight on Saturday. Three soldiers were wounded in the encounters.
NPA releases 2 soldiers
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Two soldiers kidnapped by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Sultan Kudarat more than two months ago were freed in Davao del Sur yesterday.
Navy foils hijacking
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
The Navy foiled an attempt by unidentified gunmen to hijack a cargo ship in the waters off Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday.
Russian ships arriving in Manila today
by Michael Punongbayan - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Two Russian warships will arrive in Manila today for a goodwill visit.
23 local execs face raps over cockfights
by Michael Punongbayan - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Two town mayors and 21 other local government and barangay officials are facing criminal charges for allowing the holding of cockfights in their areas.
Former PCGG chief charged with malversation
by Michael Punongbayan - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a case for malversation of public funds against former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio before the Sandiganbayan.
DND chief slams ‘terrorist, delusional’ CPP
by Michael Punongbayan - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday branded members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as terrorists for claiming that last week’s military operation against the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol was...
Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage
by Michael Punongbayan - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
The Abu Sayyaf has beheaded one of its Filipino captives in Patikul, Sulu, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed yesterday.
3 EAMC execs axed for shady P10.7-M deals
by Michael Punongbayan - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman yesterday ordered the dismissal of three East Avenue Medical Center officials for their alleged involvement in anomalous purchases worth P10.7 million 11 years ago.
AFP chief: Abu Sayyaf no match for military
by Michael Punongbayan - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Confident of beating the deadline to defeat the terrorist group within the next three months, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Eduardo Año yesterday reminded his men that the Abu Sayyaf is...
Viet Navy ship in Manila for goodwill visit
by Michael Punongbayan - April 10, 2017 - 12:00am
The Vietnamese Navy’s Le Quy Don has docked at Manila’s South Harbor for a goodwill visit to the Philippines that will end today, officials said.
Maritime patrols in Batanes benefit fishermen
by Michael Punongbayan - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Fishermen in the Batanes group of islands are getting a bigger catch following the military’s intensive patrol operations in the area.
Suspension order on 15 officials in ‘pork’ scam extended
by Michael Punongbayan - April 5, 2017 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan issued another 90-day preventive suspension order against 15 government officials who are facing trial for alleged involvement in the pork barrel fund scam.
AFP, Lacson dismiss NDF’s arrest order on Noy
by Michael Punongbayan - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and a senator dismissed yesterday the National Democratic Front (NDF) indictment of former president Benigno Aquino III before a people’s court for alleged human rights...
Ex-PNP official cleared of perjury over SALNs
by Michael Punongbayan - April 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a former police official in six perjury charges that stemmed from the allegedly false declarations in his statements of assets and liabilities and net worth (SALNs).
Speaker files graft case vs Floirendo
by Michael Punongbayan - March 29, 2017 - 12:00am
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez filed last week a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., the biggest financier of President Duterte’s presidential bid, for allegedly...
Ex-PRC chief indicted for graft
by Michael Punongbayan - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against former Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) chairperson Teresita Manzala before the Sandiganbayan.
Slain soldiers’ kids get P12-M scholarship grant
by Michael Punongbayan - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Army has donated P12.1 million in scholarship grant for the children of slain soldiers.
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