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Reds burn cargo truck in Negros
by Michael Punongbayan - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned a cargo truck in Sitio Tabalogo, Barangay Budlasan, Canlaon, Negros Oriental on Thursday.
Pork raps vs former agriculture chief Arthur Yap junked
by Michael Punongbayan - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has ordered the dismissal of graft and malversation charges against former agriculture secretary Arthur Yap.
Ombudsman drops Duterte wealth probe
by Michael Punongbayan - February 14, 2018 - 12:01am
The Office of the Ombudsman did not find enough evidence to support the plunder case Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV filed against President Duterte in May 2016.
DND shops for other helicopter suppliers
by Michael Punongbayan - February 13, 2018 - 12:01am
The Department of National Defense is looking at China, South Korea, Russia and Turkey as alternative suppliers of helicopters for the military after President Duterte scrapped last week the $233-million aircraft...
DND: Navy’s P18-B frigate deal still on
by Michael Punongbayan - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite controversy, the military’s P18-billion frigate acquisition project (FAP) with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is proceeding as planned.
215 ex-NPA visit Malacañang, AFP HQ
by Michael Punongbayan - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Military personnel welcomed 215 former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who visited Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City yesterday and met Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Rey Leonardo Guer...
More guns recovered from Sulu village chiefs
by Michael Punongbayan - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 11 rifles and various types of ammunition have been recovered from barangay captains and residents of a town in Sulu as the military intensifies it campaign against loose firearms.
AFP unfazed by Joma’s threat to kill soldier daily
by Michael Punongbayan - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not going to be cowed by Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison’s threat to have the New People’s Army (NPA) kill one soldier a...
More guns, ammo recovered in Sulu
by Michael Punongbayan - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
More high-powered guns and various types of ammunition have been recovered from civilians in Sulu.
AFP sees NPA threat being degraded
by Michael Punongbayan - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is optimistic that the country’s insurgency problem will be resolved soon, citing the diminishing strength – if not the imminent defeat – of the New People’s...
2 NPA rebels surrender
by Michael Punongbayan - January 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Two members of the Guerrilla Front 27 of the New People’s Army in Compostela Valley surrendered to the Army’s 66th Infantry Battalion last Friday.
Eruption warning up as lava flows from Mayon
by Michael Punongbayan - January 16, 2018 - 12:01am
Government agencies are now preparing measures in anticipation of a major eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay within weeks or days.
Samar mayor suspended over unliquidated funds
by Michael Punongbayan - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Mayor Leonilo Costelo of Talalora town in Samar has been ordered suspended for three months.
PAF names new communications head
by Michael Punongbayan - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced yesterday the designation of its new communications chief, Col. Samuel Angot.
Misamis Occidental vice mayor Lemuel Acosta suspended
by Michael Punongbayan - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Vice Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta of Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental has been suspended for 90 days.
New SOCOM chief assumes post
by Michael Punongbayan - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Army’s Special Operations Command has a new commander.
6 NPA recruiters surrender
by Michael Punongbayan - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Six members of the so-called underground mass organization of the New People’s Army have surrendered in Compostela Valley.
Iloilo lawmaker suspended for favoring media group
by Michael Punongbayan - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has suspended Iloilo City Rep. Geronimo “Jerry” Treñas for allegedly giving favor to a media organization when he was mayor.
NPA slain in Bukidnon encounter
by Michael Punongbayan - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla has been killed while several others were believed wounded in an encounter with government security forces in Bukidnon, the military said yesterday.
Northern Samar, Leyte mayors face raps
by Michael Punongbayan - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed criminal charges against the mayors of Palapag, Northern Samar and Isabel, Leyte.
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