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China building surveillance facilities on Kagitingan reef
by Jaime Laude - February 18, 2018 - 12:01am
China has new communications facilities at a military base it built over Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef, indicating its intention to use the fortified feature for its forward signal and surveillance operations in...
AFP combat helicopter procurement still on
by Jaime Laude - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite the government’s termination of the multibillion-peso procurement of 16 combat utility helicopters from Canada, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter acquisition project is still on.
DND chief defends reward offer for every NPA killed
by Jaime Laude - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana defended President Duterte’s offer of a P25,000 cash reward for each New People’s Army (NPA) rebel killed by civilians, as he slammed the New York-based Human Rights...
QC government hosts quake drill
by Jaime Laude - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s primary disaster agency launched yesterday the first nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill as part of the government’s preparations for the “Big One” or a magnitude-7.2 ...
Japan warns of China’s militarization in South China Sea anew
by Jaime Laude - February 15, 2018 - 12:01am
China’s military buildup in the South China Sea will lead to an increase of its air force presence and robust naval and maritime enforcement operations in the disputed region, the Japan Self-Defense Forces...
4 dead as Basyang triggers flashfloods, landslides
by Jaime Laude - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Four persons were killed as Tropical Storm Basyang (international name Sanba) dumped heavy rains in some parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, triggering landslides and flashfloods that forced the evacution of tho...
Japan bolsters maritime defense in southern territory
by Jaime Laude - February 9, 2018 - 12:01am
Learning from the Philippine experience with China in the South China Sea,  Japan has started bolstering its maritime defenses in this southernmost maritime territory.
Japan worried over Chinese maritime expansion
by Jaime Laude - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
While the Philippines appears to be taking China’s massive maritime expansion in the West Philippine Sea with a grain of salt, experts here are taking it seriously.
Another NPA officer nabbed
by Jaime Laude - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The government offensive against communist rebels yielded another prize with the arrest of the supposed finance officer of the Mindanao-based New People’s Army (NPA) in Butuan City.
Faeldon won’t receive pay while in detention
by Jaime Laude - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
While sympathetic toward former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon over his detention at the Pasay City jail, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday said the newly designated official of the Office of Civil...
Increased Chinese presence monitored in Panatag
by Jaime Laude - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
On its maiden patrol mission in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a Philippine Navy aircraft donated by Japan has monitored increased presence of Chinese vessels in the area now under China’s control despite being...
Bulusan, Kanlaon acting up
by Jaime Laude - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from Mayon Volcano, Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon and Kanlaon on Negros island are being monitored by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) after showing signs of restiveness.
Security execs hit public presentation of terror suspect
by Jaime Laude - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Security officials frowned over the presentation of a suspected terrorist by the Department of Justice (DOJ) before the media, saying it will have a direct impact on the ongoing anti-terrorism campaign of government...
Pinoys, Chinese fish in harmony in Panatag ­— military
by Jaime Laude - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Chinese and Filipino fishermen appear to be co-existing peacefully in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal as they go about their livelihood, the military’s air maritime and territorial patrol over the disputed area...
6 troopers wounded in Lanao encounter
by Jaime Laude - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Six Army troopers were wounded in an encounter with suspected Maute terrorists in Masiu, Lanao del Sur on Saturday.
Soldiers ride LRT-2 for free
by Jaime Laude - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Soldiers will be able to ride the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) for free starting today, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced yesterday.
Officer-in-charge of frigate deal named Navy chief
by Jaime Laude - January 19, 2018 - 12:01am
Malacañang has designated Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad, the acting Navy chief, as flag officer-in-command in a permanent capacity.
Sacked Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado clears Bong Go
by Jaime Laude - January 18, 2018 - 12:01am
Sacked Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado broke his silence yesterday since his ouster, but only to clear Christopher “Bong” Go, special assistant to President Duterte and chief...
AFP: Lifting of martial law will affect Mindanao security
by Jaime Laude - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The lifting of martial law in Mindanao will have dire effects on the peace and order situation in the south, defense and military officials warned yesterday.
Duterte OKs 3-star promotion of 2 AFP commanders
by Jaime Laude - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Two military area commanders, who both played major roles in the liberation of Marawi City, were given their third stars by President Duterte, the commander-in-chief.
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