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Army recovers 20 IEDs planted in Samar village; NPA blamed


The military recently foiled an attempt by communist rebels to sow terror and bomb civilian communities in Samar with the seizure of 20 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that the guerrillas planted in Barangay (village) Mabini, Basey town.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thieves hit DFA coop office, Navy commissary

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Burglars recently broke into two government buildings in Pasay City and Taguig City, taking cash from office safes and disabling a security camera to avoid detection.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘It was DOH chief’s idea to visit troops in Caballo’

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Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, offered to be quarantined with 132 Filipino peacekeepers who came from Ebola virus-stricken Liberia if only to allay fears that he had unwittingly exposed himself to possible contamination by visiting them on Sunday.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia relax on 1st day

Filipino peacekeepers. Photo from Philippine Navy

They had the whole day to just loll around. The 133 Filipino peacekeepers who had just returned from Ebola virus-stricken Liberia spent their first full day of quarantine Thursday on Caballo Island sleeping and just taking it easy.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay laughs off claims his political career’s over

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CALISTHENICS WITH THE MARINES Vice President Jejomar Binay joins members of the Philippine Navy in their morning exercise at the naval station in Taguig City. Binay, who celebrated his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, later engages the Marines in a boodle fight, a Marine dining tradition. JOAN BONDOC

Beleaguered Vice President Jejomar Binay turned 72 on Tuesday, laughing off claims that his political career was over.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »