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AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Military denies attacking MILF in Basilan

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AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Wednesday its troops were targeting Abu Sayyaf terrorist group leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in an ongoing military operation in Basilan province that has left two soldiers and 18 other persons dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro draft law ready for Aquino

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. AP FILE PHOTO

The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Oldest grad of oldest university

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Dr. Jose Javier

Every day, little Ponse Fortun would visit his grandfather, Dr. Jose Javier, and give the retired soldier a salute. The 4-year-old, Javier’s grandnephew, would not leave until the old man saluted back.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tiamzons were under surveillance for 2 months

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Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party's secretary general Wilma Tiamzon. Photo by Nikko Dizon/INQUIRER

Complacency may have led to the capture of spouses Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chair and finance chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), respectively.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

With Tiamzon’s arrest, it’s time for NPA to surrender—AFP

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AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

It took the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) more than 20 years to catch the slippery Benito Tiamzon, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rebel leaders captured

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Benito Tiamzon, the head of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), and six other members of the CPP central committee were arrested on Saturday in Carcar City, south of Cebu City.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jalandoni condemns arrest of top communist leaders

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Luis Jalandoni PHOTO/AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

Luis Jalandoni, chairperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel for the stalled peace talks with the government, on Saturday night condemned the arrest of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon whom he said were NDF consultants.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CPP chief, 6 other top communist execs nabbed

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday night confirmed the arrest of Benito Tiamzon, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) in Cebu province.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military watching possible spoilers of Mindanao peace accord signing

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is keeping a close watch on possible spoilers of the signing next Thursday of the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Saturday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

All set for peace deal signing

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Government peace negotiator Teresita Deles, left, greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Al Haj Murad, upon arrival at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines Monday Oct. 15, 2012 for the formal signing of a tentative peace agreement between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

More than 1,000 guests, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, have been invited by Malacañang for the signing ceremonies next Thursday of the comprehensive peace agreement with Muslim rebels.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Negotiators fly to KL to finalize Mindanao peace pact

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AFP FILE PHOTO

The peace panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to finalize the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that will be signed at Malacanang on March 27.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PMA alumnus pleads for end to academy bashing

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Photo by Kristine Sabillo

Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni continue to defend the institution’s honor system amid the controversy over the recent case of dismissed cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia and despite repeated allegations of corruption in the Armed Forces involving military officers who are products of the military academy.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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