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AFP nears ‘minimum defense posture’

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Armed Forces of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is gaining some muscle.

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

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns ‘gangster’ US

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North Korea’s top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Government lawyers outclassed at Revilla et al. hearings

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(From left) Sen. Bong Revilla, Janet Lim-Napoles and Richard Cambe: Will they be out on bail? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It was like a law school classroom scene with aspiring lawyers hearing a mouthful from the professor who wanted them to learn to think on their feet. Except that the students were real state prosecutors.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Military owns ‘raw’ terror threat report that ‘should not have been released’

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

The military has said it provided the intelligence report that warned of terror attacks in this city, which Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had discussed last week.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China calls for stronger border defenses

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Myanmar President Thein Sein attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, June 27, 2014. Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30. AP

President Xi Jinping said China should strengthen its frontier defenses on land and sea, state media reported Saturday amid territorial disputes with neighbouring nations which have accused Beijing of being increasingly aggressive in pressing its claims.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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