By Gil C. Cabacungan
Sen. Bong Revilla Jr.’s defense appeared to fumble on Thursday during his team’s presentation of a handwriting expert to show that whistle-blower Benhur Luy had forged the documents that resulted in congressional pork barrel funds being funneled to fake nongovernment organizations.
Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region.
By DJ Yap
The defense and security of the proposed Bangsamoro territory will remain with the national government, officials assured lawmakers on Tuesday.
The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.
Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes, the military said Monday.