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AFP chief Catapang tells of cheating death on ‘flying coffin’

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On a tour of the various commands, new Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. showed his lighter side when he regaled members of the military branch, known for being “all air and no force” and for its “flying coffins,” with his own life-and-death tale.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Russians see country as feared, envied abroad – poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  AP

Almost half of Russians believe their country inspires either fear or envy abroad, according to a new poll, with a third citing military might as being crucial to its international standing.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Social worker released by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

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The last of the four social workers snatched by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Talipao, Sulu, on July 17 has been freed, police said Wednesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ISAFP chief appointed as Army commander in Compostela Valley

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The military’s intelligence chief has been appointed as the commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division based in rebel-infested Compostela Valley.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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