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Seoul: North Korea fires projectile into sea

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South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting this year.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Burial of veterans in US-funded cemetery suspended

The Gate of  Clark Cemetery where remains of US war veterans are interred 

The government-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), which oversees more than 100,000 hectares of former American base lands, has suspended the burial of US military service veterans and Philippine Scouts at Clark Veterans Cemetery (CVC) here pending the preparation of restoration plans for the area.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Retirements trigger AFP movements

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Two senior officials occupying key military commands in the Armed Forces of the Philippines are due for retirement and will be replaced soon, AFP Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP heroes await full benefits under law


On the battlefield, recalls retired Army chief and Medal of Valor awardee Arturo Ortiz, a soldier does not consciously think he has to be a hero. But there are times when the mission—and a brave heart—push one to do a “heroic deed.”

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

1 killed, 2 hurt in Cotabato gunfight

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One was killed while two were wounded in a gunfight between civilians on Thursday in Cotabato, the military said.

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