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Navy, Air Force hold joint exercise

US and Philippine marines storm the beach to simulate a raid during the joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed Balikatan 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Naval Training Exercise Command, a former US naval base, and facing the South China Sea at San Antonio township, Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Monday began a five-day joint exercise aimed at improving their capabilities in maritime operations.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Two Air Force ‘ace pilots’ get new stars

Lt Col Harold “Harry” M Cabunoc (Inf) PA.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two officers of the Philippine Air Force are set to receive new metal duds on their shoulders on Friday as they go up the ranks inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines, an official said Thursday afternoon.

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

Sierra Madre hero-makers gave haven to abuse victims

CHAMPIONS OF THE DUMAGAT Boots and Joseph Asanza with their former students and now trainers (seated, from left) Jane Rosas, Ella Tamana, Liway Arceo-Pablo, Celia Jataas, Allan Tamana and Jun Rosas at their place along Marcos Highway in Tanay, Rizal        EDWIN BACASMAS

During an outreach in the Sierra Madre highlands, Boots Asanza met a Dumagat who was struggling to say his name. The voice of the Dumagat had been taken away from them, she thought.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Downed Sokol chopper repairable, says Air Force official

PHOTO from Philippine Army's 103rd Brigade

After one of the Sokol helicopters that escorted three Cabinet secretaries in Marawi City crashed last Thursday, a Philippine Air Force official said Monday that the aircraft could still be repaired.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Air Force choppers grounded


The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has grounded its remaining Sokol helicopters while the crash of one of the choppers in Marawi City on Thursday is under investigation.

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