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Search is on for next PH navy, air force chiefs

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Members of the Philippine Air Force Flying School use several SF-260FH aircraft in an aerobatic demonstration during the PAF’s 66th anniversary celebration held at Clark Air Base, Pampanga, on Monday. The old Philippine Air Force had the famous aerobatic Blue Diamond squadron from the 1950s to the ’80s.  LYN RILLON

The search is on for the Philippine military’s next Navy and Air Force chiefs. The Board of Generals is now “discussing” the selection of the next Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force and Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy, Major General Domingo Tutaan Jr., spokesperson of the military said on Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Forest fires in Eastern Samar put out—report

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Forest fires that scorched at least five towns for a week in Eastern Samar have finally been put out, a radio report said Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Edsa hero says PMA clique controls military

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MAJOR VICTORY People cheer as one of the attack helicopters, led by then Col. Antonio Sotelo, lands in Camp Crame. The helicopter squadron defected to the rebel soldiers’ side on the second day of the revolt. 
PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “PEOPLE POWER: THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION: AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY”

Twenty-eight years after he led the defection of the Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing in a move that favored anti-Marcos forces during the historic Edsa People Power Revolution, retired Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo lamented that nothing much had changed in the military.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Forest fires scorch Eastern Samar

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Forest fires have scorched more than 53 hectares in at least five towns in Eastern Samar, a report said Friday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DND to check safety record of aircraft bidding firm

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As reports of the fatal plane crash involving the Spanish aircraft maker that is bidding for the Philippine Air Force’s medium lift fixed-wing aircraft, the Department of National Defense assured the public it would look into the reports.

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

Spanish-made plane meets PAF requirements at bidding conference

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Airbus Military in Spain is the lone eligible bidder for the medium lift fixed wing aircraft for the Philippine Air Force.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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The Makati City government has deployed another batch of rescuers to assist in the retrieval of bodies in the typhoon-hit province of Leyte. In a statement, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay said the 15-man team left for Tacloban City on Monday morning on board a C-130 plane of the Philippine Air Force.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Myanmar president visits northern Cebu

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Myanmar President Thein Sein yesterday visited Bantayan island to see for himself the extent of devastation that supertyphoon Yolanda left to the northern Cebu town.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

8 hurt as Air Force chopper crashes in Leyte

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Eight were injured as a Huey helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashed off Leyte on Friday afternoon, the military said.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Body of 1 of 2 missing PAF pilots found off Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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AIR POWER This undated handout photo from the Philippine Air Force shows the PAF OV-10 Bronco aircraft in flight. The military on Monday said that two OV-10 attack planes bombed a Moro rebel base in a remote village of Payao town in Zamboanga Sibugay. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the military said about 3,000 civilians fled the area last week. AFP

The body of one of the two missing pilots of the ill-fated OV-10 Bronco plane that crashed last June has been found in Palawan, the military said.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Guiuan folk hopeful of catching free plane ride to Manila

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting off fatigue, hunger and all the discomfort of staying in a makeshift tent at the airport here, hundreds of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have continued to wait and cling to hopes of catching a free plane ride out of this devastated town.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SM Foundation airlifts relief goods to Tacloban

A team from SM Foundation left Mactan Airbase via C-130 planes of the Philippine Air Force for Tacloban City on Thursday morning to bring medicines and relief goods.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Search and rescue, power, telco services restoration top priority

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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