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More ships, aircraft to bolster PH military

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Marine soldiers stand in front of a logistics support ship during ceremonies welcoming President Aquino (arriving in helicopter, inset) during the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Navy held in Cavite City in mid-May this year. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III vowed to continue the modernization of the military by acquiring more ships and helicopters to perform a variety of missions such as economic zone protection, surface surveillance, search and rescue, and maritime security operations.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Habier Malik’s death not yet confirmed, say police, military leaders

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An image of Khabier Malik posted at the main entrance of Central Police Station in Zamboanga City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS

Senior Supt. Edgar Danao, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group here expressed his belief in reports about Malik’s death.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 killed as Filipino troops foil new bombing plot

Philippine troops have clashed with Muslim militants in what the military says is an operation to foil a plot to bomb cities in the volatile southern Philippines. One soldier was killed in the clash.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Military dares NPA to surrender comrades

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The military has dared the communist insurgents to surrender their members who were involved in the ambush that killed nine persons and wounded nine others in a mountain village in La Castellana town, Negros Occidental.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Law bans hit list of gov’t enemies

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The military is now prohibited from issuing a hit list—officially called “order of battle”—with the enactment of a law against enforced disappearances, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palparan ‘clones’ still infest PH military, says Colmenares

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Jovito Palparan Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The extrajudicial killings in Mindanao prove that hundreds of Jovito Palparans exist in the military, contrary to the claims of a high military official that the so-called “berdugo (butcher)” was the last of his kind, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member killed in Basilan fire fight

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – A suspected Abu Sayyaf member was gunned down by government security forces in a fire fight in Lantawan, Basilan at around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a military report said.

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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ZAMBOANGA CITY Ex-mayor shot dead FORMER Mayor Najiv Maldisa of Maimbung town in Sulu died at Zamboanga AE Medical Center three hours after he was shot by unidentified men on Monday. Maldisa and his wife, Ahiba, were ambushed near the San Roque public cemetery, said Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo, acting city police chief. “Ahiba [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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COMPOSTELA VALLEY Soldier slain in clash A SOLDIER was killed and four others  wounded in an encounter in Pantukan town past 4 p.m. on Monday, while another soldier was wounded in a separate firefight with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Nabunturan town, the military said. The rebels could have also suffered heavy casualties as [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philippines protests to China over oil rig plan

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Wednesday it had formally protested to Beijing over recent activity in disputed waters of the South China Sea and Chinese plans to anchor an oil rig there. China’s charge d’affaires in Manila was summoned to the foreign ministry on Tuesday to hear the government’s concerns over actions by the [...]

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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