By Michael Lim Ubac and Nikko Dizon
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.
By Julie S. Alipala
Senior Supt. Edgar Danao, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group here expressed his belief in reports about Malik’s death.
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.
By Carla P. Gomez
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.
By Michael Lim Ubac
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.
By Germelina Lacorte
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.
By Julie Alipala
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.
By Inquirer Mindanao
, Julie S. Alipala
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 [...]
By Carla P. Gomez
, Frinston L. Lim
, Inquirer Mindanao
, Inquirer Visayas
, Joey Gabieta
, Julie Alipala
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 [...]
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 [...]