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Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct

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How could Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), who got an average grade of 98 percent (he got a grade of 100 percent six times), have lied about his tardiness which led to his dismissal?

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

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 »

Navy says its school design built for 400-kph winds

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The Navy is constructing two school buildings, designed to withstand quakes and strong winds, in a town devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Samar and another struck by a 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 Navy aircraft deployed to secure PH archipelago

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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

Four overhauled Navy aircraft were deployed in parts of the country to secure the archipelago, the military said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Navy to air-drop X’mas presents to soldiers on old shipwreck

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The Philippine Navy announced on Friday it will send an aircraft to Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratlys before Christmas to air-drop gifts and donations pooled by volunteer groups for soldiers stationed on a shipwreck to guard territory claimed by the Philippines.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 of 5 Agusta choppers delivered to PH Navy

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Three of five Augusta Westland AW109 maritime choppers for the Philippine Navy were delivered over the weekend, the military said.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Navy rescues distressed fishermen in Palawan

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A Philippine Navy patrol ship, which was dispatched to the Reed Bank on Monday has found and rescued a beleaguered fishing boat with a crew of 10 local fishermen, a dispatch issued by the Western Command on Tuesday, stated.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH Navy commander lost 3 daughters to ‘Yolanda’

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Commander Ramonito Sabang. Facebook photo

In the devastated city of Tacloban, there once stood a house in a village called Happy Homes where a Navy officer lost his three children from Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New PH navy ship sails into first mission in typhoon-hit Leyte

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin inspects the BRP Ramon Alcaraz on Friday at Pier 15 in South Harbor before it sailed for Leyte. Photo from AFP Public Affairs. Photo by Frances Mangosing/INQUIRER.net

“I hope that you will not lose your resolve. I hope that you will not lose heart. You are the ones at the frontlines. You know what is true.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tacloban’s isolated villages finally reached

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A cargo truck, one of hundreds of vehicles bound for Samar and Leyte provinces,  prepares to board a ferry in Matnog, Sorsogon province, for the mercy trip to the Visayas  on Friday. PHOTO FROM PNP INFORMATION OFFICE-BICOL

Six villages in the western coastline cut off from the rest of Tacloban were finally reached by Philippine Navy personnel in rubber boats, bringing much needed water and food packs to some 3,000 isolated residents, a week after “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) wrecked the city.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

780 more bodies recovered in Leyte

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More bodies turned up eight days after “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) brought strong winds and tsunami-like storm surges that engulfed this capital of Leyte province.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

President to honor heroes of Zamboanga siege

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Early Monday at Camp Aguinaldo, President Benigno Aquino III will join the military officers and men who fought in the Zamboanga siege to show appreciation to those who have survived and remember those who have perished.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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