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Don’t let politicians use you, Aquino urges soldiers

Benigno Aquino

President Aquino on Thursday exhorted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), of which he is Commander in Chief, to “remain on the side of the people” as the 2016 elections draws near, warning of political personalities who would want to use them for their own ends.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino announces increase in soldiers’ subsistence allowance

Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net/Cathy Miranda

From a capability upgrade to getting fuller stomachs. Finally, Filipino soldiers can now enjoy better meals and nourishment as their daily P90 subsistence allowance has been increased to P150 through a joint resolution filed in Congress by their former colleagues-turned rebels-turned politicians.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 Zamboanga City siege suspects cry torture

A Government trooper rests amidst the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels who have taken nearly 200 people hostages and used them as human shields, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Several detained suspects in the Sept. 9, 2013 Zamboanga Siege have claimed they were tortured by members of the government security forces.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soldiers stumble on body of slain ‘NPA rebel’ in Misamis Oriental


Soldiers conducting post-encounter operation in Barangay (village) Minalwang here on Thursday stumbled on a body believed to be that of a communist rebel.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BIFF men kill three soldiers in Maguindanao


Islamic rebels in Mindanao gunned down three soldiers in a robbery incident between the borders of Datu Piang and Datu Saudi, Maguindanao Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »