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Bill filed reviving ROTC for college students

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Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

A bill has been filed at the House of Representatives seeking the revival of the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to instill patriotism among college students in the face of disputes with China in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

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Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino to fly to Palawan for Navy show of force

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President Benigno Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III is set to fly to Palawan on Tuesday to witness a military show of force amid the country’s raging territorial dispute with Beijing, which is claiming around 80 percent of the South China Sea.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP to start construction of new naval base in Subic, says mayor

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Armed Forces of the Philippines

The government will allot P1 billion from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) modernization fund for the construction of a new naval operating base in this town, according to Mayor Jefferson Khonghun.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

War games in Zambales give respite to fisherfolk

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MASINLOC fishermen are getting some respite from the hostility of Chinese coast guard personnel, who have been barring them from the disputed Panatag Shoal, with the Balikatan exercises near their area. RAFFY LERMA

Fishermen in Masinloc town in Zambales province said the joint military exercises of Philippine and American troops at Naval Education Training Center here could provide them some respite from the hostility of Chinese coast guard personnel who have been barring them from the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal, or Bajo de Masinloc to locals).

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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