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Zamboanga siege heroes recognized

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The 2014 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (from L-R): From the Philippine Army: Colonel Teodoro A. Llamas PA, Master Sergeant Aladin S. Dacayanan PA, and Staff Sergeant Rehum P. Magno PA; from the Philippine Navy: Captain Alberto B. Carlos PN, Sergeant Eugene J. Padilla PN (M), Commissary Steward 2nd Class Felix B. Guaves II PN; from the Philippine Air Force: Colonel Adriano SJ. Duadico PAF, Staff Sergeant Sheryl P. Toribio PAF, and Technical Sergeant Benny G. Dofitas PAF; from the Medical Administrative Corps Major Florencio Ritchie I. Capulong III MAC. PHOTO FROM METROBANK FOUNDATION

After standing their ground in the Zamboanga siege last September, soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines were given recognition Monday for their fortitude and sacrifice.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga kids cry on seeing razed houses on way to school

Children from war-ravaged communities are having a hard time returning to school.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City siege hero named N. Luzon military chief

One of the heroes of the Zamboanga City siege has been appointed chief of the Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US ambassador says GIs helped fight Zamboanga terror

The American ambassador to the Philippines admitted that US soldiers helped the Philippine military fight followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari, who launched a terror attack on the city in September last year.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SUCs hit by calamities, siege to get almost P1B

A building in the campus of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College is barely standing after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Palo town in Leyte. FILE PHOTO/RUBEN GAMALA

The release of almost a billion pesos for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 35 state universities and colleges (SUCs) damaged by major calamities in 2013 has been given the green light by the government, a lawmaker said Tuesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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