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Manila Standard Today
Duterte fills up more top postsbe taking over the position as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) wh
Duterte fills up more top posts
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 hours ago
be taking over the position as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) while Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya will head the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The incoming president said he will also appoint former Immigration chief Andrea... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace of the South for Rody; satellite offices for Lenihave reached “crisis levels.” He said he plans to create two more Army divisio
Palace of the South for Rody; satellite offices for Leni
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 hours ago
have reached “crisis levels.” He said he plans to create two more Army divisions in addition to the existing forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Duterte likewise said he would be recruiting 3,000 more policemen to add to the ranks of... Read more
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The Manila Times
War vs corruption, drugs onhe will encourage the killing of anyone who may be involved in illegal drugs.
War vs corruption, drugs on
The Manila Times / Posted 12 hours ago
he will encourage the killing of anyone who may be involved in illegal drugs. Toward this end, he will make use of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and its branches. “Kahit general ka ng [PNP], uutusan ko ang private ng military, barilin mo... Read more
12h
Sun Star
Duterte bares more Cabinet membersSecretary Silvestre Bello III, former Justice Secretary and Davao City Congress
Duterte bares more Cabinet members
Sun Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Secretary Silvestre Bello III, former Justice Secretary and Davao City Congressman; National Security Adviser – Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Secretary to the Cabinet – outgoing Maribojoc Mayor... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte names members of Cabinetof the Philippines Diliman. National Risk Reduction and Management Council, Ri
Duterte names members of Cabinet
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 hours ago
of the Philippines Diliman. National Risk Reduction and Management Council, Ricardo Jalad: He was a retired general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. #VotePH2016: The Inquirer multimedia coverage of the 2016 national and local elections in... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Youth groups urge Duterte to junk Edca – Bulatlat17 years since the Philippine Senate’s ratification of the Visiting Forces Agre
Youth groups urge Duterte to junk Edca – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 13 hours ago
17 years since the Philippine Senate’s ratification of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the “modernization” of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is yet to happen, and the country remains shackled under the wings of US military might. The... Read more
14h
Coconuts Manila
Duterte on Cabinet: 'They are men of honesty, integrity'Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process - Jesus Dureza – Philippine National
Duterte on Cabinet: 'They are men of honesty, integrity'
Coconuts Manila / Posted 14 hours ago
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process - Jesus Dureza – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief - Ronald Dela Rosa – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief - Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya – Cabinet Secretary - Leoncio Evasco Jr. – Philippine... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte bares new Cabinet members- Arthur Tugade National Security Adviser - Germogenes Esperon Presidential S
Duterte bares new Cabinet members
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 hours ago
- Arthur Tugade National Security Adviser - Germogenes Esperon Presidential Spokesperson - Salvador Panelo Armed Forces of the Philippines - Ricardo Visaya Bureau of Customs - Nicanor Faeldon Bureau of Immigration and Deportation?... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP: Moro rebels killed in Lanao del Sur high on drugsMaute group fighters who were killed were between 18 to 23 years old and were h
AFP: Moro rebels killed in Lanao del Sur high on drugs
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 hours ago
Maute group fighters who were killed were between 18 to 23 years old and were high on drugs during the fight,” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla told reporters. The military claims it has... Read more
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Sun Star
Rescue efforts for abducted Davao Oriental police chief intensifiedTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (P
Rescue efforts for abducted Davao Oriental police chief intensified
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are intensifying efforts to rescue the Davao Oriental chief of police who was kidnapped by members of the New People's Army (NPA) during a dangerous attack Sunday... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
54 JI-affiliated Maute militants slain in military offensive The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said at least 54 militant
54 JI-affiliated Maute militants slain in military offensive
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said at least 54 militants have been killed and 63 others wounded in an ongoing offensive against the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)-affiliated... Read more
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Sun Star
DavOr police chief seized; no death in attackTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (P
DavOr police chief seized; no death in attack
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are intensifying efforts to rescue the Davao Oriental chief of police who was kidnapped by members of the New People's Army (NPA) during a dangerous attack Sunday... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Efforts intensified to rescue Davao Oriental police chief | NationDAVAO CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Natio
Efforts intensified to rescue Davao Oriental police chief | Nation
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
DAVAO CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are intensifying efforts to rescue the Davao Oriental chief of police who was kidnapped by suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) during a... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
54 militants killed in Lanao del Surbeen conducting intense military operations in Barangay Ragayan, Butig, Lanao d
54 militants killed in Lanao del Sur
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
been conducting intense military operations in Barangay Ragayan, Butig, Lanao del Sur,” said Maj. Filemon Tan, spokesman, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom). “The series of encounters resulted in two KIA... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Duterte needs 2 military divisions, 3,000 policemen in fight vs crimeneed two divisions and 3,000 policemen. I have a task for them to do,” said Dut
Duterte needs 2 military divisions, 3,000 policemen in fight vs crime
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
need two divisions and 3,000 policemen. I have a task for them to do,” said Duterte. He added: “I have to improve the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the PNP (Philippine National Police). Paano ko gamitin yan, sa akin muna (How I... Read more
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Spot.ph
Here are the qualifications for being buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayanidictator still rests in a refrigerated glass crypt in Batac, Ilocos Norte. On
Here are the qualifications for being buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Spot.ph / Posted yesterday
dictator still rests in a refrigerated glass crypt in Batac, Ilocos Norte. On May 27, Col. Benjamin Hao, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, stated the Army's rules on the qualifiations for being buried in the heroes' cemetery. Some... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Bello, Dureza ordered to start talks with NDF in Oslo, bring Sison hometalks to be “long drawn and contentious.” Duterte also opened the door for the
Bello, Dureza ordered to start talks with NDF in Oslo, bring Sison home
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
talks to be “long drawn and contentious.” Duterte also opened the door for the integration of NPA combatants into the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or the Philippine National Police (PNP). “I would accommodate them. Walang problema... Read more
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2d
The Manila Times
Safe passage for Joma a good moveFilipinos are detained in military custody after having been captured in raids
Safe passage for Joma a good move
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
Filipinos are detained in military custody after having been captured in raids on New People’s Army by units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or in bloody encounters between NPA rebels and AFP troops. Among them are Benito Tiamzon and... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Armyorganizations (NGOs) – in bringing socio-economic improvements and stabilizing
Public-private partnership key to quashing insurgency – Army
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
organizations (NGOs) – in bringing socio-economic improvements and stabilizing peace and security in communities. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has declared insurgency-free status for Aklan, Antique and Guimaras provinces in... Read more
2d
Manila Bulletin
Duterte orders Bello III, Dureza to initiate talks with CPPtalks to be “long drawn and contentious.” Duterte also opened the door for the
Duterte orders Bello III, Dureza to initiate talks with CPP
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
talks to be “long drawn and contentious.” Duterte also opened the door for the integration of NPA combatants into the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or the Philippine National Police (PNP). “I would accommodate them. Walang problema... Read more
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2d
Manila Bulletin
PCG prepares boats, equipment for typhoons, floodsthe rainy season, Coast Guard units would coordinate with the National Disaster
PCG prepares boats, equipment for typhoons, floods
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
the rainy season, Coast Guard units would coordinate with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRMC), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Red Cross. The PCG has high hopes... Read more
2d
Zamboanga Today
Duterte plans to meet Misuari in SuluPhilippine government. Misuari's MNLF which fought the government for more 30
Duterte plans to meet Misuari in Sulu
Zamboanga Today / Posted 2 days ago
Philippine government. Misuari's MNLF which fought the government for more 30 years, was blamed for his encounter with the Armed Forces of the Philippines which saw massive casualties and thousands of residents been affected in the so-called... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Lessons on libertythem. Or so my parents thought. On Feb. 22, 1986, early in the evening, at a pr
Lessons on liberty
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
them. Or so my parents thought. On Feb. 22, 1986, early in the evening, at a press conference at the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Camp Aguinaldo, then Secretary of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel V. Ramos, then... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Five wounded in foiled abduction attemptincident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Scott Road, Barangay San Raymundo, Jolo t
Five wounded in foiled abduction attempt
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Scott Road, Barangay San Raymundo, Jolo town in Sulu. Maj. Filemon Tan, spokesman, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom), said two armed men shot Lao and her two security... Read more
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Asian journal
Foxes guarding the hen housethere exists the very real prospect of raising billions to pay for troops and a
Foxes guarding the hen house
Asian journal / Posted 3 days ago
there exists the very real prospect of raising billions to pay for troops and armaments to match the firepower of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Just as serious a threat is the increased capability offered by the key posts to win the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
People are talking about Malacañang of the Southcompound,” he said. Even DPWH personnel are not allowed to enter the guest hous
People are talking about Malacañang of the South
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
compound,” he said. Even DPWH personnel are not allowed to enter the guest house. Major Ezra Balagtey, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Eastern Mindanao Command, said they’ve also received reports – but have not yet received... Read more
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Rappler
Who can be buried at Heroes' Cemetery? AFP explains rulesover the proposed burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan
Who can be buried at Heroes' Cemetery? AFP explains rules
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
over the proposed burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday, May 27, explained the guidelines on who may be interred at the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
AFP explains rules for ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani’he said, is also a home to deceased presidents, dignitaries, national artists,
AFP explains rules for ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani’
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
he said, is also a home to deceased presidents, dignitaries, national artists, scientists, boy scouts,” he added. Citing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) regulation, Hao said that remains of the following deceased persons are “qualified, and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP budget to be spent on modernization for external defense - military officialDAVAO CITY — A military official said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
AFP budget to be spent on modernization for external defense - military official
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
DAVAO CITY — A military official said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is bent on allocating its budget on modernization rather than spending it to wage war against fellow Filipinos. Col. Casiano Monilla, 10th Infantry Division (10th ID)... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino says he faced 2 Abu problems before May 9 pollswith his security cluster. He said that at the meeting presided over by Mr. Aq
Aquino says he faced 2 Abu problems before May 9 polls
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
with his security cluster. He said that at the meeting presided over by Mr. Aquino, the group was given updates by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police on the security situation in Mindanao. At the hourlong... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Losing Maguindanao bet cries fraudimplicated in the 25 Mamasapano incident. In his sworn statement, Utto said, “
Losing Maguindanao bet cries fraud
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
implicated in the 25 Mamasapano incident. In his sworn statement, Utto said, “Their group’s presence was tolerated by AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) soldiers and policemen who were guarding the premises 50 meters away from the polling... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Duterte mulls total PNP revamppassing the buck around),” he said. After the revamp and the officers still fa
Duterte mulls total PNP revamp
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
passing the buck around),” he said. After the revamp and the officers still fail to reform, Duterte said he will ask the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to temporarily perform law enforcement duties, particularly on illegal drugs and the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘All Noy officials must go’and Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan. If these law enforcers still would not ref
‘All Noy officials must go’
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
and Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan. If these law enforcers still would not reform after the reshuffling, then the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be asked to temporarily perform law enforcement duties in the fight against illegal... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Duterte mulls on nationwide PNP revamp, police officers’ drug testare just pass it around),” he said. After the revamp and the officers still fa
Duterte mulls on nationwide PNP revamp, police officers’ drug test
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
are just pass it around),” he said. After the revamp and the officers still fail to reform, Duterte said he will ask the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to temporarily perform law enforcement duties particularly the illegal drugs and the... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
Gov't troops seize Abu Sayyaf lair in SuluRodrigo Duterte to save them from beheading on June 13, as their governments se
Gov't troops seize Abu Sayyaf lair in Sulu
Zamboanga Today / Posted 5 days ago
Rodrigo Duterte to save them from beheading on June 13, as their governments seemed to have abandoned them to their fate. Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato told defense reporters at Camp Aguinaldo in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Think tank: Duterte admin should strengthen ties with US, other alliescountries such as Australia and Japan, a think tank said. Stratbase Albert del
Think tank: Duterte admin should strengthen ties with US, other allies
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
countries such as Australia and Japan, a think tank said. Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) needs to shift its stance from internal security to territorial defense. "We believe... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Generational changesupposed to be buried there. But the Libingan ng mga Bayani is simply a milita
Generational change
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
supposed to be buried there. But the Libingan ng mga Bayani is simply a military cemetery where people who served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines for a certain period may in fact be buried. The late President Marcos served in the Armed... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Abu Sayyaf camp fallscell Abu Sayyaf on Wednesday, as troops seized one of the group’s encampments i
Abu Sayyaf camp falls
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
cell Abu Sayyaf on Wednesday, as troops seized one of the group’s encampments in Sulu province. In a statement, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) announced that the 14th Scout Ranger Company had managed... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Pros and Consis the homecoming of Joma Sison and Luis Jalandoni to talk peace with governmen
Pros and Cons
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
is the homecoming of Joma Sison and Luis Jalandoni to talk peace with government. This cannot be taken lightly by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Hundreds of soldiers have already died in encounters with the New People’s Army. The words... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino giving Rody ‘honeymoon period’a laggard in Asia to the region’s rising economy. As Commander in Chief, Mr. A
Aquino giving Rody ‘honeymoon period’
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
a laggard in Asia to the region’s rising economy. As Commander in Chief, Mr. Aquino pushed for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, one of the weakest in Asia, as he led the campaign to protect maritime rights and... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
PDP-Laban asked to stop asking Liberals to switchon Appointments that confirms all Cabinet secretaries, ambassadors and other di
PDP-Laban asked to stop asking Liberals to switch
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
on Appointments that confirms all Cabinet secretaries, ambassadors and other diplomatic posts and top positions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The 32-strong Northern Alliance did not appear as solid in the much-touted “Solid North” as... Read more
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6d
Rappler
Duterte Cabinet members bond over monggo, fried fishBello - Prospective Labor Secretary Mark Villar - Prospective Public Works Sec
Duterte Cabinet members bond over monggo, fried fish
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
Bello - Prospective Labor Secretary Mark Villar - Prospective Public Works Secretary Ricardo Visaya - Prospective Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Also in the photos are real estate tycoon Manny Villar, president of the Nacionalista... Read more
6d
The Manila Times
COA, Comelec officials confirmedterm will end in February 2018. Drilon, who heads the CA, said they will work
COA, Comelec officials confirmed
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
term will end in February 2018. Drilon, who heads the CA, said they will work on the confirmation of the officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of Foreign Affairs next. “We hope to finish our job before the sine die... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
AFP denounces NPA for using minors in armed struggleAFP denounces NPA for using minors in armed struggle Davao City – The Armed Fo
AFP denounces NPA for using minors in armed struggle
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
AFP denounces NPA for using minors in armed struggle Davao City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 10th Infantry Division, yesterday denounced the New People’s Army (NPA) for exploiting minors in their armed struggle against the government. In... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Troops seize Sayyaf camp in Suluof the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Maimbung, Sulu, Tuesday morning after a 45- mi
Troops seize Sayyaf camp in Sulu
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Maimbung, Sulu, Tuesday morning after a 45- minute armed encounter with the bandits. Armed Forces of the Philippines, Western Mindanao command (WesMinCom) Spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan, Jr., said yesterday... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Davao AFP official lauds Duterte plan to free political prisonersbusy addressing domestic problems,” Monilla said. He said that forging a peace
Davao AFP official lauds Duterte plan to free political prisoners
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
busy addressing domestic problems,” Monilla said. He said that forging a peace pact with Communist rebels will allow the Armed Forces of the Philippines to achieve its true mandate of securing the country from external threats. “Kung magkakaroon... Read more
6d
Rappler
Namfrel: Higher voter confidence, turnout in 2016 pollssaid this was a result of the close coordination among the Commission on Electi
Namfrel: Higher voter confidence, turnout in 2016 polls
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
said this was a result of the close coordination among the Commission on Elections, the Philippine National Police, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Namfrel also lauded initiatives to better educate and inform voters, citing the 3... Read more
6d
Manila Bulletin
PNoy orders operations to recover hostages from ASGplan another beheading on June 13. “The President and members of the Security
PNoy orders operations to recover hostages from ASG
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
plan another beheading on June 13. “The President and members of the Security Cluster were given updates by the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) on the security situation in Mindanao,”... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Abu hostages beg Duterte to save themof videos by the Abu Sayyaf demanding P300 million each for the release of the
Abu hostages beg Duterte to save them
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
of videos by the Abu Sayyaf demanding P300 million each for the release of the two foreigners. The spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines had no comment on the video. “We will issue a statement (later), as we prefer to work on... Read more
7d
Manila Bulletin
Duterte sets condition for prisoner releasePalace where he intends to keep the guest list to 150 to include members of the
Duterte sets condition for prisoner release
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
Palace where he intends to keep the guest list to 150 to include members of the diplomatic corps and generals of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “Sa inauguration sabi ko nga simple lang (For my inauguration, as I said, I want it to just... Read more
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