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The Borneo Post
Ransom deadline looms for hostages21. Five others not taken hostage were crewmen from Myanmar and Indonesia. Ac
Ransom deadline looms for hostages
The Borneo Post / Posted 14 hours ago
21. Five others not taken hostage were crewmen from Myanmar and Indonesia. According to the CNN report on April 26, which quoted the Armed Forces of the Philippines, a total of 13 foreign nationals are still in the hands of terror group Abu Say... Read more
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Sun Star
Rebels set to release captives before May 9and Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. who assured him they will request t
Rebels set to release captives before May 9
Sun Star / Posted 14 hours ago
and Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. who assured him they will request the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to implement a selective suspension of operations in areas where the NPA’s custodial... Read more
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The Manila Times
UN questions PH’s action on ‘desaparecidos’the Burgos family pointed out that Aquino even promoted Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año a
UN questions PH’s action on ‘desaparecidos’
The Manila Times / Posted 20 hours ago
the Burgos family pointed out that Aquino even promoted Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año as chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, despite his link to the disappearance as commanding general of the Philippine Army. The... Read more
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Inquirier.net
More troops deployed in Capiz town after pols’ confrontationbut the Provincial Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) compos
More troops deployed in Capiz town after pols’ confrontation
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
but the Provincial Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) composed of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Election will not place the municipality on the list of election... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Air strikes kill 14 Abu banditswere casualties on the government side in the offensive in Sulu. Miranda visit
Air strikes kill 14 Abu bandits
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
were casualties on the government side in the offensive in Sulu. Miranda visits troops The acting chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, visited soldiers in Jolo town on Wednesday to observe the... Read more
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Sun Star
Soldiers told: Remain apoliticalARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) acting chief-of-staff, Lieutenant General
Soldiers told: Remain apolitical
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) acting chief-of-staff, Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda reminded government troops on Thursday to remain apolitical. In his visit at the headquarters of Eastern Mindanao Command, he directed troops assigned... Read more
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The Manila Times
14 Abu bandits killed in shelling, air strikeskidnapped in southern Philippines, according to reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo
14 Abu bandits killed in shelling, air strikes
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
kidnapped in southern Philippines, according to reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Thursday. “The [Armed Forces of the Philippines] Western Mindanao Command received reports from the civilians in the area that an estimated... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Nat’l Artist rationalizes ‘Why Duterte’many of our institutions, from the Supreme Court to our churches to Congress.”
Nat’l Artist rationalizes ‘Why Duterte’
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
many of our institutions, from the Supreme Court to our churches to Congress.” The 91-year-old acclaimed writer said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should support Duterte in case he succeeds President Benigno Aquino III as president... Read more
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The Star
Aquino: Abu Sayyaf plotted to kidnap sister Kris, boxer PacquiaoRidsdel. The Army commander in Sulu was replaced after the killing of Ridsdel.
Aquino: Abu Sayyaf plotted to kidnap sister Kris, boxer Pacquiao
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
Ridsdel. The Army commander in Sulu was replaced after the killing of Ridsdel. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced the appointment of Col. Jose Faustino Jr. as the replacement of Brig. Gen. Allan... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino: Abus plotted to kidnap Manny, KrisRidsdel. The Army commander in Sulu was replaced after the killing of Ridsdel.
Aquino: Abus plotted to kidnap Manny, Kris
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Ridsdel. The Army commander in Sulu was replaced after the killing of Ridsdel. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced the appointment of Col. Jose Faustino Jr. as the replacement of Brig. Gen. Allan... Read more
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Sun Star
Star-studded battle play in Kadaugan sa Mactangovernance. Chief Insp. Conrado Manatad said around 350 combined security pers
Star-studded battle play in Kadaugan sa Mactan
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
governance. Chief Insp. Conrado Manatad said around 350 combined security personnel from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force were deployed at the shrine. Mayor Radaza said... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Only a heartbeat away: the VP raceand Trillanes were charged with rebellion by the civilian authorities and with
Only a heartbeat away: the VP race
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
and Trillanes were charged with rebellion by the civilian authorities and with violations of the Articles of War by the Armed Forces of the Philippines for their leadership of and participation in military attempts to overthrow the government.... Read more
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The Manila Times
Canada says ‘no’ to ransomsAbu Sayyaf kidnappings, has resigned as chief of the 501st Infantry Brigade. H
Canada says ‘no’ to ransoms
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
Abu Sayyaf kidnappings, has resigned as chief of the 501st Infantry Brigade. He was replaced by Col. Jose Faustino. The Armed Forces of the Philippines did not say if it would also sack dela Cruz, who is also in charge of military operations... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Comelec aborts mall voting planpolling centers on election day. In a resolution, the Comelec said no personne
Comelec aborts mall voting plan
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
polling centers on election day. In a resolution, the Comelec said no personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) or Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is allowed to enter polling and canvassing places unless there are disturbances in... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
No to ransoms – Trudeauand to do whatever we can to express that we are very concerned about security
No to ransoms – Trudeau
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
and to do whatever we can to express that we are very concerned about security of Canadians,” Trudeau said. Yesterday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced the recovery of a decapitated body believed to be that of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Arrojado served with distinction in drive to crush Abu Sayyaf – AFPA file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. (via The Star/ANN)
Arrojado served with distinction in drive to crush Abu Sayyaf – AFP
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
A file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. (via The Star/ANN) MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines lauded on Wednesday, the service of Brig. General Allan Arrojado, and denied that he was made to give up his command of the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Body recovered in Philippines believed that of Canadian killed by extremistslast year. “At the request of the government of the Philippines, U.S. Special
Body recovered in Philippines believed that of Canadian killed by extremists
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
last year. “At the request of the government of the Philippines, U.S. Special Operations Forces does advise and assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” a U.S. military spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. “However, for security reasons,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Army commander in Sulu sacked after beheading of Canadian hostageas commander of the Philippine Army’s 501st Brigade based in Jolo, Sulu, accord
Army commander in Sulu sacked after beheading of Canadian hostage
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
as commander of the Philippine Army’s 501st Brigade based in Jolo, Sulu, according to Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman. Padilla was quick to clarify that Arojado’s relief has nothing to do with... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace to confirm reports of China's plans in Panatag Shoal1, sectionmatch: 1 "These are agreed activities that will help enhance maritim
Palace to confirm reports of China's plans in Panatag Shoal
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
1, sectionmatch: 1 "These are agreed activities that will help enhance maritime security in this part of our seas and an assurance for those who navigate these sea lanes," Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Local absentee voters start casting votesFriday allows media practitioners, government officials and employees, and memb
Local absentee voters start casting votes
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
Friday allows media practitioners, government officials and employees, and members of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines who are registered voters but would not be able to vote on May 9 due to their duties to... Read more
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The Star
Canadian hostage beheaded despite RM1.6mil ransomway to obtain the release of the other hostages. On orders of President Aquino
Canadian hostage beheaded despite RM1.6mil ransom
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
way to obtain the release of the other hostages. On orders of President Aquino, the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines said in a statement that intensive operations had been mounted “to neutralize these lawless... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Beheaded despite P20-M ransomway to obtain the release of the other hostages. On orders of President Aquino
Beheaded despite P20-M ransom
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
way to obtain the release of the other hostages. On orders of President Aquino, the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines said in a statement that intensive operations had been mounted “to neutralize these lawless... Read more
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Sun Star
Tight security in Samal assuredisland to check if they have been complied in putting up fully functional close
Tight security in Samal assured
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
island to check if they have been complied in putting up fully functional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) Eastern Mindano Command (Eastmincom) has also strengthened their presence in the area... Read more
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Sun Star
Mayor questions timing of police transferslast December. Resolution No. 10030 grants some government agencies, including
Mayor questions timing of police transfers
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
last December. Resolution No. 10030 grants some government agencies, including the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the continuing authority to appoint or hire new employees from March 25 to May 8, and to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Air traffic delays ballot deliverywon the bid to transport the election paraphernalia. It has also coordinated w
Air traffic delays ballot delivery
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
won the bid to transport the election paraphernalia. It has also coordinated with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the assignment of deputies, especially in high-risk areas. The Comelec and Smartmatic... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy vows full force of the law vs Sayyafwho beheaded a Canadian they kidnapped more than seven months ago, Malacañang s
Noy vows full force of the law vs Sayyaf
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
who beheaded a Canadian they kidnapped more than seven months ago, Malacañang said yesterday. President Aquino ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to neutralize the terrorists who beheaded John... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Local absentee voting starts todayand party-list organizations manually. “To all local absentee voters, exercise
Local absentee voting starts today
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
and party-list organizations manually. “To all local absentee voters, exercise your right to vote, especially those in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology who put your lives on... Read more
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Christian Today
Islamist militants behead Canadian hostage John RidsdelArmed Forces of the Philippines Chief Public Affairs Officer, Colonel Noel Deto
Islamist militants behead Canadian hostage John Ridsdel
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Public Affairs Officer, Colonel Noel Detoyato, gave a statement today regarding the execution of John Ridsdel. Islamist terrorists have beheaded the Canadian hostage John Ridsdel, 68. Justine Trudeau, prime... Read more
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Sun Star
Local absentee voting to start on Wednesdayin the three-day voting period. "To all local absentee voters, exercise your r
Local absentee voting to start on Wednesday
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
in the three-day voting period. "To all local absentee voters, exercise your right to vote, especially that you in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penelogy (BJMP) put... Read more
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Starmometer
DZMM’s ‘Handa Ka Na Ba’ Forum Tackles Election-Preparednesspeace and order in the entire election season – the Commission on Elections (Co
DZMM’s ‘Handa Ka Na Ba’ Forum Tackles Election-Preparedness
Starmometer / Posted 3 days ago
peace and order in the entire election season – the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, PPCRV, Smartmatic and also the Department of Energy. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista will... Read more
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Sun Star
Recto: Next admin should tap Cebu shipbuilders for procurement of naval shipsnext leader should consider Cebu's shipbuilding industry as the main source of
Recto: Next admin should tap Cebu shipbuilders for procurement of naval ships
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
next leader should consider Cebu's shipbuilding industry as the main source of new naval ships to be procured under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program, Senator Ralph Recto said on Tuesday. "We have a world-class... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Palace condoles with Canadian government, family of beheaded hostageforces to apply the full force of the law to bring these criminals to justice.”
Palace condoles with Canadian government, family of beheaded hostage
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
forces to apply the full force of the law to bring these criminals to justice.” President Aquino on Monday ordered Acting Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief, Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Military continues assault on Abu Sayyaf in Suluprimary concern as plans were carefully made before they (the plans) are execut
Military continues assault on Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
primary concern as plans were carefully made before they (the plans) are executed on the ground,” Tan said. Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the police condemned the gruesome execution of Ridsdel. “The AFP and the PNP condole with... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Abu Sayyaf: Islamic extremists or criminals?hostages? Following Ridsdel's murder, 13 other foreign nationals are being hel
Abu Sayyaf: Islamic extremists or criminals?
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 3 days ago
hostages? Following Ridsdel's murder, 13 other foreign nationals are being held captive by Abu Sayyaf, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). They include another Canadian and a Norwegian who were kidnapped along with Ridsdel,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino ‘likely’ to speak to Trudeau on ASG’s beheading of Canadiancriminals to justice.” “There will be no let-up in the resolute efforts of the
Aquino ‘likely’ to speak to Trudeau on ASG’s beheading of Canadian
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
criminals to justice.” “There will be no let-up in the resolute efforts of the joint PNP (Philippine National Police)-AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) task group in pursuing intensive and wide-ranging military and law enforcement operations to... Read more
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Sun Star
Aquino orders arrest of Canadian mining exec's killersColoma in a statement. "There will be no let-up in the resolute efforts of the
Aquino orders arrest of Canadian mining exec's killers
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
Coloma in a statement. "There will be no let-up in the resolute efforts of the joint PNP-AFP (Philippine National Police-Armed Forces of the Philippines) task group in pursuing intensive and wide-ranging military and law enforcement operations to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf's murder of Canadian captivesaid. Meanwhile, Malacañang said that President Benigno Aquino III has directe
Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf's murder of Canadian captive
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
said. Meanwhile, Malacañang said that President Benigno Aquino III has directed the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to apply the full force of the law to bring justice for . Headlines ( Article MRec ),... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Military, police express condolences over ASG’s beheading of CanadianRidsdel who died in the hands of the ASG bandits.” “There will be no let up in
Military, police express condolences over ASG’s beheading of Canadian
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Ridsdel who died in the hands of the ASG bandits.” “There will be no let up in the determined efforts of the joint AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines)-PNP task group’s intensive military and law enforcement operations to neutralize these... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Wiping out ASG must be next president’s ‘Artikulo Uno’—Rectovacation plans are cancelled by tourists who are discouraged by bad publicity,
Wiping out ASG must be next president’s ‘Artikulo Uno’—Recto
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
vacation plans are cancelled by tourists who are discouraged by bad publicity, investments are aborted,” he added. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has already promised to use “the full force of the law” to bring the ASG bandits to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Police, military: No letup in operations vs Abu SayyafJohn Ridsdel before the bar of justice after his dismembered head was left on a
Police, military: No letup in operations vs Abu Sayyaf
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
John Ridsdel before the bar of justice after his dismembered head was left on a street in Jolo, Sulu on Monday. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police said in a joint statement that "there will be no letup in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Go get Canadian’s killers, Aquino tells police, militaryA file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. THE STAR/ANN Presid
Go get Canadian’s killers, Aquino tells police, military
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
A file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. THE STAR/ANN President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to apply the full force of the law in bringing the... Read more
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The Manila Times
UPDATE Security forces confirm beheading of Canadian hostagecondolences to the Canadian government and to the family of Mr. John Ridsdel wh
UPDATE Security forces confirm beheading of Canadian hostage
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
condolences to the Canadian government and to the family of Mr. John Ridsdel who died in the hands of the ASG bandits,” the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police said in a joint statement forwarded by AFP spokesman Brig.... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
Canadian hostage killed in the Philippinesin the determined efforts ... to neutralize these lawless elements and thwart f
Canadian hostage killed in the Philippines
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 4 days ago
in the determined efforts ... to neutralize these lawless elements and thwart further threats to peace and security," the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police said in a joint statement. "The full force of the law... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP vows to bring ASG to justice after beheading of Canadian hostagetwin-hull yacht at Barangay Camudmud on Samal Island. INSET PHOTOS COURTESY OF
AFP vows to bring ASG to justice after beheading of Canadian hostage
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
twin-hull yacht at Barangay Camudmud on Samal Island. INSET PHOTOS COURTESY OF AFP EASTERN MINDANAO COMMAND/FACEBOOK The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has condoled with the family of the Canadian captive who was beheaded by members of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Security forces confirm beheading of Canadian hostagecondolences to the Canadian government and to the family of Mr. John Ridsdel wh
Security forces confirm beheading of Canadian hostage
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
condolences to the Canadian government and to the family of Mr. John Ridsdel who died in the hands of the ASG bandits,” the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police said in a joint statement forwarded by AFP spokesman Brig.... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
AFP intensifies hunt for banditsthey did not receive P300 million in ransom for each of the foreigners by April
AFP intensifies hunt for bandits
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
they did not receive P300 million in ransom for each of the foreigners by April 25. “President Aquino has directed acting Armed Forces of the Philippines chief [Lt. Gen.] Glorioso Miranda and Philippine National Police chief Ricardo Marquez to... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte not ready for the job – analystsay this is ours and do what you [want] to do with me,” the mayor added. “Sabi
Duterte not ready for the job – analyst
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
say this is ours and do what you [want] to do with me,” the mayor added. “Sabi niya pupunta siya roon, alam ba niya na the Armed Forces of the Philippines is supposed to protect him e kung maraming mamatay? Yan ba ay responsableng kilos ng isang... Read more
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Pilipino Star
What happened to Karen Davila?were all asking, “What happened to Karen?” Best chopper deal from Bell The ei
What happened to Karen Davila?
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
were all asking, “What happened to Karen?” Best chopper deal from Bell The eight Bell 412EP helicopters delivered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of National Defense three months ahead of schedule last August is a good... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
NPAs release five captured Davao PNP officers to DuterteProtocol 1 on Treatment of Prisoners of War. RESCUE OPERATIONS ORDERED Meanwh
NPAs release five captured Davao PNP officers to Duterte
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
Protocol 1 on Treatment of Prisoners of War. RESCUE OPERATIONS ORDERED Meanwhile, President Aquino has directed acting Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Glorioso Miranda and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ricardo Marquez to... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
OneRepublic performs in MTV Music Evolution Manilabid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. Retired generals, colonels a
OneRepublic performs in MTV Music Evolution Manila
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. Retired generals, colonels and other ranking officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines threw their “unequivocal support” to his bid for the second highest position. Retired... Read more
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