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Duterte opposes military drills in South China Sea

Claiming that it would only create tension among claimants states, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he is not in favor of military drills in the disputed South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News47 min. ago Related News

WATCH: Pentagon chief turns over Balangiga bells to Philippines

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis led a military ceremony that would begin the repatriation of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News47 min. ago Related News

Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there 

      SINGAPORE -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Thursday that China is already in "possession" of the disputed South China Sea and warned that any military exercises would create "friction" and provoke the Asian superpower. Beijing has a sweeping claims in the South China Sea, including parts of the natural resources-rich West Philippines Sea. In an ambush interview before attending the Asean-India Informal Breakfast Summit here, Duterte was asked if he is in favor of holding military drills in the South China Sea. "No," Duterte told reporters. He admitted that China was "already in possession" of the South China Sea and any military drill in...Keep on reading: Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Military inclined to recommend ML extension

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is inclined to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, however, said Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.,…READ The post Military inclined to recommend ML extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: 4 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

NPA finished in 2019, says General Galvez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez said the military will eliminate the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, by next year. “We are confident by 2019 we will be finishing the CPP-NPA,” Galvez told reporters during his visit at the Eastern […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News12 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

CPP-NPA members fall

One high-ranking officer and a member of Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army died in two separate encounters in Lanao del Sur and Iloilo. According to reports, the encounter happened last Sunday along the boundary of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur provinces after the military troops were fired by more or less […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News18 hr. 0 min. ago Related News

Task group: 98 percent of Marawi ground zero cleared of unexploded bombs

The military has cleared around 98 percent of Marawi City's Most Affected Area, also called "ground zero", of unexploded ordnance......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News19 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Duterte promotes co-author of PNP’s ‘Oplan Tokhang’

      President Rodrigo Duterte has promoted a police official who is touted by many as one of the brains behind the government's controversial anti-illegal drug campaign "Oplan Tokhang." According to his appointment paper released by Malacaang, Police Director Camilo Cascolan, who was among the officers who drafted the Philippine National Police's (PNP) anti-illegal drugs campaign plan, was promoted to deputy director general last October 31. Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Civil Security Group. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986, which also counts former and current PNP chiefs Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa and...Keep on reading: Duterte promotes co-author of PNP’s ‘Oplan Tokhang’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

Balangiga bells expected to begin journey to the Philippines after Nov. 14

By JP SORIANO/GMA News – The Balangiga bells seized by American soldiers as war booty in the 1900s and are currently placed in Wyoming, United States are expected to begin their journey back to the Philippines after a military ceremony on November 14. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

LONDON, United Kingdom – Amnesty International on Monday, November 12,  stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. It was the latest in a string of awards the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

15-year-old Maute fighter surrenders to military - INQUIRER.net

15-year-old Maute fighter surrenders to military - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Military to recommend another extension of Mindanao martial law - Philippine Star

Military to recommend another extension of Mindanao martial law - Philippine Star.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Medialdea leads commemoration of Ilonggo military hero s death anniv

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA6) - - Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea led the commemoration of the 100thdeath anniversary of General Martin Teofilo Delgado in the hero's hometown in Sta. Barbara,.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Medialdea leads commemoration of Ilonggo military hero s death anniv

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA6) - - Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea led the commemoration of the 100thdeath anniversary of General Martin Teofilo Delgado in the hero's hometown in Sta. Barbara,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Dismayed Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

NEW YORK--- Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honor from Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's "shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for." The human rights organization announced Monday that its secretary general, Kumi Naidoo, informed Suu Kyi that it was revoking her 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award. Amnesty has criticized the failure of Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population. Naidoo said Amnesty expected Suu Kyi to use her "moral authority to speak out against injustice wherever" she saw it, especially in Myanmar. "Today,...Keep on reading: Dismayed Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Malacañang welcomes ‘movement’ of Balangiga Bells back to PH

Malacaang on Tuesday welcomed the latest development on the imminent return of the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement after the bells were reportedly set to sail back home in the country after a military ceremony this week in Wyoming, United States.   "We welcome any movement towards the return of the the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines," Panelo said in a statement.   "The President himself, in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona), expressed his desire for the return of these bells explaining that they form part of our country's patrimony and they were taken at t...Keep on reading: Malacañang welcomes ‘movement’ of Balangiga Bells back to PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

More soldiers joining Bureau of Customs

Customs chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero has recommended two of his former classmates in the Philippine Military Academy as deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Customs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

SINGAPORE--- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country --- Southeast Asia's "final frontier"--- but warned its resources are not open for exploitation at the cost of its people. Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, has toured Asia in recent months beating the drum for her country's economy, which the World Bank forecasts to grow at seven percent next year. A tangle of investment laws, a weakening currency, high inflation, widespread corruption and conflict have chipped away at an economy that was hoped to take off following the start of civilian government in 2016 after decades of junta rule. At the same time Suu Kyi's image...Keep on reading: Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News

3 NPA terrorists surrender in SurSur

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 12 (PIA) - Three New People's Army (NPA) terrorists surrendered to the military in Surigao del Sur recently.The surrenderees were identified as Richard Roj.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate them more than 100 days after they were kidnapped. Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire Source link: Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News