EDITORIAL - Credible defense

Strategic partnerships are important, President Marcos says, in dealing with a “terribly complicated situation” and “troubled waters.” Along this line, he has approved the expansion of US military access to Philippine facilities......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 3rd, 2023

FACT CHECK: The PH hasn’t purchased new Viper or Apache attack helicopters

For credible updates on purchases made by the Philippine Air Force or military, visit the official Facebook pages of the Department of National Defense and the Philippine Air Force, or visit their official websites.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2023

Operational leases as new means to build our credible defense posture

The latest case of Chinese bullying was the Feb. 6, 2023 incident at Ayungin Shoal where the Chinese directed a military-grade laser against the Filipino crew on a support mission, causing temporary blindness to our countrymen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2023

Philippines slowly developing credible defense – AFP

The country is slowly developing “credible” defense against “any threat,” the newly appointed chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Whatever happened to…?

Perhaps because he felt a need to delve on his legacy, President Duterte devoted a considerable portion of his final State of the Nation Address in defense of his priority program, the campaign against illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

EDITORIAL - ‘Unpardonable gaffe’

If there was any doubt that the Armed Forces of the Philippines is engaged in red-tagging especially in matters related to the University of the Philippines, it was dispelled by what the defense chief himself described as an “unpardonable gaffe” by the AFP......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

EDITORIAL – Waiting for bivalent jabs

As of March 23, according to the official tracker of the Department of Health, there were still 8,414 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 66,304 deaths......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

EDITORIAL - Arnie, come home

Whether he likes it or not, Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. is now seen by many as a wanted man......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2023

EDITORIAL – Accelerating safe water access

Even in the National Capital Region, there are thousands of households that still rely on communal deep wells for potable water. Outside the NCR and other urban centers nationwide, nearly 11 million families lack access to clean water, according to the National Water Resources Board......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

Galvez, Austin hit China’s deployment in West Philippine Sea

The defense chiefs of the Philippines and the United States have again sounded the alarm over the escalating provocative activities of China in the South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea, including the deployment of a warship and more coast guard and militia vessels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

Philippines, US defense chiefs condemn China’s ‘gray-zone activities’

The Philippines and the United States once again stand together to condemn China’s illegal activities in the South China Sea that go against a 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, flexing the two countries' defense pact......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Accountability in disaster

Scientists say the Verde Island Passage in Batangas is home to 36 marine protected areas with an estimated 1,700 fish species and 300 coral species. About two million people depend on the passage for their livelihoods, mostly fishermen and workers in the tourism industry......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Clear traffic signals

The Supreme Court is still deliberating on petitions challenging the no-contact apprehension policy in enforcing traffic rules......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2023

Philippines, Japan armed forces discuss collaboration, proposed defense pact

The two met when Centino led the AFP delegation to this year’s Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) held in Japan last week, from March 14 to 17......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2023

EDITORIAL - No ‘nanlaban’

In defending the killing of over 6,000 people on mere suspicion that they were involved in the illegal drug trade, law enforcers invoke the presumption of regularity in carrying out their work......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

At Ground Level | US-Phl troops prepare for possible war with China

Live-fire training, using naval artillery gunfire and aviation rockets and bombs to sink a vessel in the West Philippine Sea, where China continues its aggressive maneuvers. And the first live-firing here of a US Patriot missile as part of a drill in coastal defense. The post At Ground Level | US-Phl troops prepare for possible war with China appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

EDITORIAL - After the lockdowns

Three years after COVID-19 raged across the country and the world, all mobility restrictions have been lifted in the Philippines and people are traveling again......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Barangay violence

Over and over again, we have seen how people in this country readily commit murder over political rivalries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

P43-M aid given to areas affected by Oriental Mindoro oil spill — Palace

A total of P43.35 million worth of aid from different government agencies and non-government organizations has been provided to 74 areas in the two regions, Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Environmental disaster

As the sunken motor tanker Princess Empress continues to spill toxic industrial oil into the country’s western seaboard, threatening the Verde Island Passage in Batangas as well as the pristine waters of Palawan, the government is belatedly verifying if the vessel was even authorized to set sail......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2023

EDITORIAL - HIV among teens

In their teens, there are Filipinos who are getting infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Department of Health has reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2023