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In Defense of the Philippines

April 6, 2020. There were 26 indigenous Tuwali people standing in the middle of a mining access road in Nueva Vizcaya province—socially distanced two meters apart, face masks on—the COVID-19 pandemic were already in the Philippines then. The barricaders from the Village of Didipio were the only ones standing in the way of some 100… The post In Defense of the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatSep 22nd, 2020

Turkish-made attack helis expected to arrive in September — DND

The Philippines is expected to receive in September the first two of six attack helicopters ordered from Turkey, the Department of National Defense said. Arsenio Andolong, DND spokesperson, said two more units of the T-129 “ATAK” helicopters are expected to be delivered in February 2022 and the last two, in February 2023. The six helicopters […] The post Turkish-made attack helis expected to arrive in September — DND appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

AFP to get 10 more helicopters

Ten more Sikorsky S70-i Blackhawk helicopters for the Armed Forces of the Philippines are expected to arrive in the country in the coming months, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Specialists Coach Reyes shares formula on beating Aquastars to become VisMin Cup champions

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Basketball experts will probably say that the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City won the inaugural Visayas leg title of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup because of their superb defense.  But for Specialist Head Coach Mike Reyes, there is more to it than their superb defense. Reyes said that they had different aspects […] The post Specialists Coach Reyes shares formula on beating Aquastars to become VisMin Cup champions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

A different VFA

The renewed tension in the overlapping maritime territorial claims of countries surrounding the entire stretch of South China Sea have brought into the picture again the 1957 Mutual Defense Treaty of the Philippines with the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

‘Balikatan’ exercises not aiming to use force against other countries

Joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States, which concluded yesterday, are not aimed at using force against other countries, said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Lorenzana, Sobejana back community pantries, offer help

MANILA, Philippines—Top Philippine defense and military officials have expressed support for the highly-popular community pantries and even offered help following a backlash on red-tagging by some counterinsurgency task force officials against people behind the pantries. “Kindness is everyone’s color,” said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a statement on Thursday (April 22). “Regardless of beliefs, as […] The post Lorenzana, Sobejana back community pantries, offer help appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Typhoon Bising displaces 130,000, leaves 2 dead in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — Floods and landslides caused by moderate to heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Bising” (international name Surigae), which affected Bicol region over the weekend and Monday, forced 39,341 families or 137,532 people to leave their homes, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said on Tuesday. Gremil Alexis Naz, spokesperson for OCD […] The post Typhoon Bising displaces 130,000, leaves 2 dead in Bicol appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

PSC appeals to local gov’ts for funding

Ramon Fernandez, the chief of mission in the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, is making an appeal to local governments all over the country for the sake of Team Philippines’ defense of the overall title. With the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) finding it improbable to fund the training of the PH contingent to the Vietnam […] The post PSC appeals to local gov’ts for funding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Phl, Malaysia reaffirm commitment to defense cooperation

The Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) and the Malaysian Ministry of Defense recently reaffirmed their commitment in upholding the implementation of the 1994 Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries. During the 9th Philippines-Malaysia Combined Committee on Defense Cooperation (CDCC) held on 31 March 2021 via video teleconference, Defense Undersecretary for Capability Assessment and […] The post Phl, Malaysia reaffirm commitment to defense cooperation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Boxing experts’ take on who Ancajas should fight next

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local boxing experts have contrasting opinions on who the reigning IBF world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will face next after his successful title defense on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.  Ancajas has now successfully defended his world title nine successive times after beating Jonathan Rodriguez […] The post Boxing experts’ take on who Ancajas should fight next appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Only 32 Chinese vessels left in West Philippine Sea reef – DND chief

Only 32 Chinese vessels remain stationed around Julian Felipe Reef, but the Philippines will continue to demand their withdrawal, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Valora, the Dawnbreaker, Dota 2’s newest hero

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Valve Corporation gave a delightful treat for Esports fans with its latest 7.29 gameplay update for Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) after introducing a new exciting hero on its roster. Valora, the Dawnbreaker, is a melee carry that is durable enough to initiate gank and head-on clashes with her […] The post Valora, the Dawnbreaker, Dota 2’s newest hero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Ancajas, IBF super fly champ, ready to rumble with Mexican foe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas successfully hurdled the test in the official weigh-in to schedule his long-awaited title defense against Jonathan Rodriguez of Mexico tomorrow in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. The 29-year old Ancajas, one of the four remaining Filipino boxing world champions, […] The post Ancajas, IBF super fly champ, ready to rumble with Mexican foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

US warns China over moves on ally Philippines

The United States has warned China over its increasing aggressive acts in the South China Sea, and reminded Beijing that any attack on the Philippines would trigger a military response from the US under its defense treaty with Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Chinese Embassy: No presence of maritime militias off Palawan

The Chinese embassy in the Philippines has denied the claim of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that there are Chinese maritime militias at Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea. “The Chinese Embassy has taken note of the perplexing statement by Philippine Defense Secretary on Chinese fishing vessels around Niu’e Jiao in the South China […] The post Chinese Embassy: No presence of maritime militias off Palawan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

‘I am no fool’: Lorenzana wants Chinese vessels out of West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian “has a lot of explaining to do” about the presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) and at other reefs inside the West Philippine Sea. In a statement, he said that there are still 44 vessels in […] The post ‘I am no fool’: Lorenzana wants Chinese vessels out of West PH Sea appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

DND: Philippines ready to defend West Philippine Sea sovereignty

The Philippines is ready to defend its sovereignty, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, as he again called on China to immediately withdraw its vessels still in formation in Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

‘Those ships are not fishing’: Lorenzana doubts China yarn on vessels in PH EEZ

MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana cast doubt on China’s claim that Chinese vessels anchored near Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine Sea were fishing boats. “That is their standard line but those ships are not fishing,” Lorenzana told INQUIRER.net on Thursday (March 25). “And there are 183 to 220 of them? If it’s […] The post ‘Those ships are not fishing’: Lorenzana doubts China yarn on vessels in PH EEZ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Locsin defends, honors Pacquiao

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday came to the defense of Senator Manny Pacquiao after the eight-time world boxing champion was criticized by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for lacking the competence to become president of the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Lorenzana wants 2 ‘red-tagging’ generals reinstated

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has asked the Armed Forces to reinstate two generals who were relieved from their posts following the release of an “erroneous” list of University of the Philippines students who allegedly became New People’s Army members. In a statement, Lorenzana said he made the request after “exhaustively” reviewing the case involving Maj. […] The post Lorenzana wants 2 ‘red-tagging’ generals reinstated appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021