Daily Archives: 3 years ago

Hours before deadline, AFP given ‘green light’

Hours before the deadline set by Abu Sayyaf group, Joint Task Group Sulu Commander Col. Allan Arrojado said they have been given a green light for law enforcement operations against the terror group. A special action committee, formed by the Provincial Peace and Order Council chaired by Sulu Governor Totoh Tan, gave the permission. ASG […]

Coast Guard ready to protect West PHL Sea, 10 multi-role vessels arriving

The Philippine Coast Guard celebrates its 113th Anniversary today. President Benigno S. Aquino III led the celebration of PCG at its headquarters in Port Area, Manila. Aquino said on his PCG anniversary speech that delivery of ten 40-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels from Japan will start October of next year. One unit will arrive next year, […]

De Lima directed the NBI to start Binay probe

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima directed National Bureau of Investigation to dig into corruption accusations being thrown to Vice President Jejomar Binay. “We will be doing this investigation as a sort of parallel investigation.” “The NBI will be creating a team for this. In fact, forming the team has already started, a very dedicated team,” […]

Senator Miriam Santiago: Now is a worst time, what if China attacks us

At least three senators, including detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada, are calling to revisit Visiting Forces Agreement provisions especially on criminal jurisdictions. ”While I still believe that the VFA remains beneficial for the Philippines in terms of capacity building of our armed troops and in keeping regional security, recent events have shown how some provisions of […]

Killing of Filipino transgender won’t hurt US-PHL relations

“First of all, we regret the incident and we want to assure everybody we are supporting whatever the investigation would conclude upon,” Armed Forces Chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang said. He then added that the killing of a Filipino transgender involving a US soldier will not hurt US-PHL relations. He added that the incident is […]