Daily Archives: 3 years ago

PHL: West Philippine Sea issue will be approached based on international rules

“The position of our government will not be changed on the need to implement a rules-based approach in facing this issue in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea,” Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a press briefing at Malacanang today. Philippines brought the issue in the West Philippine Sea to the Netherland-based arbitral […]

Senators after executive session: SAF Troopers are incomprehensibly brave and gallant

“From what was told to us, it is almost incomprehensible how brave and gallant our policemen were,” this is how Senator Bongbong Marcos described the Special Action Force after having an executive session with two survivors from the Mamasapano SAF operation. “Incomparable bravery!” “What they endured, what they have done, their bravery – we, senators […]

Wounded SAF troopers want to hunt for Usman back in Mindanao

“As of now, the injured soldiers are expressing their desire to go back to their units to participate in the operation to capture Usman,” Philippine National Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said as quoted by Interaksyon.com. However, fifteen wounded Special Action Force troopers are still undergoing medical treatments at PNP General Hospital at […]

The quest for lasting peace with justice

Both Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines have affirmed that they support lasting peace in Mindanao through the passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law. PNP Officer-in-charge Deputy Director Leonardo Espina and AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang who have been attending hearings both in Senate and House of Representatives said they are […]

Senator Santiago: Bangsamoro Basic Law is unconstitutional

“In my view, BBL is unconstitutional because it violates what the Constitution provides for as the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. Those are the guidelines set by the Constitution in providing for autonomous regions for regional autonomy,” Senator Miriam Santiago said in an interview with the press February 12. Santiago is the […]