Daily Archives: 3 years ago

DND starts procuring three assault crafts as platform for ‘missile launch system’

The Department of National Defense launched an acquisition project that will increase the number of Philippine Navy’s Multi-purpose Assault Craft or MPACs. The DND-AFP is applying the amount of PhP270 million through the General Appropriations Act for the acquisition of 3 brand-new MPACS. With the said amount, three MPACs must be delivered with Mission Essential […]

This Chinese teen was executed for rape-murder case in 1996: After 18 years he was acquitted

“We deeply reproach ourselves for letting wrongful convictions happen. Courts of all levels should learn a serious lesson from these cases,” China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang said as quoted by China Daily. In 2014, Chinese courts reviewed 1,317 cases and corrected a number of wrongful court decisions. One of the most regrettable decision was the […]

Philippine employment data improves, unemployed went down by 334,000

The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that employment in the country grew by 2.8 percent to 37.5 million from 36.4 million in the same period last year, meaning 1.04 million Filipinos were employed from January 2014 to January 2015. In contrast, only 281,000 jobs generated in the previous period January 2013 to January 2014. Services sector […]

Mamasapano Report: Communication bogged down, some M203 ordnance defective, ammo ran out

The Philippine National Police-Board of Inquiry finds that during the Oplan Exodus, Special Action Force’s Tactical Command Post and Advance Command Post was plagued by failures of command and control from the very start especially in communication. At the start of the Oplan, “mobile communication was used as the primary mode of communication. However, these […]

Mamasapano Report: President Aquino bypassed the established PNP Chain of Command

The Philippine National Police-Board of Inquiry concludes in the 112 pages Mamasapano Report that President Aquino “gave the go-signal and allowed the execution of Oplan Exodus after the concept of operations (CONOPS) was presented to him by Director of Special Action Force (SAF) Police Director Getulio Napeñas.” He also “allowed the participation of the suspended […]