Daily Archives: 2 years ago

Davao del Sur vice-mayor wounded, kills two attackers in gun fight

A Davao del Sur vice-mayor was wounded after a gun fight with three attackers 6:50 pm of Friday, April 3. Malalag, Davao del Sur Vice Mayor Anselmo Mejias Sr. was in his residence when thee armed men allegedly fired at him. The vice-mayor returned fire killing two attackers named Romy Peñafiel and Roger Peñafiel who […]

Filipino seafarers once again standout for saving 393 Syrian refugees

M/V Erasmusgracht, owned by Netherlands based ship management Spliethoff Group, rescued 393 Syrian refugees in the Ionian Sea on December 5, 2014. The Dutch cargo ship has approximately ten Filipino seafarers onboard. Syrian refugees – mostly young men, women and children – were stranded for two days. “Their ship had no operating engine and the […]

Smuggled rice from Malaysia intercepted by Navy, Coast Guard

“Joint forces of the Coast Guard, Navy and the Bureau of Customs have apprehended a motor launch and its skipper for smuggling rice from Malaysia and seven other violations,” Philippine Coast Guard reports. On April 3, operatives from joint government law enforcement agencies apprehended M/L Al-Althie at the vicinity waters of Barangay Lutuban, Zamboanguita, Negros […]

Philippine Air Force commander visits Japan

Done as part of confidence building measures and finding opportunities for training and information exchange, Philippine Air Force Commanding General Lt. Gen. Jeffrey F. Delgado, had a four-day official visit to Japan accepting the invitation of his counterpart Japan Air Self Defense Force Chief of Staff General Harukazu Saitoh from March 25-29, 2015. Lt. Gen. […]

Air Force disaster response units ready

Philippine Air Force Mobile Disaster Response Unit based in Villamor Air Base had been alerted and assembled since April 3 in anticipation of Typhoon Chedeng which was expected to affect parts of Norther Luzon Saturday late evening, PAF said. Air Force disaster response unit is composed of search and rescue, medical, engineering, communication, security and […]