Month: September 2016

SIM Card Sellers to Require all Buyers a Valid IDs

A measure has been filed in the Senate Friday to direct SIM card sellers to require all buyers to present valid IDs before they are sold to avoid unregistered numbers used for unlawful activities. Under Senate Bill No. 1160, Senator Loren Legarda said that users will be required to sign a control-numbered registration form used […]

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Vietnam Boats

17 Vietnamese Caught Poaching to be Release – Duterte

MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) – Almost 30 Vietnamese fishermen, who were arrested for poaching in country’s territorial sea will soon be released and brought back to Vietnam, Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Friday. According to Aguirre, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the release of the Vietnamese fishermen as a sign of goodwill […]

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Philippine Coast Guard to Assist Military and Police

MANILA — Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has issued a memorandum order directing the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to assist the military and police in maintaining peace and order during the state of national emergency on account of lawless violence in Mindanao. Medialdea signed Memorandum Order No. 4 expanding the application of the previous memorandum (No. […]

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Narcotics List Must be Confidential – Lacson

MANILA – Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said that the ‘narco-list’ released by President Rodrigo Duterte composed of barangay captains, mayors, governors, law enforcement officers, and judges is ill-advised. Lacson said this in response to the President’s public apology made by Pres. Duterte to Pangasinan Rep. Amado Espino Jr. and two other local government […]

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Philippine Air Force to Host 14th ASEAN Air Chiefs Conference

MANILA – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be hosting the 14th ASEAN Air Chiefs Conference (AACC) by 2017. “Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Edgar R. Fallorina will have much to do to make the event a success,” PAF spokesperson Col. Araus Robert Musico said Tuesday. PAF’s turn to host the AACC was announced by […]

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VLS Missile Launch

Department of National Defense Finalizing Two Missile Armed Warship

MANILA – The contract for the Philippine Navy’s two missile-armed frigates is now being finalized, Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said Monday. Once the contract is finalized, it will be signed by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the duly authorized representative of the winning proponent, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), […]

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Police and Military Operatives Arrested Abu Sayyaf Group Bandit

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Combined police and military operatives on Monday arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit facing a series of criminal cases in the city. Chief Insp. Elmer Solon, a Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested suspect as Abdul Baliyung alias Majula Gani, 34, a resident of Barangay Sangali, Zamboanga City. Baliyung […]

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Intelligence Service of the AFP Gets New Commander

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. Ronald Villanueva as commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP). AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said the new ISAFP head had extensive experience both in intelligence and infantry operations. Arevalo […]

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West Philippine Sea Dispute to Discuss in Vietnam – DFA

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to address the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea dispute if the issue comes up during his expected two-day visit to Vietnam, a foreign affairs spokesman said on Monday. ”The President will be prepared to discuss the South China Sea issue,” Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman […]

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European Union and United Nations Rapporteurs Should Follow President Duterte’s Protocol

MANILA — The European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) rapporteurs should follow protocol once President Rodrigo R. Duterte decides to invite them to make their investigation on the controversial extrajudicial killings issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. DFA spokesman and Assistant Secretary Charles Jose bared this when asked if the Philippine […]

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Philippine Marines M-4 Rifle

PA Spokesperson – Carbine Rifles Jamming Caused by Dirt

MANILA, Sept. 14  — Jamming of the brand-new R4A3 carbine rifles during the Aug. 29 engagement with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits was caused by dirt and not due to technical defects of the weapons. This was stressed by Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao in a statement Wednesday. “It can be attributed […]

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National Policies & Foreign Relations Could be Affected – Senator Lacson

MANILA — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday speculated that it would take some time before President Rodrigo Duterte turns into “a real statesman”. Lacson was commenting on the former Davao City mayor’s remark to pull out American soldiers from Mindanao. President Duterte has also said that the Philippines will not participate in joint patrols […]

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