Category: Local

Headless Bodies Found by Security Forces in Basilan

A police report on Monday, t they saw the decomposing bodies of seven Filipino farmers who were abducted and beheaded by Abu Sayyaf gunmen believed to be the victims of kidnappings in two towns on the southern island of Basilan. Two of the seven killed men were abducted two weeks ago by gunmen under Abu […]

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US Delivers Weapons for the Philippine Air Force

On Saturday, The US Embassy in Manila said that “officials from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) recently provide 1,040 rocket motors and 992 rockets to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) through the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA).” Philippine Air Force received counterterrorism weapons and equipment from the United States to help its […]

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Philippines to Discuss Over Oil Exploration on ASEAN Meeting

  On Wednesday, the Philippine government tried to reassure Southeast Asian neighbors about its recommendation to associate with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed sea. President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped his predecessor’s policy opposing China’s claims and causing alarm among neighboring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano yesterday […]

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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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Chinese Coast Guard Still Harasses Filipino Fisherman in Scarborough Shoal – PCG

MANILA – Chinese Coast Guard vessels continue to harass Filipino fishers at Bajo de Masinloc in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Philippine Coast Guard reported. In a press release of the National Security Council-Task Force West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard said, on Sept. 6, 2016, three China Coast Guard vessels sighted […]

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Philippines Needs Arms to Protect the West Philippine Sea

According to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that China’s historical claim over the South China Sea has no basis at all. It was only in the 1930’s that Chinese maps went beyond Hainan Island, China’s southernmost territory, adding that it was only 1933 that a Chinese map showed the Paracels as part of Hainan. […]

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Supreme Court Orders Philippine Government to Defend Military Drills

The Philippine Supreme Court ordered the government to defend the legality of recent joint military exercises with Japan following a petition by a left-wing political-party. A  Japanese surveillance plane  and about 200 troops held two days of joint training with the Philippine navy in May 2015 off the coast of western Palawan, an important  island not […]

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