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Palma wary on ML, prays it will be lifted


Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has nothing against the government placing Mindanao under martial law due to the ongoing war between the military and and Maute terror group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The 67-year-old prelate said he relies on Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo’s position that there are no “solid and sufficient facts to […]

Posted: May 29th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Military steps up recruitment campaign in Cebu


CEBU City offers a substantial number of potential recruits for the country’s Armed Forces, the military’s Central Command (Centcom) said during yesterday’s visit of the Philippine Military Academy’s Mabalasik Class of 2019. “Cebu City is a very nice place. There are lots of young people here in Cebu coming from different places,” Col. Medel Aguilar, […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Military reactivates battalions in Negros Island


THE military has activated two geographical battalions in the Negros Island Region following intelligence reports of the arrival of around 20 armed men in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Col. Medel Aguilar, assistant chief of the Unified Command Staff for Civil Military Operations of the Central Command (Centcom) said their tactical unit is tracking […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Storm-resilient rooms for Samar


BALIKATAN 2017 American and Filipino soldiers joined forces to build a large room that can serve as a classroom and shelter during disasters in Guiuan town in Eastern Samar, a region often hit by typhoons. The activity, which is humanitarian civic assistance component of this year’s ongoing Balikatan Exercise, focusing this year on humanitarian civic […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Law on mandatory military training for students needed


Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has proposed a law that would enable the government to mobilize young Filipinos for mandatory military service. In a recent statement, Pimentel supported President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to revive mandatory military training as part of the school curriculum, saying that it “has become indispensable” for government to tap the youth […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

PH-China military exercises not impossible — Lorenzana


Defense and military officials welcomed on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte’s suggestion for the Philippines and China to hold military exercises in the Sulu Sea. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he was open to the idea of the President, but an agreement would be needed. “That’s perfectly fine with us,” he told reporters. “But first we […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol


One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol was reportedly spotted in a village in Tubigon town which is adjacent to Clarin where the April 22 gunfight between government troops and the bandits ensued. A farmer, in a DYLA report, told the police that a suspicious-looking man requested for food and […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Death and betrayal


One feels both grief and outrage over the death of PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) who got killed during the April 11 encounter between government troops and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Inabanga, Bohol province. If anything, at least Nazareno’s family can realistically expect some compensation from the […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Replicating Bohol’s vigilance


Central Visayas had always been known as a peaceful and progressive region, envied by many for its economic growth rate that only a few in the country can rival. But that peace had been disrupted by the entry of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Inabanga town, Bohol province during the Holy Week whose presence was […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

No Abu in Cebu


WATCH: Policemen from the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office in search of armed persons sighted on Olango Island. A top military officer quelled fears that some bandits from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have crossed to Cebu. Capt. Jojo Mascariñas, spokesperson of the 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, said the eight remaining ASG members who […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »