Comelec to meet with police, military for poll security prep

Morexette B. Erram 04/15/2018

THE provincial office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) scheduled a meeting with the military and police to finalize security plans for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Comelec Provincial Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano…

Military foils new BIFF attempt to bomb bridge

Inquirer.net 04/15/2018

KORONADAL CITY – Government forces foiled an attempt by suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen to blow up on Saturday a bridge linking Maguindanao and North Cotabato, a military commander said Sunday. Lt. Col. Angelo Lutera,…

Military foils new BIFF attempt to bomb bridge

Inquirer.net 04/15/2018

KORONADAL CITY – Government forces foiled an attempt by suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen to blow up on Saturday a bridge linking Maguindanao and North Cotabato, a military commander said Sunday. Lt. Col. Angelo Lutera,…

Educators, student union: No to student monitoring by military

King Anthony Perez 03/07/2018

PROFESSORS from Cebu universities and a nationwide student union condemned the military’s plan to monitor students to stop rebel groups from recruiting new members from different universities. A joint statement signed by 11 professors and instructors from…

MILITARY TO MONITOR STUDENTS

Ador Vincent Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic 03/05/2018

Centcom seeks to stop NPA recruitment in schools The military wants to stop rebel groups from recruiting new members from different schools. The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command (Centcom) plans to meet with officials of…

6 alleged NPA rebels arrested after military encounter in Negros Oriental

Benjie B. Talisic, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, King Anthony Perez 03/03/2018

MABINAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL- Military forces captured six alleged New People’s Army (NPA) members after a firefight ensued between the military and the rebels in Barangay Luyang, Mabinay town, Negros Oriental, at 2 a.m., Saturday. Recovered from the…

Police, military form task force for Barangay, SK elections

Benjie B. Talisic 02/20/2018

Task Force Cebu, a joint cooperation of PNP and AFP personnel, gathered on Tuesday to prepare for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on May 14 this year. Senior Supt. Joel Doria, Cebu City police director, said…

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

AP 12/12/2017

  WASHINGTON — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy divulged Monday reflects the difficult…

Security up for Sinulog; military targets NPA rebs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2017

SECURITY remains stringent for next year’s annual Sinulog celebration in Cebu City despite the stable peace and order climate in Cebu, Bohol province and most parts of Central Visayas. Both the military’s Central Command (Centcom) and the…

US supersonic bombers conduct exercise in South Korean region

AFP 11/03/2017

  United States bombers accompanied by Japanese and South Korean warplanes flew a mission in the South Korea region on Thursday amid high regional tensions, the US Air Force said. Two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers took off…