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Duterte to PMA graduates: Be morally upright, loyal

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Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City—President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged the graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Salaknib Class of 2017 to be morally upright and to be loyal to the Constitution as they leave the country’s premiere military school. “Out there, the challenge will not just require your intellectual or physical capabilities, but […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Kultokulto and the Blue House

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Kon ang America dunay White House, ang Korea duna usay Blue House. Apan daw dimalas ang kolor nga blue para sa gobyerno sa South Korea (SK). Kay kasagaran sa makapuyo niani nga presidente kon di mapalagpot sa kudeta, mapapha tungod sa kurapsyon. Dili diay kitay orig sa People Pwer diris Asia. Kay ang nahitabbo sa […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

China stays mum on its defense budget

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BEIJING — China in recent years has responded to calls for greater military transparency by releasing its defense budget. Not this year, it seems. The defense and finance ministries did not immediately respond to questions about why the government failed to provide a figure for its annual military spending at the opening of its rubber-stamp […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Should ROTC be revived?

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When I heard the news that the Duterte administration is determined to revive the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program for grades 11 and 12, I noticed that it drew mixed reactions among the Filipino people. There are those who favored the plan and others who opposed it. Both have valid reasons for their […]

Posted: February 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Army backs probe on blast

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The military is willing to cooperate with the police’s investigation into the death of a tricycle driver who discovered a rifle grenade at a vacant lot near his home in Sitio Tambisan, Barangay Tisa in Cebu City last Monday. “Gusto namo mahibalo asa gikan ang rifle grenade kung government arsenal ba or somewhere else. Aron […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Breakdown of discipline in the PNP

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In what may be considered one of the most shameful incidents in the history of the Philippine National Police, 228 Metro-Manila–based policemen were publicly reprimanded and humiliated recently by President Duterte. Believing that they are all rogue cops incapable of mending their ways, the President ordered them to resign or be reassigned for two years […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

5,000 police, military to secure Fiesta Señor activities

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CEBU CITY–To ward off possible terror attacks, the police and military personnel are set to enforce stringent security measures for the 452nd Fiesta Señor celebration which will start on Thursday. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said about 5,000 law enforcers will be assigned to secure the […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

China returns US underwater drone

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BEIJING — China on Tuesday handed back to the United States an underwater drone it had seized last week in an incident that raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump’s signals of a tougher policy toward Beijing. Trump has riled the Chinese leadership by saying he might reconsider US […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in World | Read More »

ROTC should stay optional

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I like the Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) now but I believe it should stay optional. I witnessed how the ROTC evolved from its rather notorious rep until it was made optional starting 2002 and what it is today because I am a product of that college military training where most of the time we […]

Posted: November 29th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

PROBE LAUNCHED

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has constituted a panel to investigate the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., on the heels of a Senate investigation that called the killing a premeditated act of the police. “We, in fact, constituted a panel of investigators. They are now conducting investigation, and let’s see what we can arrive […]

Posted: November 11th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »