Suspect in Mindanao State University bombing surrenders – AFP

Faith Argosino 02/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — One of the suspects linked to the fatal bombing at the Mindanao State University (MSU) last December 3 surrendered to authorities on Sunday, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). AFP said in a…

Acorda files raps vs person spreading false info in viral vlog

Charie Abarca 01/08/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), General Benjamin Acorda Jr. lodged a complaint on Monday against a certain Johnny Lacsamana Macanas Sr. for allegedly using his name and photo in a vlog…

Brawner backs call to tap gun owners as reservists

John Eric Mendoza 12/13/2023

PALAWAN, Philippines — General Romeo Brawner Jr., the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), has endorsed the idea of enlisting gun owners as reservists and highlighted the need for more reservists in…

MSU bombing suspect nabbed

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 12/08/2023

Authorities have caught a suspect in the deadly Mindanao State University (MSU) bombing and he is now under the authorities’ custody. This is according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday, December 8. The arrested…

Brawner: Chinese jets seen shadowing PH aircraft during AFP drill with Australia

John Eric Mendoza 11/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese jets shadowed an aircraft used during the joint patrol of Australia and the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea on Sunday, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Romeo…

Senators, envoys denounce China’s latest aggression in West Philippine Sea

Luisa Cabato 10/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  Several senators and ambassadors have expressed their concern as they also denounced the collision of an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-contracted resupply boat and a Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) ship in the West Philippine…

2 million reservists join AFP annually once ROTC becomes mandatory

John Eric Mendoza 09/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Around two million reservists will augment the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) every year once the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) becomes mandatory again. “Every year, if ROTC becomes…

Nat’l Security Council exec mulls banning TikTok for those in security sector

Angeline Marcelino 09/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — National Security Council Assistant Director General Jonathan Malaya said on Saturday that banning TikTok among government officials and employees might be considered for security reasons. The matter was raised during the Saturday News Forum…

No truth to report PH nixed joining South China Sea drills – Brawner

John Eric Mendoza 08/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. on Monday debunked a Japanese media report stating that Philippine government declined to participate in a supposed multilateral naval exercise among…

AFP reaffirms support for BRP Sierra Madre amid tensions

Adrian Parungao 08/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed that the August 5 water cannon incident will not deter its commitment to ensuring the well-being of personnel aboard the BRP Sierra Madre. During a Saturday news forum,…

Lapu police draft security measures for Barangay, SK elections

Futch Anthony Inso 08/16/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — The Lapu-Lapu City police are now preparing the security measures for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on October 30, 2023. Police Major Joey Bicoy, chief of the Intelligence Detection and…

Marcos Jr. approves Maharlika fund, 10 other bills as Ledac priority measures

Faith Argosino 05/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has approved 11 additional bills on public health, job creation, and economic growth, including the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) as part of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac), House…

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