Argao shooting: Murder raps filed vs retired military officer

Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro 01/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Argao police have filed murder charge against a retired Army officer who turned himself in hours after he allegedly shot his neighbor in Barangay Gutlang on Sunday afternoon, January 28.  The suspect was…

Marcos OKs military’s P2-trillion wish list for weapons, equipment

Francis Mangosing 01/29/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved the military’s revised wish list for new weaponry and equipment to shore up the country’s defenses against threats, in the face of a rapidly evolving regional security landscape.…

North Korea launches suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile that can reach distant US bases

Associated Press 01/14/2024

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, two months after the North claimed to have tested engines for a new harder-to-detect missile capable of…

Amid Ukraine war, a wedding proposal

Agence France Presse 01/07/2024

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military doctor has become engaged to a soldier she served with, their commander said on Thursday, a day after she was released from nearly two years as a prisoner of Russia. The…

Kim orders military to ‘annihilate’ US, South Korea if provoked

Associated Press 01/01/2024

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to “thoroughly annihilate” the United States and South Korea if provoked, state media reported Monday, after he vowed to boost national defenses to cope with what…

North Korea to launch three more spy satellites in 2024 — state media

Agence France Presse 12/31/2023

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea plans to launch three more spy satellites in 2024 as part of efforts to ramp up the country’s military, state media reported Sunday. “The task of launching three additional reconnaissance satellites…

North Korea fires ‘long-range ballistic missile’—Seoul

12/18/2023

Seoul, South Korea—North Korea fired another internationally banned “long-range ballistic missile” on Monday, the South’s military said, after Pyongyang voiced outrage over deeper nuclear cooperation between Seoul and Washington. The ballistic launch followed firing overnight Sunday by…

BTS’ RM and V to start mandatory military service

12/11/2023

Seoul, South Korea—Two more members of K-pop phenomenon BTS, RM and V, were set to start mandatory South Korean military service Monday, local media reported, with the final two members expected to enlist this week. All able-bodied men…

Military on high alert after calling Marawi bombing ‘a terror act’

12/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine forces were on high alert on Sunday after a bomb killed four people and wounded several during a Catholic Mass in a university gymnasium in Marawi City, an attack the authorities called Islamist terrorism.…

Bongbong Marcos: China reclamations ‘have come closer and closer to PH’

Jean Mangaluz 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — China’s reclamation activities “have come closer and closer to the Philippine coastline,” President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said. According to Marcos, the nearest location where China is interested in doing an alleged construction is…

US moving quickly to boost Israel’s military. A look at what aid it’s providing

Associated Press 10/15/2023

WASHINGTON — Within hours of the horrific attack by Hamas, the U.S. began moving warships and aircraft to the region to be ready to provide Israel with whatever it needed to respond. A second U.S. carrier strike…

NPA rebels killed 47 on Negros Island since 2022: military

10/14/2023

BACOLOD CITY – NPA rebels killed at least 47 persons on Negros Island from 2022 to 2023, a report released by the military showed. The fatalities include 34 civilians, five soldiers, three former rebels, four government officials,…

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