Ex-Abu Sayyaf now a soldier after completing Army training

Leah Agonoy 10/01/2023

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — A former member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf who surrendered to the government is now a full-fledged member of the Philippine Army, said Major General Antonio Nafarrete, commander of the…

The public face of China’s military under corruption probe

Reuters 09/17/2023

BEIJING — General Li Shangfu, a veteran of China’s military modernization drive, rose through the ranks to become defense minister this year. Within six months, he disappeared under the cloud of a corruption probe. Li grew to…

2 of 6 alleged NPA fighters killed in Bohol clash identified

Emmariel Ares 09/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Two of the six alleged fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA), who were killed during an encounter with Task Group Bohol of the Philippine Army in Bohol province on Thursday morning, September…

Senators stunned to learn PMA cadets study in Beijing Military Academy

Maila Ager 08/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines—Senators want the Philippines to limit its dealings with China following its latest harassment in waters within the country’s exclusive economic zone. At a Senate hearing on Monday, Senator Raffy Tulfo asked Department of National Defense…

No Filipinos in Russia ask to return home, brave mutiny’s climax – DFA

Beatrice Pinlac 06/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipino in Russia has asked to be repatriated after the recent power struggle between the military and a mutinous paramilitary group, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday. DFA Undersecretary Eduardo de…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Mercenary chief halts troops’ march on Moscow to avoid ‘shedding Russian blood’

CDN Digital 06/26/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, June 26, 2023 Mercenary chief halts troops’ march on Moscow to avoid ‘shedding Russian blood’…

Japan hopes to shore up PH defense amid Taiwan tensions

Reuters 06/17/2023

TOKYO—Japan is preparing military aid for the Philippines to help secure sea approaches and safeguard Taiwan’s western flank, officials said, deepening security ties that could bring Japanese forces back to the Philippines for the first time since…

Russia unleashes largest drone attack on Ukrainian capital, crowds mark Kyiv Day

05/29/2023

KYIV—Russia unleashed waves of air strikes on Kyiv overnight in what officials said was the largest drone attack of the city but crowds poured into the streets later on Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the Ukrainian…

Edca: US spends $2 million for fuel depot in Mactan, Cebu air base

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new fuel depot, funded by the United States (U.S.) government, will soon be operational at the Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base as part of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). Construction is now…

SC affirms ex-general’s acquittal in tax evasion case

Tina G. Santos 04/22/2023

The Supreme Court has affirmed the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) acquittal of the tax evasion raps against former military comptroller, retired Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot, and his wife, Erlinda, involving P458 million in underdeclared income from…

Room service? US special forces nab wrong guest in mock hotel raid

Agence France Presse 04/08/2023

WASHINGTON–US special forces burst into the wrong hotel room in the middle of the night and detained a sleeping guest during a training exercise, drawing a shamefaced apology Thursday from the military. The unfortunate guest — a…

Japanese military helicopter goes missing with several people on board

Reuters 04/06/2023

TOKYO — Japan on Thursday said it had lost contact with a military helicopter carrying several crew and passengers near Miyakojima, part of its southwest Okinawa island chain. The UH60 troop transport, commonly known as the Black…

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