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Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:58 PM

As President Duterte delivers his second SONA, Marawi evacuees say they want to go home

Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The row between Macron and General Pierre de Villiers erupted last week over budget cuts, testing the new president's authority

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

China slams U.S. defense bill over Taiwan provision

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

'China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,' foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang tells reporters

China slams U.S. defense bill over Taiwan provision

Pag-IBIG gets COA nod on law firm to handle Globe Asiatique cases

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:37 PM

With over a billion pesos involved in these cases, COA says full commitment is 'extremely necessary' to ensure proper representation in courts

Pag-IBIG gets COA nod on law firm to handle Globe Asiatique cases

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

Jul 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declines to disclose his recommendation 'so as not to preempt' President Rodrigo Duterte

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

U.S. conducts successful missile intercept test amid North Korea tensions

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:58 PM

THAAD maker Lockheed Martin says this was the first time the system had intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile

U.S. conducts successful missile intercept test amid North Korea tensions

Dennis Uy, Duterte's friend, creates P100-M mutual fund for gov't troops

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The mutual fund would 'offer financial security to soldiers and policemen as well as their families through sound investment practices and guidance programs'

Dennis Uy, Duterte's friend, creates P100-M mutual fund for gov't troops

Top defense officials briefed, assess battle in Marawi

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The officials and ground commanders assess enemy strengths and weaknesses, and how the military can adjust to these observations

Top defense officials briefed, assess battle in Marawi

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

U.S. to test anti-missile system amid North Korea tensions

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:42 PM

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to be tested is designed to intercept and destroy short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight

U.S. to test anti-missile system amid North Korea tensions

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Nuclear-armed states dismiss the ban as unrealistic, arguing it will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of 15,000 atomic weapons

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:32 PM

This is 'the first time US Pacific Command-directed B-1B Lancers have conducted combined training with JASDF fighters at night,' the statement from the US Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs office reads

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

U.S. ready to work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones' – Tillerson

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:32 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia has a 'special responsibility' to help create stability on the ground – or risk hobbling the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group

U.S. ready to work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones' – Tillerson

SC nominee Mosquera disagrees with ruling on EDCA

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Gerard Mosquera tells the Judicial and Bar Council that he would've dissented with the 2016 EDCA ruling. For him, a 'treaty would have to be executed to justify stationing of foreign troops in the country.'

SC nominee Mosquera disagrees with ruling on EDCA

TIMELINE: North Korean missile development

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Here are key dates in Pyongyang's quest to develop a missile capable of hitting the United States

TIMELINE: North Korean missile development

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17, 2017 and how you can prepare for the 'Big One'

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:37 PM

The 5 armed service branches can now delay accepting transgender recruits until January 1

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 30, 2017

IN PHOTOS: 2nd quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC leads an earthquake drill around the country on Thursday, June 29

IN PHOTOS: 2nd quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Human rights in Duterte's 1st year: Where do we go from here?

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Organizations now plan to simplify and bring human rights closer to the ground and everyday life

Human rights in Duterte's 1st year: Where do we go from here?

'Demonizing' human rights in the first year of Duterte

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte paints human rights defenders as an obstacle to the change he promised, according to iDEFEND's Ellecer Carlos

'Demonizing' human rights in the first year of Duterte

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is a key issue in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Disaster risk reduction community to gather for Agos Summit

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:01 AM

MovePH will host the two-day Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness from July 7 to 8 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City. Pre-registration is now open.

Disaster risk reduction community to gather for Agos Summit

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander visits Philippines

Jun 14, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Admiral Scott Swift meets with key Philippine officials 'to reaffirm the US Navy's strong partnership and ties' with the Armed Forces of the Philippines

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander visits Philippines

Suspected North Korea drone filmed missile defense site – Seoul

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:31 PM

The South Korean military analyzed the contents of the camera's 64-gigabyte memory chip and said it had been spying on the THAAD

Suspected North Korea drone filmed missile defense site – Seoul

Mattis 'shocked' by U.S. military readiness, warns on North Korea

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:06 AM

(UPDATED) The US defense secretary also warns of a return to 'Great Power competition,' where countries like Russia and China are gaining military assertiveness and placing long-held global security protocol at risk

Mattis 'shocked' by U.S. military readiness, warns on North Korea

Duterte: No denying it, PH soldiers are pro-U.S.

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The President, before thanking the United States for aid in Marawi City, says he can't ignore the rapport between Filipino and American soldiers

Duterte: No denying it, PH soldiers are pro-U.S.

Trump says U.S. committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Trump makes the statement after failing to endorse Article 5 in a speech at last month's NATO summit in Brussels

Trump says U.S. committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge

South Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) The deployment freeze comes two days after Moon ordered a 'proper' probe into the potential environmental impact of the missile batteries in a bid to win greater public support for the project

South Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says intelligence pegs the number of ISIS fighters in the Philippines at 1,200, including 40 Indonesians, a stark contrast from the Philippines' 250-400 estimate

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

U.S., Australia, Japan slam 'coercive' China at key security summit

Jun 03, 2017 - 5:48 PM

'We oppose countries militarizing artificial islands and enforcing excessive maritime claims unsupported by maritime law. We cannot and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes in the status quo,' says US Defense Secretary James Mattis

U.S., Australia, Japan slam 'coercive' China at key security summit

U.S. says it stands with PH in 'heartbreaking' fight in Marawi

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:39 AM

The United States reiterates its commitment to its longtime ally in its fight against terrorists, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-American pronouncements

U.S. says it stands with PH in 'heartbreaking' fight in Marawi

ISIS is in the Philippines – Lorenzana

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon and his followers 'are already recognized and the occupation of Marawi is another step to prove [their] worth as part of ISIS'

ISIS is in the Philippines – Lorenzana

Lorenzana orders arrest of over 100 Maute members

May 31, 2017 - 11:10 PM

The order of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, martial law administrator, is valid 'even outside Mindanao'

Lorenzana orders arrest of over 100 Maute members

South Korea military 'hid missile launchers from president'

May 31, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Documents submitted to Moon Jae-In shortly after he came to office this month were redacted to remove mention of 4 new rocket launchers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system

South Korea military 'hid missile launchers from president'

U.S. successfully tests ICBM defense system

May 31, 2017 - 7:28 AM

The first-of-its-kind test comes amid concerns over North Korea's weapons program

U.S. successfully tests ICBM defense system

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

May 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A total of 58 awards will be given to individuals and groups from various sectors in the 18th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

Lorenzana 'admits' not recommending martial law

May 30, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Security officials told senators in a private briefing that the military could neutralize the Maute Group even without martial law, the Senate minority bloc says

Lorenzana 'admits' not recommending martial law

Trump berates NATO for dodging defense dues

May 26, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense,' says US President Donald Trump

Trump berates NATO for dodging defense dues

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

May 25, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The two countries sign a total of 10 deals, including a defense agreement, deal to share intelligence, and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

Beijing denies 'unprofessional' intercept of U.S. plane

May 20, 2017 - 2:57 PM

'Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact,' says the Chinese Ministry of Defense

Beijing denies 'unprofessional' intercept of U.S. plane

Fire triggers evacuation at Singapore's Changi airport

May 16, 2017 - 9:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The airport management tells passengers departing from Terminal 2 to 'expect significant flight delays'

Fire triggers evacuation at Singapore's Changi airport

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

May 15, 2017 - 12:50 AM

In Beijing, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with representatives of Poly Technologies, one of China's most controversial defense firms

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

May 12, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

May 11, 2017 - 9:36 PM

But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly, saying that their role in disaster involves organizing, training, and equipping first responders from the AFP

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

NATO mulls sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan

May 10, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The troops are needed to train local forces, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says

NATO mulls sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan

AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts

May 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año echoes earlier statements of the PNP and Malacañang that terrorists were not behind the explosions

AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts