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Filipino soldiers' 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:51 PM

What went on behind what the military chief says is the peacekeepers greatest escape ?

Golan peacekeepers

UN in 'backchannel' talks to end Golan standoff

Aug 29, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Officials note some good signs There has been no firefight inside the encampments of the Filipino troops

COMMANDER: Colonel Roberto Ancan, commander of AFP peacekeeping operations center. Rappler photo

Armored trucks on EDSA cause alarm amid coup rumors

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:57 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it respects the opinion of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the alleged destabilization threat against President Aquino but is not concerned about it

Death toll in Sulu ambush now 23

Jul 29, 2014 - 12:49 PM

The security environment in Sulu continues to challenge government forces and the community

SURVIVOR: A government health worker attends to a survivor of the July 28 ambush that killed at least 23 in Talipao, Sulu. Photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

Friendly fire kills 6 soldiers in Sulu

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Will the military punish the soldiers who committed the fatal error?

Philippine military cuts 'life-threatening' run tests

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:28 PM

The change comes as 3 officers have collapsed and died doing the fitness tests since 2010

SHORTER RUNS. Starting July, fitness runs by the Philippine military will be shortened to a 'safer' two kilometer-distance. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

'Dead' top Filipino militant is alive and a threat – military

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Abdel Basit Usman is on the US government s list of most wanted terrorists described a bomb making expert and the State Department offered an 1 million reward for information leading to his arrest in 2009

File photo of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) standing guard during a clandestine press conference at Camp Omar, in the town of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao. August 2011. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Gov't blamed for death of detained mother's baby

May 18, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The baby died due to complications Human rights groups are blaming the government for not providing adequate medical attention to the mother

LAST EMBRACE. Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late NPA spokesperson, weeps as she holds her dead baby named after her. Photo by Free Andrea Rosal Movement

China: Ayungin trip betrays PH intent

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:13 AM

It s a political provocation that works against Manila s interests Beijing says

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A breakaway group of the MILF promises to continue the fight for independence

Rebels kill two troops after Tiamzons' arrest

Mar 24, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Communist guerrillas killed two Philippine soldiers their first deadly attack since two senior rebel leaders were arrested two days ago

ATTACK. Members of the NPA's Mt. Alip Command allegedly responsible for the foiled attack at the Matanao police station.  This file photo was taken at the CPP's 45th Anniversary on December 26, 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

PH military launches elite unit vs terrorist attacks

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Terrorist attacks are a stark reality in a post 9 11 world The Philippine military launches an elite unit to respond to chem bio emergencies

PH military beefs up coverage of Scarborough

Feb 25, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Scarborough is now under the Palawan based Western Command to put the country s external defense efforts under one commander

Palace, military: BIFF still a threat

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The military says it is expecting retaliatory attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF but there s no need to heighten an alert status

BREAKAWAY GROUP. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) standing guard during a clandestine press conference at Camp Omar, in the town of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao. August 2011. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

MNLF will pursue independence, AFP vows to stop 'spoilers'

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:33 PM

MNLF spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla says the group does not recognize the peace agreement

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

AFP will turn over officer tagged in Jonas Burgos abduction

Oct 22, 2013 - 6:58 PM

The military however says it has yet to receive the court order ordering Maj Baliaga s arrest

ACCUSED: A Quezon City court issues an arrest warratn against Army Major Harry Baliaga Jr. Photo released by the Commission on Human Rights

MILF rebels accuse military of violating ceasefire

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:00 PM

The MILF will lodge a complaint before a joint ceasefire committee

Soldiers now see remaining rebels in Zambo crisis

Sep 21, 2013 - 6:31 PM

On Day 13 of the Zamboanga standoff 5 MNLF members are killed while 7 soldiers are wounded

HUDDLE WITH THE GENERALS: President Aquino discuss Zamboanga City operations with military and police generals. Malacañang photo

When will the crisis end?

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Residents of Zamboanga City say things are a bit better now but they hope to bring it back to normal soon

BUSINESS RESUMES: Vendors crowd a small marketplace. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Army confirms grenade blast in Jolo

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Armed Forces spokesperson Lt Col Ramon Zagala cautioned they have not identified who is behind the attack

MILITARY ZONE. Soldiers in Zamboanga City. Photo by EPA

Habier Malik leading MNLF attacks in Zambo

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:12 PM

The military says it spotted MNLF commander Ustadz Habier Malik in Sta Catalina Zambonga City

LEADER. Habier Malik, known as the top aide of Nur Misuari, has been spotted in Zamboanga City. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

NPA denies using feces-smeared bomb

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:13 PM

To insinuate that the New People s Army is engaged in a highly criminal biological and chemical warfare is pure invention says spokesman Rigoberto Sanchez

It's a students' fun run – and the NPA opens fire

Jul 08, 2013 - 7:56 PM

A local newspaper says the leftist fighters were targeting the policemen who were marshalling the student participants in Gubat Sorsogon