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Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year s PH US military exercises

NEW CLASSROOMS. US soldiers build classrooms in a remote village in Ormoc City, Leyte, as part of the 2017 Balikatan Humanitarian Program. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

Successful Fil-Am chaplain urges Filipino women to follow her lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling has broken barriers by becoming the first female chaplain of the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard

PINAY CHAPLAIN. US military chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling shares her thoughts in a forum with Philippina chaplains in Manila. Photo courtesy of the US Embassy

US expert: Pemberton's fingerprint on condom wrapper

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:57 PM

US forensic experts testify at the murder trial of US Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated December 19, 2014 released by the Olongapo City Police shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

113 soldiers test positive for illegal drugs

Jan 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Young soldiers appear to be more susceptible to illegal substances the military says

POSITIVE: The military vows to step up anti-drugs campaign this 2014