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Chinese soldiers leave Hong Kong barracks in rare clean-up cameo

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Political analyst Dixon Sing says the rare appearance could be a 'hint' to protesters that China can still use the People's Liberation Army in a 'more naked manner' at the rallies

CHINA ARMY. A member of China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard inside Osborn Barracks in Kowloon Tong in Hong Kong on November 16, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

PH Army gives up 2 meals to build homes for Mindanao quake victims

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Each soldier gives P100 – their allowance for two meals – to buy land and materials for 100 temporary houses

TEMPORARY HOME. Members of the Philippine Army give up two meal allowances to shore up funds to buy a lot and build 'Kobe-type' shelters for earthquake victims in Mindanao. Photo from the Philippine Army

Military seeks dialogue after lawmakers slammed crackdown on progressive groups

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The military deny that they are cracking down on progressive groups, whom they call 'communist terrorists' and whose offices they have raided in recent weeks

WHAT CRACKDOWN? Military Spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo invites supporters of progressive groups to discuss what he says are the threats they pose to democracy. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

6 soldiers killed, 20 wounded in Eastern Samar clash with communist rebels

Nov 12, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Improvised bomb blasts meet Philippine Army soldiers acting on a tip that NPA rebels were harassing communities in the outskirts of Borongan City

Military denies 'harassment' in arresting alleged communist rebels

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the search warrants issued by a Quezon City trial court judge prove there was probable cause against the suspects

NO HARASSMENT. Military spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the police and military personnel who recently arrested alleged communist rebels bore search warrants from a court judge. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Military launches airstrikes on alleged NPA lair in Northern Samar

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The Philippine Air Force drops 500-pound bombs on an encampment of alleged communist guerrillas

AIR STRIKES. The Philippine Air Force's FA-50 fighter jets dropped 500-pound bombs in 'surgical airstrikes' against alleged members of the New People's Army on Saturday, October 26, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo from the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army

Iraq army declares curfew in Baghdad after student protests

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The move sparks concern security forces want to clear out main gathering places like the capital's Tahrir Square, occupied by demonstrators for 4 consecutive nights

PROTESTS. Iraqi medical students take part in an anti-government demonstration in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on October 28, 2019. AFP photo

Number of hostages 'killed' as Rakhine rebels, Myanmar army clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The insurgents and army blame each other for the deaths of hostages

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine – army

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Myanmar says rebels in concealed positions on a river bank shot at a ferry carrying off-duty police and soldiers

Army foils Abu Sayyaf bomb plot in Basilan

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Army troops recover 6 improvised explosive devices after a clash with more than a dozen Abu Sayyaf bandits

IEDS. While scouring the encounter site, troops found these improvised explosive devices. Photo from Westmincom

Alleged communist leaders arrested in Butuan City

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders

Creamline snaps Choco Mucho streak

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jema Galanza and Michele Gumabao propel Creamline to its 12th straight win as Petro Gazz extends its own run to 8 games

File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Choco Mucho extend win streak

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns in limited action as Creamline stretches its perfect run to 11 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: IV of Spades, Armi Millare collab for 'Indak ng Mundo'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mashup we don't deserve but definitely needed

'INDAK NG MUNDO.' The two groups collab for a mashup of their songs. Image from Armi Millare's Instagram

Tolentino, Choco Mucho halt skid; Army drubs BaliPure

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Kat Tolentino’s 36-point outburst propels Choco Mucho past Chef’s Classics while Army notches back-to-back wins

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Jema Galanza and Risa Sato power Creamline to its 10th straight PVL victory as Air Force stuns Motolite in straight sets

PVL Open Conference Creamline vs Balipure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

AFP: 'NPA leader arrested' in Laguna

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The military says the arrest of Antonia Setias Dizon is a 'major blow' to the communist party, but a labor rights group calls it 'illegal' and a form of 'political harassment'

REBEL LEADER. Antonia Setias Dizon is arrested in Laguna on September 17, 2019. The military says her arrest is a 'major blow' to the communist New People's Army. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Motolite arrests BanKo comeback; Air Force upsets Choco Mucho

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Tots Carlos and Isa Molde power Motolite against a resilient BanKo Perlas side

TAKE CHARGE. Tots Carlos pumps in 29 points in Motolite's bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa to CHR: Ask NPAs to release minors since 'mas close kayo'

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Senator Bato dela Rosa says the Commission on Human Rights will be offering 'something new' by helping end the alleged recruitment by the NPA of minors

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa asks questions to the resource person at the hearing of the SOGIE bill on August 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva

Creamline completes first-round sweep; Army ends dry spell

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Creamline cruises past BaliPure to keep its perfect run going as Army snaps its skid versus Chef’s Classics

ON TARGET. Creamline's Pau Soriano gets one past the defense of BaliPure's Shirley Salamagos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Army; Petro Gazz, BanKo pick up five-setter wins

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez steers the Morado-less Cool Smashers to their seventh straight PVL victory

Photo by Josh Albela/Rappler

China 'rotates' troops in Hong Kong ahead of planned rallies

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Thursday morning completed the 22nd rotation since it began garrisoning Hong Kong in 1997,' Xinhua news agency says

PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTEST. This file photo taken on August 28, 2019 shows pro-democracy protesters taking part in a rally to support Cathay Pacific staff in Hong Kong after some of their staff were sacked for supporting opposition to a controversal extradition bill. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Motolite goes 3 in a row; BanKo, PetroGazz roll over foes

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Myla Pablo and Tots Carlos power Motolite to a quick win as BanKo Perlas and PetroGazz also breeze past separate PVL opponents

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Duterte warns communist rebels of 'trouble' in coming months

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'I'm serving [a] notice to everyone that in the coming months – not really bloody – but there will be a little trouble. We have to finish it. This will make us a magnet to criticisms,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NPA. Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EU to Philippines: No funds given to NGOs with communist links

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:43 PM

'From the outset, it should be very clear to everybody that we would never do that,' says Ambassador Franz Jessen, head of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines

PHILIPPINES-EU RELATIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte greets European Union Delegation to the Philippines Ambassador Franz Jessen on the sidelines of the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on February 19, 2019. Photo by Abert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Former beauty queen Zahra Bianca Saldua joins Army reserve force

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Zahra, 2018's Miss Philippines Air, is now a 2nd Lieutenant in the reserve force

Negros Oriental bloodshed: State-sponsored or insurgency-related?

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 4 Catholic bishops in Negros Island have ordered all parishes to toll the church bells at 8 every evening, until the killings stop

MISLEADING: Photos of 'UP students killed' after joining NPA

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Benjaline Hernandez and Melissa Roxas, both civilians, are neither UP students nor New People's Army members. Roxas is also still alive.

'What militarization?' AFP defends planned presence in schools

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom

WHAT MILITARIZATION? AFP Spokeperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo at a press conference on security issues at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tearful closure for families of 3 men abducted by NPA in 2017

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The military tracks down the graves of 3 men – a soldier, a retired cop, and a tribal chieftain – kidnapped by communist rebels in Bukidnon in 2017

Scene of Crime Operatives processed the remains of Police Officer 1 Joel Rey Galendez who was executed by the New People's Army in Barangay Digungan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon in August 2017. Galendez along with Philippine Army Technical sergeant Reynante España and tribal leader Datu Silang Dionesio Habana was abducted on August 22, 2017 and killed days later. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Creamline, Army still undefeated; BaliPure secures first win

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Cool Smashers roll to a 4-0 start as the Lady Troopers pick up back-to-back wins in PVL action

THRILLER. Jovelyn Gonzaga and the Lady Troopers score a hard-earned win over the Flying Titans. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Thursday's brazen assault targets Pyin Oo Lwin, a tourist town near Mandalay, that is also home to barracks teeming with soldiers receiving training

TNLA. This picture taken on January 16, 2014 shows soldiers of the Taaung National Liberation Army (TNLA) standing guard outside a village in Mantong township, in Myanmar's northern Shan state. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

2 CAFGU members killed in NPA encounter in Abra

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Communist rebels attack a Cafgu detachment in Sallapadan town in Abra at dawn

CAFGU. Dandy Wacguisan. Photo from Dandy Wacguisan's Facebook page

Choco Mucho impresses in debut over BaliPure

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Powerhouse Choco Mucho gets off to a hot start as Creamline also takes a 2-0 lead in PVL action

IN CONTROL. Choco Mucho star Maddie Madayag fires one past the defense of BaliPure's Menchie Tubiera and Satrianni Espiritu. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Gerald Anderson now a reservist for the Philippine Army

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The actor graduates from a 3-day military training course at Camp Tecson, Bulacan

Only 3 cases filed so far vs suspects in Negros Oriental shootings

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Murder charges have been filed in 3 of 11 cases currently being handled by Central Visayas' police office

BULLET HOLES. Car of lawyer Anthony Trinidad is riddled with bullet holes after they were attacked in Guihulngan City on July 23. Photo Courtesy of the Negros Oriental Police Office

LOOK: Government brings former NPA rebels to Hong Kong for sightseeing, shopping

Aug 05, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The trip follows statements from President Rodrigo Duterte that he would reward communist guerrillas who surrender to the government

The government took 89 former NPA rebels on an all-expense-paid trip to Hong Kong from July 30 to August 2, 2019, to give them a "better and another perspective in life." Photo from AFP Eastern Mindanao Command.

Army overruns NPA camp in Cagayan de Oro City

Aug 04, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The NPA camp in Barangay Pigsag-an is the first known rebel camp in the city in recent history

21 NPA members surrender in Lanao del Sur after weeklong military operation

Aug 03, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The 103rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army foils an attempt by the rebels to establish an operation in Lanao del Sur

CEREMONY.  Brigadier General Romeo Brawner, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, talks to residents of Lumba Bayabao town in Lanao del Sur on August 2, 2019. Photo from 103rd IB Civil Military Operations command

Monitoring Negros: What rulings say about NPA and martial law

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Justice Benjamin Caguioa once warned that if the NPA conflict is upheld as basis to declare martial law, the Philippines may be trapped in a perpetual state of miitary rule

Trump takes back seat as China bristles over Hong Kong unrest

Aug 02, 2019 - 8:34 AM

China's People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong releases a video showing tanks, helicopters, rocket launchers, and heavily armed troops in an 'anti-riot' drill

HONG KONG GARRISON. This screengrab taken from undated handout three-minute promotional video received on August 1, 2019 from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison shows PLA soldiers warning 'protesters' during an 'anti-riot' drill in Hong Kong. Handout photo/China's People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison/AFP

Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers' killing

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Two protest leaders who are members of the protest movement's negotiating team say the dialogue with generals will not take place as planned

OUT IN THE STREETS. Sudanese students protest in the capital Khartoum on July 30, 2019, a day after teenagers were shot at a rally against shortages of bread and fuel in the town of al-Obeid, about 420 kilometers southwest of the capital. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Former rebel turned soldier killed by NPA

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Army Corporal Fermin Lindahay, a Higaonon who was formerly an NPA rebel between 2004 to 2006, is killed in action

FERMIN LINDAHAY. Army Corporal Fermin Lindahay. Photo provided by the army's 403rd Infantry Brigade, Civil Military Operations Command office

NPA did not torture slain Negros Oriental cops – NDF

Jul 26, 2019 - 3:33 PM

In a statement on the NDF website, the communist rebels say the ambush is 'a legitimate act of war'

TORTURED?  Police probers investigate the ambush site at Barangay Mabato in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental on Friday, July 19./Contributed Photo

Elderly woman killed, 2 others wounded in North Cotabato air strike

Jul 25, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The military says the air and ground assault at dawn was in an area controlled by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Article 14 of Hong Kong's garrison law says the city's authorities may ask, 'when necessary', the central government for assistance from the garrison 'in the maintenance of public order and in disaster relief'

FREE HONG KONG. A protester holds up a sign related to the recent political events and demonstrations in the territory, during the first half of the friendly football match between English Premier League club Manchester City and Hong Kong side Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium on July 24, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bomber arrested in Zamboanga Sibugay

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

A joint team of the 44th IB of the Philippine Army and the PNP capture Isnaji Hasim

ARRESTED. Suspected Abu Sayyaf bomber Isnaji Hasim. Photo courtesy of WestMinCom

China eyes high-tech army, says U.S. undermines global stability

Jul 24, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The plan calls for more cutting-edge technology in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) arsenal, admitting it 'still lags far behind the world's leading militaries.'

Kosovo PM resigns after being called to war crimes court

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:24 PM

'I received a call by the special court as a suspect and was offered to go as the prime minister or as an ordinary citizen of Kosovo. I chose the latter,' Ramush Haradinaj tells reporters

RAMUSH HARADINAJ. In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019 Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj speaks during an interview with the AFP, in Pristina. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

4 Negros Oriental cops were set up for ambush, says regional police chief

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Debold Sinas says the victims, who were intelligence officers, were set up by a contact with links to the New People's Army

SITE INVESTIGATION. Regional police probers check the ambush site at Barangay Mabato in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental, on July 19, 2019. Contributed Photo