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It's important to resolve clan wars because these have made areas in Mindanao a magnet for other armed groups, says the battalion commander
'For the first time in history we have an American administration that is, to put it mildly, not enthusiastic about a united and strong Europe,' EU chief Donald Tusk says
Their body language are markedly less warm than during Trump's last visit to Paris in July 2017, underscoring a general cooling in relations
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French President Macron proposes a joint EU army to protect them from China, Russia, and the US
Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the Army has in its custody Imelda Hayahay, but the 71st Infantry Battalion denies the accusation
An official says the aircraft crashed due to 'bad weather' in Anar Dara district, but the Taliban claims its militants brought it down
The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the soundtrack of 2017’s hit queer romance ‘Call Me by Your Name’ – Psychedelic Furs, Italo disco and all – live!
'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'If anyone tries to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will certainly do whatever it takes, and inevitably take resolute action,' says Chinese Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe
'When you offer peace with your left hand but shoot with your right hand...that's the height of duplicity,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año
Army generals wait for more than an hour for the President's arrival during the turnover ceremony for the incoming Army commanding general
The current ISAFP chief who spent years fighting NPA rebels in the Davao region will soon take command of the Philippine Army
'Hindi pwedeng hindi tayo magsasalita dahil ito ang misyon natin, ito ang purpose ng church, ang mag-minister sa mga api at dukha,' Reverend Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotions of Church People's Response says
The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor
Ateneo improves from a 0-3 loss in the reverse fixture played at the ASCom football field
(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody
Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority
Saying many NPA rebels are surrendering, President Rodrigo Duterte finds reason to hope that the communist insurgency will be 'over' by the '2nd quarter of 2019'
The Masbate explosion damages patrol boats of the Philippine Army and the Philippine Coast Guard
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
Beijing's military development was defensive in nature and intended to safeguard its territorial integrity, says foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang
Cops were only supposed to arrest two individuals who faced frustrated murder charges when they were met with gunfire from armed men
Two cops of the Lapinig Municipal Police Station are hurt in the pre-dawn 'looting and shooting rampage'
The buy-bust operation in San Carlos City is a joint operation of Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Philippine Army
The Philippine National Police in Bicol says there were also casualties on the communist rebels' side during the Friday morning encounter in Cawayan town, Masbate
'The vain and useless imaginings of the US president will never be realized,' Major General Mohammad Bagheri says
In 'Call Me By Your Name In Concert,' the film will be screened together with live performances of its soundtrack
The encounter is said to be ongoing at the border of Mt. Province and Abra
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas
The Communist Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says President Rodrigo Duterte also wishes for Norway to continue as facilitator in the event peace talks are resumed
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Malacañang also claims that Church leaders are only criticizing the President because 'their candidate' lost in the 2016 elections. But criticism from Church leaders began when Duterte cursed Pope Francis, months before he topped presidential surveys.
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'Mr Sison, you know that the peace talks is the only thing that is keeping you in the limelight,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
The volleyball veteran powers the unbeaten HD Spikers past her former team
The round of talks ends as Colombia prepares to go to the polls for the second round of its presidential election on June 17
NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison describes as 'unacceptable' the unilateral cancellation of a stand down agreement signed by both sides on June 9. It was supposed to take effect on June 21.
'What if a hundred Chinese military aircraft suddenly request to refuel simultaneously? We might all wake up a colony again, this time by China,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The halt in military operations runs from Friday, June 15 to midnight Tuesday, June 19, the National Liberation Army said in its online publication 'Insurrection'
Army First Lieutenant Orlando Casipit Jr says 'education is the only way out of poverty' for children of Barangay Mabini in Basey, Samar
(UPDATED) 'The request for landing was received, processed, and cleared by relevant Philippine government agencies,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go
Members of New People's Army launch June offensive in Northern Luzon
Chief Superintendent Joel Orduña, Police Regional Office 11 officer-in-charge, gives the explanation as Davao Region is deemed as the worst in solving randem-in-tandem slays
Elizalde Cañete once walked out of jail free after posting bail, but not this time, according to authorities
New recruits to the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Army write journals about their drastic transition from training to actual combat – against terrorists at that
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'So the military is quite good in... we’re winning the war actually,' says the President, citing the arrest of an NPA leader