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'It is so frustrating to learn that two years after the Marawi siege...internally displaced persons are still struggling for their everyday survival,' says Moro Consensus Group chairperson Drieza Lininding
Civil Defense Central Luzon director Marlou Salazar says the exact number of missing people has yet to be verified
A dissident organization known as the Cheollima Civil Defense says it orchestrated the February 22 embassy raid to highlight illicit activities rampant in North Korea's foreign missions
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana 'reaffirms' the Philippine defense department's partnership with Japan
This form of self-defense teaches practitioners how to deal with danger – from a simple threat to a life-and-death situation
A search is under way for the missing weapon, which the organizers of the LAAD Defense and Security expo say has been rendered 'non-functioning' before it was put on show
'Remember the treaty was made in 1951, and several things have already transpired,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Benjamin Madrigal Jr
'We expect that the authorities concerned in Spain to carry out an investigation,' says North Korea
The Cheollima Civil Defense group emerges from the shadows this week to claim responsibility for a commando-style raid on Pyongyang's embassy in Madrid
With India joining the 'space superpowers' club, the world appears headed for a heightened arms race
Better security relations with Vietnam will ultimately benefit us. Here's why.
The request, if granted, could ramp up tensions between China and the United States
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana fears 'being involved in a war that we do not seek and do not want' when the Philippines-US Mutual Defense Treaty kicks in
'It was an imperative for our disruptive northern neighbor to be forewarned of the significance of our mutual defense treaty alliance'
F-35 fighter jets are among the most advanced warplanes ever built
The US assurance that Philippine vessels in the South China Sea are protected by the Mutual Defense Treaty sends a 'strong and clear' signal to Beijing
In a statement posted on its website in both Korean and English, the group announces itself as a provisional government for the North called 'Free Joseon'
'We never forget the importance of human rights, rule of law, transparency, justice wherever it is that we go,' says the visiting US official but refrains from publicly citing specific attacks on free speech and human rights in his host country
'In vagueness lies the best deterrence,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr of the 68-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty
'Any armed attack on any Philippine forces, aircraft, or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations under Article 4 of our Mutual Defense Treaty,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assures Manila
The country spends among the most on defense in Southeast Asia and recent big purchases have drawn criticism in a state riddled with inequality and corruption
'We don't want them keeping on building things there.... It will become theirs,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Justices want to assess whether the report can be tackled in the upcoming oral arguments, or if it warrants an executive session
A report entitled 'China Military Power' says because of its 'multifaceted approach to technology acquisition' the People's Liberation Army is 'on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world'
'We see the possiblility of having our own shipbuilding capacity in the Philippines, especially large ships like what is being built by Hanjin shipyard in Subic,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The unusual deployment was supposed to end in mid-December, but the Department of Homeland Security asked that it be extended until January, a date which is now further prolonged
'I'm not happy with what [Mattis has] done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy,' says US President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase
A veritable Pandora’s box of nasty surprises would be opened once the Philippines pushes for renegotiations. Is that what the majority of Filipinos want?
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the objective of the review of the treaty is to either 'maintain it, strengthen it, or scrap it'
The US President was reportedly upset over media coverage of the stinging resignation letter submitted by the defense secretary
Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide
The new 5-year defense plan calls for the military to upgrade two existing 'helicopter carriers' so that they will also be able to launch fighter jets
'The first time I saw that posting, I said it's fake news. I still maintain that it's fake news,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
(UPDATED) One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in stable condition
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the order is simply meant to intensity efforts to achieve peace, especially in the countryside
(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved
(UPDATED) The United States confirms a November 14 ceremony in Wyoming 'marking the beginning of the process to return the Balangiga Bells' to the Philippines
These 3 institutions are the Office of the President, the Department of National Defense, and Congress
'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
The defense officials of the US and South Korea agree to suspend the drill to 'give the diplomatic process' with Pyongyang 'every opportunity to continue'
The navies of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to hold their first joint drills, which will take place in the South China Sea
The US defense secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump assured him of full support
In court, the justice department initially says there are no minutes for the Trillanes amnesty, but a cross-examination of the witness shows there are no minutes for everyone
Experts say India needs the sophisticated S-400 air defense system to fill critical gaps in its defense capabilities
Washington has placed financial sanctions on a department in the Chinese Defense Ministry, and its top administrator, for its recent purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems
The two defense chiefs – Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines and James Mattis of the United States – discuss 'combating ISIS and other violent extremist networks'
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the coastal town of Baggao was in the direct path of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) when it hit land at 1:40 am Saturday
Admiral William McRaven, who supervised the 2014 Special Forces raid in Pakistan that killed Al-Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden, has resigned last month from the Defense Innovation Board