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Marcos burial: Did AFP commit violations?

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:58 AM

I believe as a layman that those are very good arguments to win a Supreme Court case I wish you good luck Senator Lacson says in response to a point raised by Senator Hontiveros

Thai junta-picked lawmakers give military $124M budget hike

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:20 PM

In contrast funds for education and infrastructure are cut

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha is greeted by military officers during a visit to Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on July 25, 2016. Thailand's junta chief vowed to galvanise the economy of the kingdom's poor and rebel-hit south, including making it a hub for halal produce, during a visit to the Muslim-majority region. / AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALA

AFP modernization P10B short in 2015 budget bill

Aug 09, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad tells Rappler the proposed law that seeks to redefine savings in the 2015 budget will help fund the shortfall

Off duty: Swiss fighter jets 'outside office hours' during hijack

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Switzerland s fleet of F 18s and F 5 Tigers remained on the ground during the Ethiopian Airlines hijack – the fleet is only available during office hours due to budget and staffing issues

HIJACKER NAMED.  Police evacuate passengers on February 17, 2014 from the Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome, which was on hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said. Richard Juilliart/AFP

China to cut 'extravagant' military spending

Feb 24, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Spending should be directed towards the Chinese military s core mission including being able to fight and win a battle

CHINA'S NEW LEADER. Chinese soon-to-be-President Xi Jinping smiles after signing multiple trade deals in the State Room in Dublin Castle Dublin, Ireland on February 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY