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From within the government's ranks, all is definitely not well with President Duterte’s pro-Beijing policy
Major General Cirilito Sobejana assumes command of the military's Western Mindanao Command on Friday, June 28
The alumni association of the Philippine Military Academy 'strongly condemns the boorish behavior and derogatory remarks' of Erwin Tulfo against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista
The generals, including national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon and defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana, are required to attend the hearing on July 11
PMA Spokesman Major Rey Afan says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema will keep his seat in the school's board of advisers 'per protocol'
Though saying it's still on Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista's side, the Palace says it accepts Erwin Tulfo's apology
He has been named to the Philippine Military Academy board of advisers in his former capacity as National Youth Commission chairperson
'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte delegated the task of handing out diplomas to 'reserve his energy' for the rest of the graduation rites
President Rodrigo Duterte hands out diplomas to only two of 261 Philippine Military Academy cadets during their graduation
Dionne Mae Umalla, 21, delivers a heartfelt valedictory speech, as she recounts the sacrifices of her mother, a retired teacher in Ilocos Sur
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes that underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy committed rape. This is not the first time the President has joked about the serious crime.
Cadet First Class Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla will graduate as number one among her 262 classmates or mistahs of the Philippine Military Academy's Mabalasik Class of 2019
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers says that since the start of Duterte's presidency, a total of 55 lawyers have been attacked or threatened, 36 of whom were killed
'Balikatan is not just a fulfilment of our obligations under the Mutual Defense Treaty, but a commitment to solidify and strengthen the friendship of our nations,' says Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna
The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Force appears for the first time in the Philippines, onboard the US Navy's USS Wasp during the Balikatan 2019 amphibious exercises in Zambales
Philippine and US forces bring out battle-ready ships and vehicles as they complete an exercise to take control of a shorefront in the Naval Education Training Center in Zambales
The Philippine and US armed forces bring out their equipment for an explosion-filled exercise in Crow Valley, Tarlac
'Remember the treaty was made in 1951, and several things have already transpired,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Benjamin Madrigal Jr
US Balikatan Exercise Director Chris McPhillips says the purpose of the exercises is to develop cooperation among Filipino, American, and Australian soldiers
Balikatan 2019 marks one of the biggest in the project's history, involving 4,000 Filipino, 3,500 American, and 50 Australian soldiers
(UPDATED) All 122 passengers and crew members are safe after firefighters immediately responded to the scene
President Rodrigo Duterte’s military modernization program kicks off with the acquisition of engineering equipment to be deployed for the rehabilitation of Marawi City
The 4 suspects in the ambush of the former mayor of Dumingag town are with the Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Tabak Division
The military is retrieving body parts to identify all of the fatalities in clashes between troops and suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
From former police chief Ronald dela Rosa to Senator JV Estrada, original and adopted alumni are welcomed by the Philippine Military Academy in its 2019 alumni homecoming
These former servicemen refuse to retreat from the field of public service and have chosen to go into the perilous jungle of politics
'I will be making really a study for what is best for Baguio City as far as the environment is concerned,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
'Siguradong may boboto sa akin kaya hindi na ako mangangampanya dito,' says administration senatorial bet Ronald dela Rosa, who is attending the PMA homecoming as a member of Class 1986
The Philippine Military Academy will ask politicians to get rid of their campaign materials found in Fort Gregorio del Pilar
Those released are members of the Citizen Armed Auxiliary who were taken as captives after the rebel attacked a military detachment in December
The offensive is part of the military's intensified operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group after the deadly Jolo Cathedral bombing
President Rodrigo Duterte backs the Department of National Defense's version of the bill, which includes raising the pensionable age to 60 from 56
'Those who had to vote voted. The turnout is quite high. Intimidation [tactics] had minimal effect on the voters,' says military public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato
The meeting in Davao City is one of the private activities President Rodrigo Duterte has busied himself with after a weekend of rumors of his death
The lounge has relaxing interiors, comfortable seats, TVs, and free Wi-Fi
But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge
The military school holding educational tours inside the academy to herd the tourists instead of letting them loiter at the academy
This heeds President Duterte's call for the military to help run the graft-ridden bureau
College Editors Guild of the Philippines claims red-tagging is part of the 'persistent state crackdown against progressive groups and individuals'
Teachers and students of alternative schools in Mindanao also ask the High Court to issue a cease and desist order against the military
The Court of Tax Appeals acquits former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot of tax crimes, but says the deficiency assessment of the Bureau of Internal Revenue stands
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?
The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
The gunrunners are said to have gotten ammunition from the AFP's armory in Fort Magsaysay through a 'retired soldier'
The PNP says the firearms and ammunition in the boxes are labeled 'AFP', 'GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,' and 'PHILIPPINE ARMY'
Here are the former military and police generals appointed by President Duterte to key posts in government
With 2018 ending, Duterte's Cabinet is now one-third former military and police men. He has turned to ex-generals to 'fix' Boracay and soldiers to overhaul the Bureau of Customs.
It’s beginning to look a lot like this administration is incapable of solving a problem, not because the AFP lacks the ability or the will to, but because the political leaders lack the political will or incentive to solve it