When bullied, call Uncle Sam

President Benigno S. Aquino and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP should take a more assertive action to defend our country’s sovereignty in the ongoing feud between the Philippines and China over the disputed islands in the South China Sea. China has recently...

Aquino sees no need to convene National Security Council over China – Palace

MANILA, Apr 21 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III does not see the need to convene the National Security Council (NSC) amid China’s recent actions in disputed areas in the South China Sea, Malacañang said Tuesday. Asked via text message if there is a necessity for Aquino to...

AFP: Damage from China’s reclamation in West PHL Sea irreversible, widespread

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As it called on China to stop its reclamation activities in the disputed South China Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday said the “massive” constructions being done in the region are causing extensive damage to the environment there. At a press...

China’s reclamation activities in Mischief Reef have huge effect on regional security — Gazmin

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has denounced anew China’s massive reclamation works in South China Sea or West Philippine Sea, saying that these reclamation activities have huge effects on security in the Asia Pacific region. In an interview with...

Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of the now controversial Bangsamoro bill pending...

NDRRMC tells Holy Week vacationers: Monitor weather advisories, exercise caution

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — Disaster management officials on Wednesday advised the people, especially Holy Week vacationers, to take heed and monitor updates and warnings regarding the approaching typhoon, forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday...

All-out military offensive vs. BIFF halted: AFP chief

MANILA, Mar 30 (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday morning announced the termination of the all-out offensive against the rebel group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. AFP chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang told reporters that the directive is effective...

Aquino hikes subsistence allowance for AFP, PNP, other uniformed personnel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved higher daily subsistence allowances for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Aquino’s spokesman, Secretary Edwin Lacierda on Monday confirmed that the President signed on Friday a...

Court martial the responsible

Investigations conducted by the Senate and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI) held President BS Aquino ultimately responsible for the tragic outcome of the Mamasapano incident. Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima and former PNP-SAF chief Getulio Napeñas were...

Andal Sr. camp denies clan ‘private army’ involved in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Maguindanao massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. has denied that his clan’s supposed private armed group had a hand in the deadly January 25 Mamasapano clash that killed over 60 people, including 44 elite police commandos. The clan patriarch, through his lawyer...