AFP chief Gapay says situation in South China Sea remains volatile, uncertain

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) —  Armed Forces chief General Gilbert Gapay on Tuesday described the situation in the South China Sea as “volatile and uncertain.” During an online forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), Gapay...

Solon suggests pullout of Filipino soldiers in Africa as Ebola virus disease spread in the continent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said on Monday the government should seriously consider sending home 115 Filipino soldiers in Liberia as Ebola virus is expected to wreak havoc in West Africa for the next six months. “If Ebola continues to thrive up...

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...

Drilon: No to permanent presence of US troops

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday told the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of National Defense (DND) to ensure that permanent presence will not be given to US troops. Drilon also reiterated that negotiations for increased...