Aquino authorizes P44-B multiyear defense contract

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has signed a proposal for the Department of National Defense to enter into a P44-billion multi-year contract for seven more military purchases starting this year, a defense official announced Saturday. Fernando Manalo, the...

PNP chief Marquez satisfied with APEC security efforts

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ricardo Marquez on Wednesday said he was satisfied with the combined security efforts of the police, military and other government agencies for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). During the...

Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

LOS ANGELES – US President Barack Obama has nominated the granddaughter of a Filipino veteran of World War II for promotion to vice admiral in the US Navy and for the position of Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this week. If her...

Philippine Army denies existence of ‘hit list’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Army on Saturday denied that the military has a “hit list” of 70 activists in Mindanao and leaders of progressive groups. “There is no such thing as hit list in the AFP. Everybody knows that only the New People’s Army is making a hit list,” said...

Military honors given to PHL envoy killed in Pakistan chopper crash

MANILA, May 13 (Mabuhay) — Military honors were accorded to the late Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr. on Wednesday upon the arrival of his remains at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. The plane bearing his remains arrived at half past seven in the...

SC seeks comment on Pemberton’s proposed transfer to Olongapo city jail

BAGUIO CITY (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court sought the side of Malacanang, the military, and the Department of Foreign Affairs on a petition seeking to transfer murder suspect US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton from Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City to the Olongapo City...

Ping on 2016: ‘Count me among the undecided’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said he remains undecided about  his plans in  2016 but said he would make a decision either in August or September this year. “Count me among the undecided. So many factors to consider,”  Lacson said in a text message on...

Alan Cayetano claims MILF out to ‘assassinate’ him

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday claimed he has been targeted for assassination by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, supposedly to ensure the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Appearing at the Kapihan sa Senado, Cayetano said...

Chiz slams Trillanes: Don’t sow conflict between AFP, PNP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero sees no point in releasing the testimonies of military officials who claimed that some 120 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers did not help their comrades who were caught in a firefight with Muslim rebels after killing a terrorist in...

Napeñas forced to follow Purisima, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Director Gen. Getulio Napenas did not break the chain of command, his lawyer claimed. Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre said the chain of responsibility in a civilian organization like the PNP is...