DEMPSEY REYES

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The mistah of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald de la Rosa in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is the new commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps who assumed the position on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Alvin Parreño, deputy commandant of the Philippine Marines, replaced Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, who was…

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BEIJING will deliver this year more equipment that will be used for counter-terrorism and security in Mindanao, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has said. Lorenzana said the deal on the defense equipment, including rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and fast boats, was part of a 700-million-yuan grant from China. China delivered M16 and…

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Three soldiers were dead and 52 were wounded in a clash with Maute terrorists that saw the military retake the strategic Bangolo Bridge inside the besieged city of Marawi, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, spokeswoman for the AFP’s Western Mindanao Command, said…

ENDING MARAWI SIEGE

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As the siege in Marawi entered its 100th day on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte gave the military the option to bomb the last remaining hold-outs of the Islamic State-linked Maute Group in the war-torn city. In his speech during the 23th anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority…

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THE military and police deployed 105 female troops to Marawi to help in the rehabilitation and rebuilding programs for the war-ravaged city. Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año led the sendoff ceremony on Tuesday at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. “Marawi, the city of our Muslim brothers and sisters,…

AFTER MAUTE PATRIARCH’S DEATH

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The military is preparing for “one big battle” against the Maute group in Marawi after regaining the Islamic City’s Grand Mosque last week, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said on Monday. Año made the statement after Cayamora Maute, father of top Maute group…

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TWO members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with troopers of the Philippine Army’s 86th Infantry Battalion (86IB) on Monday morning in San Mariano, Isabela. Prior to the encounter, information through text messages was received by the 86IB that armed men are reportedly “extorting” food…

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visited Marawi City evacuees in Iligan City on Sunday, distributing hygiene packs to families displaced by more than three months of fighting between the military and the terrorist Maute group. Arroyo, who now represents the second district of Pampanga province in the House of Representatives,…

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