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THE Philippine Air Force (PAF) has ordered the inspection of all UH-1D helicopters following the crash of one of the Huey combat utility choppers that killed three soldiers and injured another in Tanay, Rizal Thursday afternoon. Pending an investigation on what caused the crash, all UH-1D helicopters were ordered grounded…

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CRITICIZED by some senators for abetting the use by the Manila Police District (MPD) of a secret jail cell, Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, has ordered police commanders nationwide to conduct an inventory of the country’s jails and find if there are similar…

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THREE persons were killed while another was injured when a military helicopter bought by the previous administration in an allegedly questionable deal crashed in Tanay, Rizal Thursday afternoon. Lt. Xy-zon Meneses, spokesman of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, said in a report that the UH-1D chopper was conducting air-to-ground…

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CRITICIZED by some senators for abetting the use by the Manila Police District (MPD) of a secret jail cell, Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, has ordered police commanders nationwide to conduct an inventory of the country’s jails and find if there are similar…

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WITH less than two months left on its self-imposed deadline to defeat the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and other terrorist bands in the South, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it is confident that it will accomplish the mission. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., AFP spokesman,…

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AS Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leaders have started to fall one by one, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año vowed more intense operations until the terrorist group is decimated. “We shall continue our relentless efforts until we neutralize the last ASG terrorist,” the AFP…

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Three Chinese warships arrived in Davao City on Sunday for a goodwill visit. Chang Chun (DDG 150), a guided-missile destroyer; Jin Zhou (FFG 532), a guided-missile frigate; and Chao Hu (890), a replenishment ship from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Task Group 150 were warmly welcomed by military and…

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THE military could not ascertain when displaced families could return to their residences in Lanao del Sur as security forces are still conducting clearing operations to make sure no booby traps and improvised explosives devices were left by the terrorist Maute Group whose camp in Piagapo town was overrun by…

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AS the fifth batch of FA-50 fighter jets arrived on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier criticized the acquisition of such aircraft, has reportedly softened his stand after seeing them in action against terrorists in Mindanao in southern Philippines. With tail numbers 009 and 010, the two jet fighters piloted…

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines is investigating if two Arabs monitored in Lanao del Sur province, the stronghold of the terrorist Maute Group, are members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS, Gen. Eduardo Año, AFP chief of staff, disclosed on Tuesday. “We have monitored one…

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