Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Keep all Chinese ships off WPS

THE PHILIPPINES  on Wednesday has reiterated its call for China to withdraw its militia ships spotted massing in the country's maritime territory off the West Philippine Sea (WPS).



Sayyafs bomb Basilan bridge

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf terrorists bombed a bridge at dawn Wednesday in Basilan province, one of the major strongholds of the pro-ISIS group in the volatile Muslim autonomous region in southern Philippines.



SAF troops seize high-powered arms from Reds in Samar clash

POLICE OFFICERS seized a number of high-powered firearms and ammunition in a clash with communist terrorist group members in Samar on Tuesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Wednesday.



Locsin, 3 other Asean foreign ministers to visit China

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and three other Southeast Asian top diplomats will visit China this week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.



BOC clears 1M doses of Sinovac jabs bought from China

THE BUREAU of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday reported that the 1 million doses of Sinovac vaccines purchased by the government from China have been cleared and released by the Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).



Ranking NPA leader killed, another nabbed in Surigao Norte clash

  A  RANKING  officer of the New People's Army was killed while another was captured in an encounter with members of the Philippine Army in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday.



PH 'deeply concerned' over NoKor's missile test

THE PHILIPPINE government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed "deep concern" over North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, saying these actions "undermine" regional peace and stability.



Ex-rebel finds greater purpose in life thru motherhood

 A FORMER  rebel who confessed to having been sexually abused in her teenage years by leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) draws inspiration from her child to continue her life in straight path amid her past.  



Japan gov't pledges P190-M to support UNICEF, PH vaccination

THE JAPANESE government has pledged PHP190 million to strengthen UNICEF's support for the Philippines' vaccination rollout.



‘Enraging' attack on Fil-Am to influence PH foreign policy

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. said the attack against a 65-year old Filipino-American in New York City, the latest violent incident following a rise in hate crimes in the United States, will influence the country's foreign policy.



Submarines to give AFP credible maritime defense capabilities

HAVING DIESEL-ELECTRIC submarines in its inventory will allow the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to achieve a credible defense posture, aside from enhancing the Philippine Navy’s (PN) maritime defense capabilities, the country's Navy chief said Tuesday night. 



1.5K cops tapped for ECQ patrol

ABOUT 1,501 more police officers will be deployed to areas in Metro Manila where people converge to ensure that minimum health protocols are observed during the week-long enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which coincided with the Holy Week.



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Zambo fire victims receive aid from OCD, other agencies

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Over 400 families displaced by a huge fire here received aid from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Mindanao.



Sayyaf supporter captured in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces captured an Abu Sayyaf supporter in his hideout following an intensive surveillance operation in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga.



Indonesian bomber linked to Jolo twin suicide attacks (WARNING: Graphic Content)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – At least 20 people were injured in a bomb blast outside a packed Catholic church on Sulawesi Island during Palm Sunday and Indonesian police said one of two suicide attackers was being linked to twin bombings in Sulu province in southern Philippines in January 2019.



Monday, March 29, 2021

Filipinas break stereotypes through heritage conservation

MASONS, carvers, painters, and restorers are traditionally considered male-dominated occupations in the Philippines, but a vocational school located in Intramuros and Bohol is showing how women are slowly breaking these gender stereotypes.



300 houses for ex-rebels to rise in Northern Samar

THE GOVERNMENT will build 300 houses for former rebels in Northern Samar within a 14.8-hectare lot donated by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) in Mondragon town.