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PH fishing boat damaged by Chinese ship finally repaired and sails again

It took nearly six months to repair, but finally, after getting seriously damaged by a Chinese vessel one fateful night off Reed Bank, the Filipino fishing vessel GEMVER1 has sailed again. → Read More

AFP denies red-tagging church council, confusing members ready to condemn

A bit of confusion and contradiction hit the headquarters of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) in Quezon City Friday, after the group prepared to denounce their alleged inclusion in the military's list of communist front organizations, only to witness their chairman denying it. → Read More

Defense chief: Quake-hit areas in Mindanao already out of calamity funds

But an NDRRMC official said the government and concerned agencies have enough funds to finance the relief, rehabilitation, and recovery of quake-hit areas. → Read More

Lorenzana: No cause for concern over China's flares vs PH aircraft

The defense chief said the flares did not put Philippine forces in harm’s way because the flares were not aimed at the aircraft themselves. → Read More

PH to build 13 lighthouses across northern isles

The Philippines will install at least 13 lighthouses across its northernmost islands, its national security chief said Wednesday. → Read More

'China will reclaim Scarborough before Duterte steps down'

MANILA - An ominous forecast has come from one of the top legal experts and staunchest defenders of the West Philippine Sea. → Read More

PH Navy acquires 7 new combat vessels in counter terror bid

Seven new combat vessels on Monday joined the fleet of the Philippine Navy, reinforcing government's anti-terrorism operations in the southern Philippines. → Read More

Lorenzana: No new reports yet of Chinese ships in Ayungin Shoal

Lorenzana said he has not received any official report about the Chinese ships again preventing the resupply of Philippine vessels in Ayungin. → Read More

Lorenzana says he has yet to approve AFP, Dito deal

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has yet to approve the agreement signed last week by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Dito Telecommunity Company. → Read More

Abu leader in Jolo Cathedral bombing tagged as 'global terrorist'

MANILA - The Abu Sayyaf leader tagged as the brains behind the Jolo Cathedral suicide bombing in January has been declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by the US State Department. → Read More

AFP inks deal allowing presence of Chinese-linked 3rd telco in military bases

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday signed a deal with the consortium expected to be the Philippine's third telco player, to put its system, towers and facilities within military bases in the country. → Read More

'Caucasian-looking' woman carried out Sulu bombing: Wesmincom

A female “Caucasian-looking” suicide bomber carried out the attack at a military checkpoint in Sulu on Sunday, the military said. → Read More

Duterte raised with Xi presence of Chinese warships in PH waters: Lorenzana

President Rodrigo Duterte raised with his counterpart Xi Jinping the presence of Chinese warships in Philippine waters during their bilateral meeting, the country's defense chief said Wednesday. → Read More

PH navy chief eyes leasing headquarters to fund Navy modernization

The chief of Philippine Navy on Wednesday said he wanted to lease the Philippine Navy Headquarters (HPN) in Roxas Boulevard, Manila to fund the Navy's modernization efforts. → Read More

Gov't eyes naval station in Fuga Island amid China 'smart city' plan

The Philippine Navy on Wednesday said it plans to put up a station in Fuga Island, said to have great strategic importance to any nation wishing to monitor activity in northern Philippines. → Read More

Chinese frigate tailed newly-acquired PH warship until N. Luzon waters: Navy chief

MANILA - The chief of the Philippine Navy revealed Wednesday that the warship the country just acquired from South Korea was shadowed by a Chinese vessel all the way from Taiwan Strait to Philippine territorial waters earlier this month but that there was no hostility. → Read More

How the Navy will confront foreign ships entering PH waters sans permission

MANILA - The Philippine Navy said Wednesday it has partly decided on a protocol that would allow them to implement President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to confront foreign ships in “an unfriendly manner” should these insist on entering Philippine territorial waters without permission. → Read More

Lorenzana says fears over government militarization 'unfounded'

MANILA - Some 400 retired military and police officers who are currently in the government - whether elected or appointed - gathered at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday for “Samahang Serbisyong Kawal.” → Read More

Chinese survey ship spotted in PH exclusive economic zone

MANILA - A Chinese survey ship that was seen earlier this month sailing east of the Philippines was spotted once again inside the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ), maritime experts have confirmed. → Read More

'Let's wait': Lorenzana says yet to receive report on alleged Chinese ship sighting

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said they have yet to receive an official report on the Chinese Coast Guard ship reportedly spotted in the vicinity of Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. → Read More