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'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

Defense chief welcomes Palace move on foreign vessels in PH waters

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday welcomed the Malacañang's move to require all foreign vessels passing through its waters to seek clearance from the national government ahead of time. → Read More

'I'm just raising alarm': Lorenzana says POGOs not spying now

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana clarified his stance on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), saying he did not accuse POGOs of spying on the government. → Read More

Lorenzana backs proposal to ban NPA 'front organizations'

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Sunday he supports the call of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to revive the expanded version of the Anti-Subversion Act and ban organizations with links to rebel groups. → Read More

Why the secrecy? Lorenzana flags passage of 9 Chinese warships through PH waters

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday questioned the 'secrecy' of Chinese ship passages through Philippine waters, saying a total of 9 warships have passed through Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi by far this year. → Read More

Informants rewarded P14M for info that led to death, arrests of NPA rebels

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday rewarded over P14 million worth of cash to five informants whose tips led to the deaths and arrests of five leaders of rebel group New People's Army (NPA). → Read More

Defense chief wary of POGOs near military bases: They may 'shift to spying'

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) located near major military bases may be a security risk, the defense chief said Friday. → Read More

Shock and awe aboard the USS Ronald Reagan

The scene on the USS Ronald Reagan is undeniably cinematic, harking back to old-time macho favorites like Top Gun, conjuring images of Maverick, Iceman, and Goose that I never even realized I still had. → Read More

Military classifies Chinese warships sailing unannounced in PH waters as ‘security threats’

MANILA (UPDATED) —Chinese warships sailing unannounced in Philippine waters this year have been classified as 'security threats,' a military official said Thursday. → Read More

Military: 5 more Chinese warships sailed in PH waters without informing Manila

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the AFP's Western Mindanao Command, said that 2 such warships were seen along the Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi in July while 3 were spotted this month. → Read More

Navy raises alarm over alleged China-backed development of 3 islands

The Philippine Navy on Monday expressed concern over the security implications of converting 3 islands in extreme northern Luzon into ecotourism hubs financed by Chinese investors. → Read More

China 'outfoxed' PH in Scarborough Shoal standoff: Esperon

China 'outfoxed' the Philippines in the two nations' maritime dispute, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon said Wednesday. → Read More

Philippines protests China's moves in Sibutu Strait, Pag-asa Island

Manila protested the passage of Chinese warships through Sibutu Strait in the Philippines southern tip without prior clearance and the swarm of 113 Chinese vessels around Filipino-occupied Pag-asa Island, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon said. → Read More

Influx of Chinese tourists a security threat: Esperon

While recognizing the value of tourism to the economy, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon on Wednesday said the pronounced influx of Chinese nationals into the country is a security risk. → Read More

PMA alumni group declares Erwin Tulfo persona non grata

The Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI) declared news anchor and broadcaster Erwin Tulfo as persona non grata following his outburst against Social Welfare Secretary and former Philippine Army chief, Rolando Bautista. → Read More

PMA alumni slam Tulfo over remarks vs DSWD chief Bautista

MANILA - The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alumni Association has spoken in defense of Social Welfare Secretary and former Army chief Rolando Bautista. → Read More

Lorenzana confined in hospital due to 'stress-related fatigue'

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is confined at the Veterans Memorial hospital due to “stress-related fatigue.” → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese harvesting giant clams in Scarborough Shoal

As tension in the West Philippine Sea continues, Filipino fishermen revealed that Chinese vessels are mass harvesting giant clams in Scarborough Shoal. → Read More

Fish for alcohol, noodles: Filipino fishermen barter with Chinese at sea

Because China already has a constant and dominating presence in Scarborough Shoal, Filipino fishermen have learned to barter with the Chinese personnel they encounter at sea. → Read More

Hundreds of Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island: military

MANILA- Over 600 Chinese vessels have been circling Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) in the West Philippine Sea since January this year, the militar → Read More