Filipino soldiers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino soldiers


100-year-old Filipino WWII veteran tears up receiving U.S. medal

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Thirteen Filipino World War II veterans are awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal on September 13, the first of among many who will be given long-overdue recognition for fighting alongside the Americans during the war.

OVERDUE RECOGNITION. Technical Sergeant Sixto Navidad is the oldest Filipino veteran to receive the US Congressional Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, bestowed on a person or a group that performed an 'outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the US.’ Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

AFP creates 3 court martial tribunals

Aug 17, 2018 - 3:48 PM

AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr issues a stern warning against corruption as he reveals that another officer faces jail

MILITARY CHIEF. General Carlito Galvez Jr vows to clean up the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo from Armed Forces of the Philippines Facebook page

HOAX: 'Slain Filipino soldiers' photo in military 'cover-up'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It is an April 2010 photo of fallen Indian police officials after being ambushed by local insurgent forces

Living heroes: 5 Filipino soldiers who won the Medal of Valor

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here are awe-inspiring stories of how 5 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines risked their lives in the battlefield to save their missions from failure and their men from certain death

Rappler Talk: Marawi after the war

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:27 AM

What's next for Marawi now that the war is over?

The war in Marawi: 153 days and more

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:23 PM

This page puts together Rappler's reports on the longest and bloodiest Philippine military operation since World War II

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

Obama signs law honoring Filipino WWII veterans

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The US is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260 000 Filipino veterans as a fitting tribute to their dedicated service during the last war

Duterte: P4.7B to be released for soldiers' widows, AFP retirees

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The amount was approved for release by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III but was held back due to the election related ban on fund disbursements

HEROES' DAY. President Duterte attends his first National Heroes' Day ceremony as Philippine president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Project Shoebox: It's Basilan soldiers' turn to get gifts

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The PH Army has Project Shoebox: Shoebox ko Para sa Pag aaral Mo for school children A UPLB sorority decides that soldiers should receive the gifts this time

Filipino soldier dies in joint PH-US exercises

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:58 PM

The airman accidentally falls into the seashore near the Subic airport during a parachute exercise

Pinoy Korea Air Force Academy grad: 'Nationalism goes a long way'

Apr 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Rex Custorio 23 is the first Filipino graduate of the Korea Air Force Academy

The Americans destroyed Manila in 1945

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

If the carnage of Manila in 1945 did not happen we would have had a very different Philippines today Our momentum ran out and the other nations in Asia eventually surpassed it

Search for the 2015 outstanding Philippine soldiers begins

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Do you know who any outstanding soldier?

Beyond Golan: Filipino global soldiers in the eyes of history

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The Philippine flag has been flying for a little over a century not enough time to judge whether the Filipino now the citizen of a sovereign state has on balance fought abroad on the side of right rather than wrong

Caught on video: 'Soldiers' shoot man in cold blood

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:49 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine military is investigating the alleged involvement of its troops in the summary execution of an unidentified man

PMA and the national elections

Mar 16, 2014 - 3:32 PM

A list of Philippine Military Academy PMA alumni who ran for national seats

PMA head defends honor code, system

Mar 16, 2014 - 11:42 AM

PMA Class 2014 graduates amid controversies surrounding the academy s honor system

Legacy of Bataan

Apr 08, 2013 - 6:00 PM

The mission of the Bataan Legacy project is to achieve social justice for the Filipino veterans of WW2 through the power of theater and literature

PH urged to retain UN peacekeepers

Mar 08, 2013 - 11:23 PM

The former commander of the mission in Golan Heights urged the Philippines to retain its force in the region despite the kidnapping of 21 Filipino soldiers

KEEPING THE PEACE. 333 Filipino soldiers are part of a 1,000 person UN peace-keeping force in the conflict-rife Golan Heights. Photo by Frank Sayson.

Soldier found dead in Camp Aguinaldo

Dec 06, 2012 - 2:18 PM

An Air Force soldier reportedly shoots himself inside Camp Aguinaldo