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The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya
'While it is reasonable to say that the role of the AFP in the government’s COVID-19 response has been substantial, there are two risks that could affect civil-military relations during this pandemic period'
The Philippine Military Academy has adopted segregation of classes since its reopening in mid-June
'We only yearn for fair justice but at this juncture, we feel like we are already being deprived of it,' says the victim's brother after prosecutors dismissed charges against some suspects in Darwin Dormitorio's hazing and murder
Baguio prosecutors rule that although the doctors are not 'co-conspirators,' past cases support an indictment of murder 'by indispensable cooperation through acts of negligence'
10 bases honoring generals from the secessionist South, which lost the Civil War and its struggle to preserve slavery, are in the spotlight
Who is the biggest recruiter for the communist movement? Surely the generals know?
‘You don’t deserve that kind of power. No one does,’ a farmers' party-list representative tells the military, referring to the proposed Anti-Terror Act of 2020, which is up for President Duterte's signature
The incoming members of Class 2024 are subjected to health guidelines prescribed by the national government, including quarantine and PCR tests, before they head to the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio
'America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,' says retired General Martin Dempsey
'The Philippines has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years, but a sharp slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could upend planned defense spending'
The Kremlin has always denied involvement in the conflict
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discusses with the Central Military Commission 'crucial measures... for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability' of the military
The class goat, the least-rated cadet from either academy, gets a gun from the Commander-in-Chief
Of the 196 members of the PMA Class of 2020, 23 are women
Cadet 1st Class Gemalyn Deocares Sugui, Cadet 1st Class Jade Campo Villanueva, and Cadet 1st Class Jefferson Yamson Salazar are from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, respectively
Cadet 1st Class Gemalyn Deocares Sugui and her 195 batchmates will graduate in a 'simple and private' ceremony as the Philippine Military Academy remains closed to the public – even to cadets' families – because of the coronavirus pandemic
‘I want to end my cadetship here at the USNA on a very good note. I’m not representing myself, I'm representing the Philippine military,’ says Midshipman First Class Mary Pauline Fornea
The graduation rites will be closed to the public, according to PMA spokesperson Marine Captain Cherryl Tindog
To give the Philippine military a much-needed boost in air power, the government is looking to buy 6 attack helicopters from US-based suppliers
The United States charges Iran's satellite program is a cover for its development of missiles. The Islamic republic has previously insisted its aerospace activities comply with its international obligations.
Army 2Lt Vince Magbanua is a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2018. 'He is looked up to by his superiors, peers and subordinates for his dedication, commitment, and idealism,' says the military
The slain soldier, Private First Class Mark Nemis, belongs to the 301st 'Bayanihan' Infantry Brigade based in Camp Hernandez in Iloilo. He was only 24 years old.
The Bayanihan law that was signed to address the coronavirus directs a multi-pronged government strategy
The rockets slammed into the Besmaya base south of Baghdad late Monday night, a statement by the military says, making no mention of casualties
The Bureau of Customs says couriers of dirty money working for two criminal groups were able to waltz through airport security with police and military escorts
From our archives: The Philippine military is treading dangerous waters with its counterinsurgency experiments
The soldier, a 23-year-old man, is the first infection among the 28,500 troops Washington stations in the South to defend it against the nuclear-armed North
This year's PMA Alumni Homecoming on Saturday is a private affair because of the threat of the COVID-19
Duterte also says that while the government was 'on top' of the coronavirus threat, doctors should work double-time to find a virus cure
Originally set for February 14 and 15, the yearly event has been pushed back to February 22, says the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association
A statement by defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered a citywide lockdown. Magalong, however, denies it.
'We deem it prudent to avoid situations where the health and safety of our cadets, PMA alumni, and their families are put at risk,' says the defense chief
The Baguio City Prosecutor's Office identifies the gunman as 44-year-old Joselito Fernando Vidad
(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the AFP ‘could have done better’ if its top commanders served for at least 3 years, instead of the usual one year or less
The Armed Forces of the Philippines complies with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, which came after he was 'inspired' by the Chinese military drawing out crowds for its drills
(UPDATED) The plane went missing while flying over the Drake Passage, a maritime route between South America and Antarctica frequently hit by some of the world's worst weather
A survey by Washington-based Pew Research Center finds that 79% of people across the Asia-Pacific region say they are alarmed by China's growing military strength
Echoing the sentiments of Marawi residents, the provincial government urges President Duterte to review or modify the plan 'taking into account the social and cultural sensitivities of the community'
(3rd UPDATE) Kim You-geun, a national security official at Seoul's presidential Blue House, confirms the accord, known as the General Security of Military Agreement, would not be allowed to lapse at midnight
The civilian instructors are found guilty of 'negligence and imprudence' that led to the death of Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr on November 8
Yet residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur strongly oppose the establishment of another military camp in the war-ravaged city
Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say
The 31 include 21 laid off workers of a bus company and 10 young members of a grassroots cultural group
The suspect, John Louie Brosas, is a 19-year-old construction worker, whom the victim, 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar, had been helping after taking pity on him
AFP chief Lt Gen Noel Clement believes martial law in Mindanao should no longer be extended beyond 2019
(UPDATED) Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr was found 'in the 15-foot deep end of the pool' hours after his swimming class, says the Philippine Military Academy
The US military basks in success after the eliminating the founder and spiritual guide of the Islamic State group, capping a years-long campaign to crush the Sunni Muslim extremist organization
(UPDATED) Cadet 2nd Class Cedrick Gadia, from Candon, Ilocos Sur, dies of stage IV esophageal cancer on his father's birthday
'Now, I'll do my best in my main business. I will return to my job and be faithful to my work,' says G-Dragon after completing his 18-month mandatory military service